Introducing RaceRunners and RaceRunning
Running Bikes or RaceRunners are used by people of all ages for recreation, everyday mobility and sport at all levels. The user of the RaceRunner is also known as a ‘RaceRunner’, and for those who have engaged with the activity - it is something of a lifestyle!
RaceRunning has physical health benefits for children and adults as well as developing a greater sense of wellbeing, encouraging new friendships as well as motivating children to engage more fully in physiotherapy.
"The equipment helps the RaceRunner distribute their weight in a way that allows freedom of movement for their legs and feet. The Racerunner 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".
Quest 88 has been promoting RaceRunning for over 11 years after seeing its potential. We supply the world's leading Running Bike, The Petra RaceRunner by Connie Hansen. Over time we have also developed a number of accessories which have been designed to assist athletes to use their equipment to the full.
More information on Petra Racerunners can be found here.
Whilst RaceRunning is not all about Sport, it is a big part of the RaceRunning world. Quest 88, alongside other organisations including CP Sport England & Wales, share a vision to see RaceRunning reach its full potential as a disability sport for people of all ages who may have impaired mobility or balance. Quest 88 is committed to the development of the sport and the freedom and fun it brings.
The following clubs/organisations are providing RaceRunning opportunities:
Aberdeenshire Disability Sport (Aberdeen) - Contact Claire McDonald on 07533 056 564 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) - Fridays 5 - 6pm - 8 years + - www.aberdeensportsvillage.com/kids-asv/kids-asv - Contact Alison Shaw via email: email@example.com
A.C.E RaceRunning Club (Ayr) - Mon 6 - 7pm (Mar-Oct) - www.acerr.org - Contact Margaret Drysdale on 07531 061 307 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dumfries & Galloway Physical Athletics Club (Dumfries) - Wed/Fri 6 - 7.30pm - Contact Russell Watson on 01576 470 633 or Anne Watson on 07795 198 574
Forth Valley Flyers (Grangemouth) - Tues 5.30 - 7pm - www.fvds.org.uk - Contact Ann Finlayson via email: email@example.com
High Life Highland (Inverness) - Contact Fiona Green on 07557 744 447 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highland Cycle Ability Centre (near Inverness) - www.highlandcycleabilitycentre.com - Contact by email: email@example.com
Kilmarnock Harrier & Athletic Club (Kilmarnock) - Wed 6 - 7pm - Contact Steven Mair on 07816 592 184 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lothian Leopards Disability Athletics (Meadowmill Edinburgh) - www.activeeastlothian.co.uk - Contact Jean Dobson on 07882 376 338
Perth Strathtay Harriers (Perth) - Tues 6 - 7pm - Contact Jim Hunter by email: email@example.com
Pitreavie Athletics Club (Dunfermline) - Mon 4.45 - 5.45pm - Contact Pierette Melville by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook: Pitreavie RaceRunning Group
Red Star Athletics Club (East Glasgow) - Contact Janice Eaglesham by email: email@example.com
Scotstoun (West Glasgow) - Contact Caroline Johnston on 0141 2875 294 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Park City Of Glasgow AC (Scotstoun - West Glasgow) - Wed 6 - 7pm - Contact Gordon Innes on 07983 360 804 or email: email@example.com
Other areas of Scotland are interested and hope to offer Running Bike activity soon, please contact Margaret Drysdale at A.C.E. RaceRunning Club to get more information about activities near where you live.
THE REST OF THE UK:
Gloucester Dragons All Ability Athletics Club (Gloucester) - most Sunday's 11 - 1pm - Contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Fully supervised sessions with a full selection of RaceRunners, Racing wheelchairs and throwing equipment available.
Cardiff Dragons All Ability Athletics Club (Cardiff) - most Friday's 5 - 7pm - Contact Gabriela Todd on 07803 770962 or email: email@example.com
*Track fee payable at reception currently £2.10
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 RaceRunners 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CP Teens UK RaceRunning (Sheffield, Yorkshire) - every Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30pm - Contact Ellie Simpson on 07730494003 or email: email@example.com
CP 'Tinies' RaceRunning (Sheffield, Yorkshire) - every Friday 5.30 - 6.30pm - Contact Ellie Simpson on 07730494003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more RaceRunning Clubs in England courtesy of CP Sport (England) - visit www.cpsport.org - Alternatively, you can call 0115 925 7027 or email: email@example.com
If you would like to find out more about what is involved in setting up a new RaceRunning club, please contact Rob Henshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also offer come and try opportunities at CP Sport England / Wales events, supporting RaceRunning Festivals, as well showcasing Running Bikes at activity related events and exhibitions around the UK.
Please see our events section for all upcoming RaceRunning day events and for more information about the sport, visit www.cpsport.org or www.rrscotland.org