Hi, my name is Kyrby Brown and I’m super excited to be joining the Quest 88 team in the role of Adaptive Sports Business Development Officer. I am based in Monmouth, South Wales and will be covering the South and South West region as well as connecting with our partners in adaptive sports.
I first experienced the thrill of RaceRunning in the latter part of 2019 at the Cardiff RaceRunning Dragons club and haven’t looked back since. I have Arthrogryposis which affects all of my joints in my upper and lower body, as a result I have limited flexion in my knees. When I was a child I used to buy bikes and remove the pedals, pushing them with my legs. It required a fair bit of balance but I could get up some speed and it meant I could join my friends on their bikes, I even used it for the path down to my primary school.
Little did I know that there was a sport being developed with a similar concept over on the continent that would enable so many to enjoy the thrill of running, I was just a few years early!
For the past 6 years I have been working in the world of Para Dressage and therapeutic horse riding, my other passion. In 2019 I was selected for the Performance Pathway for Team GBR in Para Dressage and I have spent the last couple of years in the world of elite sport. This gave me an appreciation of the power of sport and the potential it has to change lives and break down barriers. I love nothing more than seeing the transformation that comes with achievement, when you are able to overcome challenges through determination, grit and hard work.
In my spare time I enjoy exploring the countryside on my Racerunner ‘Rex’, spending time with my horses and partaking in as many different sports as possible, including Sailing and wild swimming. I am always up for a challenge and never say no to new experiences.
However, like many, 2020 brought about a change of direction in my life and when I saw this position was available I was so excited. Through my role with Quest 88 I hope to promote the sports of RaceRunning, adaptive cycling and frame football, enabling others to experience the freedom, joy and physical benefits that they might otherwise miss out on. I look forward to meeting you all when we can get out and about again and, in the meantime, I’ll be working hard planning some exciting projects aimed at bringing adaptive sport to all in the coming years.