Seventeen runners were recently trained to become VI (Visually Impaired) Guide Runners for people with sight loss at parkruns throughout the area.
Organised by New Earswick parkrun and MySight York, the training at the New Earswick track came about when a guide runner was requested and the service wasn’t available.
The core team at New Earswick quickly established a training day and places filled up very quickly.
After a successful day, York now has Guide Runners available across 3 York parkruns; Heslington, New Earswick and the Knavesmire. They also trained a volunteer for of the Fountains Abbey, Easingwold, and Sewerby parkrun.
So now there are lots of opportunities for VI runners to get out and about and join in the great community that is parkrun. Any runners with sight loss who would like a Guide Runner should get in touch directly with www.parkrun.org.uk.
For any other sight loss support, don’t hesitate to get in touch with MySight York on 01904 636269