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. Sessions are free and frames are provided.
For more information or to take part in our sessions, please email - email@example.com.
The activity of Frame Running, formerly known as RaceRunning, is unique in what it can enable some disabled people to achieve and that is to RUN! In many cases this means people who cannot walk independently or even at all – moving at speed with their own feet and by their own volition! Sound incredible? And it is – it’s something to witness. You cannot imagine what this sport means to those who participate. The Running Frame, simply described – is a three wheeled frame with a saddle, body support and most notably, no pedals. The rider finds a running/propulsion style, suitable for them and the result is a sensation of speed, exhilaration and freedom!
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 8 Petra Race running frames
funded in sizes 1-4.
The Frame Running Club work with CP Sport and CPISRA
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.