Image: Darren and Paul – Parkrun Champion Lakes
Client Darren is passionate about endurance sports. Together, Darren and SensesWA’s Orientation and Mobility Specialist Paul have participated in endurance competitions for the past 7 years. The pair have completed two Iron Man Triathlons, numerous half marathons, Perth City to Surf, Run for a Reason and regularly participate in local Parkruns. Darren lives with dual sensory loss, Deafblindness, and trains with Paul as his Guide Runner.
What is a Guide Runner?
“A guide runner is there to assist the individual with vision loss to experience the freedom of running by guiding them to navigate their surroundings in a safe manner, gradually growing their confidence.” Paul – Orientation and Mobility Specialist.
If you are blind or have low vision and would like to experience the freedom of running or grow your skills or confidence in running, Paul can assist you in achieving this goal using funding from your NDIS plan.
Training can take place on a track or a trail, on grass or pavement. Running will be at your own pace, in a safe environment, with Paul as your Guide Runner.
Contact our Orientation and Mobility Specialist:
If you or someone you know would like to start running with a Guide Runner contact Paul directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0413 543 815.