Quest 88’s Robert Henshaw and Andrew Shilton headed up to the Shetland Isles on the 29th September to support an Adaptive Cycling Taster Day and RaceRunning Coaching day. They did this in conjunction with Shetland Sport for All and Scottish Disability Sport. The event was organised by Donna Murray, Chair of Shetland Sport For All
After travelling 8 hours by road and 13 hours by ferry, Andrew and Robert were greeted by wind and rain - but the warm greeting from the many people that came to the event soon eclipsed the weather. The Adaptive Cycling session was enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities and most importantly no-one was left out.
Day 2 was focussed on RaceRunning with teaching and coaching from coach and RaceRunning Classifier Janice Eaglesham of Redstar Athletics who was supported by Physiotherapist Nicola Tennant.
The picture shows Ryan Brennan going around the track at Clickimin Leisure Complex. Ryan who has been RaceRunning for 3 years, was instrumental in the creation of this event.
It is hoped that the event will spark the UK’s northernmost RaceRunning Club and the Adaptive bikes experienced has certainly opened the eyes of islanders as to what is possible.
Robert Henshaw, Managing Director said “ The People of Shetland and the landscape certainly got under our skin and in truth we found it hard to leave. The turn out was fantastic and I believe it inspired a lot of people as they experienced that cycling and running was possible for them. We are looking forward to returning sometime in the not too distant future”.
Photos courtesy of Brian Gray