RaceRunning athletes receive recognition for their sport
Two young athletes that participated at the IWAS 2011 World Games meet the Scottish First Minister
Last week at the invitation of Scotland’s First Minister, Kayleigh Haggo and Gavin Drysdale attended the annual Celebrating Scotland Sporting Success reception. This is a major event, attended by Scotland’s top performing Sportspeople and major sporting bodies.
Kayleigh and Gavin were specifically referred to in the First Minister’s speech, acknowledging their performances at the IWAS World Games, each winning four gold medals and saying they were now famous for having appeared on the National News. Following the First Minister’s speech they were the first people he went to speak to and set the tone for Kayleigh and Gavin receiving loads of attention.
Shown is a photo of the First Minister speaking to Kayleigh and Gavin.
What a wonderful boost for RaceRunning in Scotland and a further increase to the profile of Scotland’s current two international RaceRunners
Facts about RaceRunning
1991 was a year of change for people suffering from Cerebral Palsy. The first RaceRunner saw the light of day and athletes with cerebral palsy could now start running forward instead of backwards.Past records were quickly broken, and before long CP-ISRA became aware of the potentials in the new sport. In 2002 the very first international RaceRunners camp was held, and since then the number of countries with active RaceRunning has risen steadily. In the last 20 years Denmark has turned RaceRunning into a national sport for certain groups of disabled, especially CP’s.