York Disability Week event
Prepare to be inspired by Beth and Mo who are founder members of York RaceRunning Club (the sport is now called Frame Running). Beth and Mo met at the University of York when Beth was a student and Mo was working in the Student Hub. For very different reasons they had both come to Frame Running and their combined desire to be active led to the club being formed as part of the City of York Athletics Club.
Mo has a lifelong joint condition (hEDS) which means she uses a powerchair to get around. She never had any sporting ambitions, and certainly didn’t expect to take up running in her 40s! She first saw Frame Running when attending disability athletics competitions with her son. In 2019 she became the first Frame Runner in the UK to complete a half marathon.
Beth has cerebral palsy and from the age of 6 she dreamed of being a Paralympian. 21 years later she realised that dream and represented GB at the Tokyo Paralympic games in Boccia. Frame Running is something Beth has competed in for England, winning medals at the CPISRA World Games 2017. Frame running now remains part of Beth’s general fitness programme, something she undertakes for fun.
Beth and Mo will start the session by explaining boccia and frame running and who can participate. They will then discuss their individual sporting journeys, sharing their passion for being active.
NB: This event will be captioned.