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Sunday, 9 October 2011

WHEELCHAIR RACING @ UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

As part of the ‘McCain University of Warwick Endurance Academy’ wheelchair racing opportunities are being developed for athletes county and region-wide, in association with the University of Warwick

NEW ATHLETES
Please forward to anyone you might think is interested!
Second-hand racing chairs will be available for new athletes to use and try until. These vary in age and size, and may need to be shared.

If possible please bring or borrow a cycle helmet. A small number are available to borrow. Wear suitable sports clothing, nothing too baggy, and waterproofs or change of clothes in case it rains.

After a period of sessions athletes wanting to enter races / train more regularly will be encouraged to seek funding for their own racing chair – second hand or custom-made.

Potential athletes are welcome irrespective of experience, standard or ambitions (i.e. road races or track). This applies to all ages 9/10yrs+, providing we have a chair of suitable size and a parent is present.

The sessions are open to athletes with a potential IPC wheelchair racing classification (i.e. spinal injury, cerebral palsy, lower – limb amputee).

For more information: IPC Classification Handbook This is due to the limited number of chairs and the costs of maintaining them etc.

Athletics classification and eligibility is very different to basketball and other wheelchair sports. Any questions, please ask.

TRACK FEES
Until October: £2.50 - Adults / £1.50 - U19

Please pay at reception before training.

Details for the British Wheelchair Racing Association can be found here

COACHES & VOLUNTEERS
We would welcome any support and interest in helping to run these sessions – particularly new coaches or existing coaches wanting to learn about wheelchair racing.

Update on training dates:

WEDNESDAYS -
Will continue to run assuming it is clear weather and there isn’t a frost, snow or constant rain. Showers are OK.
6pm – meet in the Coventry Godiva clubhouse now it’s a bit colder.
Sessions will start at 6:30pm sharp. So if you need longer to warm up, please arrive earlier!
If you’re not sure about local weather in Coventry, text me before leaving home.

SUNDAYS -
Lots going on this winter with UKA Talent Introduction Days, CP Sport Training Days and other events.

11am start. As above with the weather conditions.
New athletes to arrive at 10:30am – allowing time for transferring to chairs.

Meet in Coventry Godiva clubhouse.

OCTOBER
     

- Sunday 16th 11am

- Sunday 23rd 11am

- Saturday 29th UKA Talent Introduction Day (Exeter)


NOVEMBER

- Sunday 6th 11am

- Sunday 13th 11am

- Sunday 20th 11am

(Saturday 26th UKA Talent Introduction, Sheffield)

- Sunday 27th 11am

DECEMBER & JANUARY will explore indoor workshops etc.

TALENT INTRODUCTION DAYS

Have attached here. Would encourage all of you to attend the Loughborough date on February 12th.

There is an indoor track (110m), in addition to outdoor facilities.

For new athletes please get in touch re: classification appointments.

Any questions please ask.

Job
Job King

Disability Athletics Support Officer - Midlands & South West

England Athletics Ltd

M 07841 504311

E jking@englandathletics.org

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