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25/10/17 : IPC publishes article on World Para Athletics' introduction of RaceRunning. The story is on the front page of Paralympic.org: https://www.paralympic.org/news/racerunning-events-be-included-world-para-athletics-programme
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today that RaceRunning is to be introduced as a World Para Athletics event. This is fabulous and very exciting news. Over the coming weeks CPISRA will provide further information but first we wanted to let you know the great news.
Below is copy of the announcement by Ryan Montogomery, IPC Summer Sports Director and also below is a link to the World Para Athletics:RACERUNNING paper jointly released by World Para Athletics and CPISRA.
"Dear NPC President, Secretary General & National Athletics Federations,
As part of the IPC and World Para Athletics commitment to developing para athletics opportunities for athletes with high support needs we are pleased to inform you of the latest developments with regards to the integration of RaceRunning into World Para Athletics.
World Para Athletics and CPISRA have been in discussions for some time about increasing the participation of athletes with High Support Needs in World Para Athletics track events. The basis of this discussion was to allow for the recognition of RaceRunning within the para athletics programme to occupy the current T31 and T32 classes, classes which over the course of the last years have had no representation or participation in para athletics.
World Para Athletics believe this development addresses our strategic agenda of providing athletes with high support needs further opportunity and enhances World Para Athletics diversity and inclusion in line with the objectives of the Paralympic Movement.
You will find attached a detailed introduction to RaceRunning and its future within the family of both World Para Athletics and CPISRA.
I kindly ask you to circulate this information to the relevant national bodies within your community ...................................
The CPISRA RaceRunning World Championships and International RaceRunning Camp was held last week in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The competition and camp grows each year, with 98 athletes from 13 countries (Austria, Brazil, Denmark, England, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, The Faroe Island and USA) competing in the biggest one yet. Athletes can participate in three training days at the Camp before the three days of competition begins.
As usual athletes produced fantastic races with many exciting close finishes and a spectacular total of twenty world records. RR1’s Henrik Eriksson broke the 400m and 800m world record, Muninder Singh Hayer broke the 200m world record, Marika Vaihnger broke the 200m world record and junior Levi Hanusarson broke the 100m world record. RR2’s Lasse Kroman broke the 5000m world record, Rie Lynge Rasmussen broke the 1500m and 5000m world record and junior Hannibal Caderberg broke the 100m, 200m and 400m world records. RR3’s Gavin Drysdale broke the 400m and 1500m world records and Thea Berggren Jorgensen broke the 5000m world record. RR3’s juniors Sayer Grooms broke the 200m, 400m, 8000m and 1500m world record, Vanessa Berg broke the 200m world record and Kristine Hagen Jabobsen broke the 100m world record.
A representative from the IPC attended the three days of competition which created an excited buzz around the competition which motivated the athletes even more.
This year the CPISRA World Championships allowed significant progress to be made in the development of RaceRunning as a sport. Research teams from Edinburgh University, Queen Margaret University and CPISRA researchers collected data including measurements to help aid the development of an evidence based classification system for RaceRunning and monitoring heart rate and speed of athletes when they are both training and competing. Over 30 athletes happily volunteered to participate in the research which will help to aid the future of RaceRunning.
RaceRunning Committee Updates
For those countries currently active in RaceRunning please find listed below the Committee member responsible for liaising with you. This person will be your key contact and also the member responsible for Committee communication to your country. All other countries please contact Craig Carscadden.
Ana Ceclia Frazao – Brazil, USA, Mexico
Craig Carscadden - England, Ireland, Wales
Cristina Marques – Portugal, Spain
Mansoor Siddiqi – Denmark, Singapore, Russia, Faroe Islands, Lithuania
Peter Drysdale – Scotland, Netherlands, Australia
Vicki Skure-Eriksson – Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Norway
International RaceRunning Website Results, Rankings & World Records. Provided by Denmark : RaceRunning founder and CPISRA member.
A description of each international class follows;
Classification RR1 – severe involvement of LL (legs) and trunk, (significant spasticity) gross patterns of movement only, difficulty in isolating individual joint movements, ineffective leg propulsion, foot drag, severe asymmetry, poor co-ordination, poor trunk control and upper limb involvement, limited hand function requiring hand placement aids, startle reflex.
Classification RR2 – moderate involvement of LL (legs) and trunk (less spasticity), asymmetry but more effective pushing pattern than RR1, may also need gloves to keep hands on handlebars, min or no foot drag, poor co-ordination but can alternate leg movement but limited stride effectiveness, moderate trunk control.
Classification RR3 – mild to moderate involvement of one or both UL, fair to good trunk control, moderate involvement of LL (legs), symmetrical or slight asymmetrical movement of LL (legs), with alternate leg movement and good push off, no startle reflex ie effective start, good acceleration with adequate steering and braking, will not require hand strapping, reduced range of movement at hip and knee joints may limit stride length. Some athletes with Athetosis may demonstrate a smoother movement as their speed increases.
UL refers Upper Limb
CPISRA RaceRunning International Committee
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