By Kelly Wilton
The inaugural Frame Running Camp & Cup 2022 brought together and connected its international, interstate and local athletes together with their families, at the stunning location of the University Queensland athletics track in Brisbane over the weekend.
The camp, presented by Dejay Medical, provided opportunity for children and adults to participate in games and race running events.
In between races, athletes also had the opportunity to hear from Connie Hansen, the inventor of Frame Running, who is also an occupational therapist and Danish Paralympian, as well as Dr Sarah Reedman on the latest in research into the benefits of Frame Running. There was also a chance to mingle with Paralympians Rosemary Little and Maz Strong.
One of the highlights was hearing from Connie Hansen who shared with the athletes and their families the many benefits of using a race runner:
- Navigating the outdoors;
- Perception and awareness of body, including body in space and visual perception;
- Purposeful vision from the user to explore, resulting in new pathways rather than being pushed or ‘transported’ by someone else.
Further, news of the frame running 100m event for classifications RR2 and RR3 has been officially included in the World Para Athletics world championships in Paris 2023, which is exciting: https://www.paralympic.org/news/world-para-athletics-announces-paris-2023-event-programme-and-qualification-criteria
At the end of the 3 days the athletes gathered for the medal ceremony and this was kicked off with a memorable moment where William Dickinson donated his first Frame Runner to New Zealand athlete – Reid Lovett.
The Athlete of the event was awarded to Ivy Rogers, who not only showed determination on the track, but was involved in all activities and could also be found trackside cheering on her fellow athletes in their events.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2023!