Guide Runners NI


The ONLY running event in Ireland where you run... blind!

Following the 2016 presentation of Running Blind, we had numerous requests as to where folks could train to be a guide runner.




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is a central resource for guide runners and visually impaired runners of ALL abilities, or who wish to take up running.


We offer a FREE training course for ANYONE who wishes to learn how to guide a visually impaired/blind runner safely.


This specially designed short course is delivered by qualified, experienced running coaches who are also highly experienced guide and VI runners (up to Ultra Marathon).


The course includes:

* introduction to guide running

* basics of guiding a visually impaired/blind person

* different eye conditions and how they affect people

* opportunity to experience different levels of sight loss

by use of 'sim specs'

* how to guide a runner by use of a tether

* practical guiding session indoors and outdoors

*practical multi-surface 'real world' guide running, both as a guide runner and as a blind runner, guided by another participant on a short course which includes small inclines/declines, twists, turns, changing surfaces, kerbs and more.


Dependent on demand, Guide Runners NI hope to be able to deliver this FREE course on a regular basis.



17th February - Stormont:


10th March - Armagh:


7th April - Carrickfergus:


12th May - Stormont:


Limited places on each session. All registrants will be forwarded a YouTube video link prior to the session, covering theory, eye conditions and guiding basics - it is IMPORTANT to watch this prior to the training session.



Contact us:


Running Blind

17 Beechgrove


Co Antrim

BT38 8LQ


Tel: 07990 684255



Running Blind 2016 was sponsored by:

Active Financial

41 Church Street,


County Down

BT34 3HN

2018 Organisers:


Tony Barclay

Debbie McVeigh

Adrian Boyd

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