Get involved with Frame Running

Introducing Running Frames and Frame Running

It’s the activity of Frame Running (formerly known as RaceRunning). It’s unique in what it lets some disabled people achieve and that is to RUN! In many cases this means people who cannot walk independently or even at all - moving at speed, with their own feet and by their own volition!

RaceRunning

Sounds incredible! And it is - it’s really something to witness. You cannot imagine what this sport means to those who participate. People with conditions that have meant years of interrupted or ‘broken’ walking patterns who often have to negotiate unsympathetic environments - now experiencing the wind at their backs, new rhythms in movement, different stimuli and reactions in their bodies... speed!

Frame Running has physical health benefits for children and adults as well as developing a greater sense of wellbeing, encouraging new friendships and motivating children to engage more fully in physiotherapy.

"The equipment helps the user to distribute their weight in a way that allows freedom of movement for their legs and feet. The Running Frame also has very little rolling resistance and so users can achieve self propulsion with a minimum of floor contact. This is a great motivation for trying harder, stretching further for the reward of speed".

Get involved

Whilst Frame Running is not all about Sport, it is a big part of the Frame Running world. Quest, alongside other organisations including CP Sport England & Wales, share a vision to see frame running reach its full potential as a disability sport for people of all ages who may have impaired mobility or balance. Quest is committed to the development of the sport and the freedom and fun it brings. 

The following clubs/organisations are providing Frame Running opportunities in the UK:

England:

NEW! Bath Frame Running Club - Call 07880 743453 or email: bathracerunning@gmail.com

Gloucester Dragons All Ability Athletics Club (Gloucester) - most Sunday's 11 - 1pm - Contact via email: marieowen@doctors.org

*Fully supervised sessions with a full selection of RaceRunners, Racing wheelchairs and throwing equipment available.

Wheel For Wellbeing (Croydon, London) - Tues: 10 - 1pm / Fri: 11 - 1pm / Sat: 10 - 2.30pm - Contact: 020 7346 8482

*Please note: This is a recreational session, this hub has 2 running frames on site but can not provide coaching. Please ring ahead prior to check sizes of RaceRunner.

Allsorts Glos RaceRunning Club (Stroud - Gloucestershire) - only on selected Sunday's 10.30 - 12pm - Contact Max Pemberton on 07872 562777 or by email: max@allsortsglos.org.uk

CP Teens UK RaceRunning (Sheffield, Yorkshire) - every Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30pm - Contact Ellie Simpson on 07730494003 or email: ellie@cpteensuk.org

CP 'Tinies' RaceRunning (Sheffield, Yorkshire) - every Friday 5.30 - 6.30pm - Contact Ellie Simpson on 07730494003 or email: ellie@cpteensuk.org

RaceRunning Club for East London - ignite@accesssport.co.uk  or call 020 7993 9883 / Sunday 9:45am-11am Venue: Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, 170 Chingford Road, London E17 5AA

York RaceRunning Club - Friday 7pm – 8pm (Mid February – Mid November). Saturday dates vary communicated via Facebook (@YorkRaceRunning)

Venue: University of York Athletics Track, Newton Way, York, YO10 5NA - Liz Moulam –  Yorkracerunning@aol.co.uk or call 07742 886 883

For more RaceRunning Clubs in England courtesy of CP Sport (England) - visit www.cpsport.org - Alternatively, you can call 0115 925 7027 or email: athletics@cpsport.org

 

Scotland (list updated March 2021):

Aberdeen

Contact: Ruth Watson, Community Development Office - pathways@aberdeenaac.co.uk 07702702550

Friday 6-7pm Aberdeen Sports Villlage and Tue 5-6pm GSC

Ayr Seaforth

Contact - Margaret Drysdale - info@acerr.org 07531 061 307

Mondays, 6pm - 7pm, from mid March to beginning of October at Dam Park Stadium, Ayr.

East Lothian Meadowmill

Contact: Lynda Gilroy - lgilroy1@enjoyleisure.com 07718698960

Wednesday & Friday, Meadowmill, Edinburgh

Forth Valley Flyers

Contact: Graham Harvey - graham.harvey@fvds.org.uk

Tuesdays 5.30pm - 7pm, Grangemouth

High Life Highland (Inverness)

Contact: info@highlifehighland.com

Inspire Girvan & South Carrick

Contact: Kayleigh Haggo - Kayleigh.Haggo@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Perth Strathtay Harriers

Contact: Jim Hunter - info@strathtayharriers.co.uk

Tuesday, 6pm - 7pm, Perth

Pitreavie RaceRunning group

Contact: Pierette Melville - melvillepierette@gmail.com

Monday 4.45-5.30, Pitreavie, Dunfermline

Red Star

Contact: Laura Gebbie - laura.gebbie@sky.com

Lynsay Gebbie – lgebbie66@gmail.com

Monday and Thursday night at Crownpoint, Glasgow

Shetland

Contact: Donna Murray - donna.murray2@shetland.gov.uk

Wales:

Cardiff Dragons All Ability Athletics Club (Cardiff) - most Friday's 5 - 7pm - Contact Gabriela Todd on 07803 770962 or email: gabriela.todd@yahoo.co.uk

*Track fee payable at reception currently £2.10

 

If you would like to find out more about what is involved in setting up a new RaceRunning club, please contact Rob Henshaw at robert.henshaw@quest88.com

We also offer come and try opportunities at CP Sport England / Wales events, supporting Frame Running Festivals, as well showcasing running frames at activity related events and exhibitions around the UK.

Please see our events section for all upcoming Frame Running day events and for more information about the sport, visit www.cpsport.org or www.rrscotland.org