NORTH DEVON FRAME RUNNING CLUB
Our Frame Running Club runs every Thursday, 5 - 6.30pm. This is held at the North Devon Athletics Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 2BT. £5 per session per family ( from 1st July)
For more information or to take part in our sessions, please email - firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Gemma on 07846856998
Frame Running, formerly RaceRunning, is unique in what it can enable some disabled people to achieve and that is to RUN of their own volition! The frame is designed to offload the weight of the user by up to 60 % meaning that people who cannot walk independently can be supported to move at speed with their own feet. Sound incredible? It is! The Running Frame, simply described – is a three wheeled frame with a saddle, body support but notably, no pedals. Think " The flintsones" and you'll get the idea. The rider finds a running/propulsion style, suitable for them and the result speed, exhilaration and freedom! Come and see for yourself/
The Frame Running Club works in Partnership with
North Devon Athletics Club to provide weekly Frame
Running Club. All Equipment is provided.
The Frame Running Club use Momentum Mobility as their
supplier and currently have 10 Petra Race running frames
funded in sizes 1-4.
to help to promote their services and promote the development of Frame Running.
What are the benefits?
Contributes to normal bone development through partial weight bearing.
For many, this is the only ‘cardio’ exercise possible.
Psychosocial benefits, peer interaction, independent movement and a fun form of physiotherapy.
Ability to experience the sensation of running, spatial awareness, coordination and endorphin release.
Several studies have shown a significant improvement to bone density in children with Cerebral Palsy after only a short period of using a Frame Runner.
LEAD VOLUNTEER | FRAME RUNNING CLUB |
Gemma Set up the frame running club in March 2022, she has a background in Athletics and is passionate about getting people moving and finding the right equipment to support this. Gemma is an qualified England Athletics Coach and leads the sessions alongside Jacob and Vicky.
VOLUNTEER | FRAME RUNNING CLUB NHS PHYSIO
Jacob has been involved with GRIPPhysio since March 2022. He graduated from Keele University in 2021 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy, achieving First Class Honours. He is currently working as a Physiotherapist within the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where he is completing his rotations. As a student and as a qualified physio, he has been fortunate to experience both the NHS and private sectors. During this time, he has worked in a wide range of areas, including ICU, Neurorehabilitation, MSK and Respiratory. Furthermore, he has also completed training abroad in Hungary and Australia. After finishing studying, he has recently moved to Bideford, having grown up in the area for the last 22 years. He is an avid football fan and a keen runner. He enjoys going to the beach and long coastal walks.
VOLUNTEER | FRAME RUNNING CLUB
Vicky started volunteering with frame running in 2022. She currently works as a NHS Children’s Occupational Therapist within the North Devon area. She is passionate about supporting young people to engage in leisure activities and has loved seeing the progress individuals are making through Frame Running. In her spare time, Vicky enjoys playing hockey for her local team, surfing, volunteering, rock climbing and dancing. Vicky lives in North Devon.