VI Sport North East

Atheletics

Derwentside AC -

Louisa Centre,
Stanley,
County Durham,
DH9 0TE
Tel 01207 280 103
Email: secretaryatdac@hotmail.com

British Blind Sport are trying to encourage sighted runners to train as guides.

Derwentside AC have an ability section for 8-18 year olds with a disability.

Claremont Road Runners -

Coach Lane Campus East,
Coach Lane,
Benton,
Tyne and Wear,
NE7 7XA
Tel 0191 438 4483
Email: shelleylanser@hotmail.com

Claremont Road Runners are based at Northumbria University. They meet at 6pm on Monday and Wednesday evening and training runs take place on the roads around the city. They haven't had a visually impaired runner join them, but are open to discussions on how it would work, health and safety etc. if you are interested contact them to discuss the matter further. You can find more at: claremontroadrunners.co.uk/about-us

Junior Disability Multi-Sports Club -

The Lakeside Centre,
Tyne and Wear,
NE12 6SA
Tel 0191 643 7465
Email: sport@northtyneside.gov.uk

NOTAN disability athletics sessions -

Burradon Community Recreation Centre,
Burradon Road,
Cramlington, Northumberland,
NE23 7NG
Tel: 0191 643 7465
Contact: Karen Lewis-Archer
Email: karen.lewis-archer@northtyneside.gov.uk
Website: www.sportnorthtyneside.org.uk

Elvet Striders -

Maiden Castle,
Durham,
Co Durham,
DH1 3SE
Email: elvetstridersmembership@gmail.com

Happy for Visually impaired runners to Join, however they have no runners trained as guides. so they advise you to bring your own guide.

Stocksfield Striders -

Main Road,
Stocksfield,
Northumberland,
NE43 7NN
Email: david.reed64@btopenworld.com

Some of their members were interested in providing support. let them know what help you would require.

Jarrow & Hebburn AC -

Dene Terrace,
Jarrow,
Tyne and Wear,
NE32 5NJ
Tel 07968 391 550
Email: info@jhac.org.uk

contact the club to find out if the location they use for their runs is suitable, ask if they have a guide to support you or if you need to provide your own.

Blyth Running Club -

Bolam Park, Blyth,
Northumberland,
NE24 5BT
Email: enquiries@blythrunningclub.org.uk

They would welcome VI people along to training sessions. They would initially ask you to bring a support person in the first instance, as they are unsure with insurance for VI athletes and training.

Blaydon Harriers & AC -

Shibdon Road,
Blaydon,
Tyne and Wear,
NE21 5NW
Tel 0191 020 2033
Email: jmason.bhac@gmail.com

We welcome all to our club, the only problem we have at present is that our track is an old cinder track, so might not be suitable. You would need your own support/ Guide

Alnwick & District Triathlon Club

Contact: Tracey Sample at: the247triathlete.com

They would welcome & accommodate VI Athletes. They would like to talk to VI athletes for individual requirements.

Sporting Club Cramlington -

High Burn,
Cramlington,
Northumberland,
NE23 6BN
Tel 01670 542222
Email: scc@activenorthumberland.org.uk

They would like to talk to individual disabled Athletes before the join to work out their individual needs

Sedgefield Harriers -

Hawthorn Road,
Sedgefield,
County Durham,
TS21 3DD
Email: ahummelinck@yahoo.co.uk

When contacting the club discuss one to one what your needs would be.

New Marske Harriers AC -

Laurence Jackson School,
Guisborough,
Tees Valley,
TS14 6RD
Email:chairman@new-marske-harriers.co.uk

When contacting the club discuss one to one what your needs would be, and what support you would require

Cleveland Triathlon Club

When contacting the club discuss one to one what your needs would be, and what support you would require

Sunderland Strollers -

West Lane,
Ashbrooke,
Tyne and Wear,
SR2 7HW
Email: Chairman@sunderlandstrollers.co.uk

Runners will need to bring a guide with them please, but they will definitely be welcomed.

These Girls Can Run Derwentside -

Annfield Plain Park,
Annfield Plain,
County Durham,
DH9 7UQ
Tel 07789 766 469
Email: thesegirlscanrun@gmail.com

Visually impaired runners are welcome. However they would need their own guide as they do not have anyone trained as a guide runner also, they ask if you could give them some notice to ensure routes etc. were appropriate.

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