Sighted guides wanted for low vision athletes
Woy Woy Runners, who organise the Woy Woy Parkrun evey Saturday, are exploring the possibility of supporting runners who are blind or low vision Achilles Australia Athletes throughout the year.
"Woy Woy Parkrun is a timed, five kilometre fun run-walk held every Saturday morning at Lions Park in Woy Woy," said organiser Ms Jody O'Connor Weir.
"Most Saturday's at Parkrun, there are two Achilles athletes who each need a person to be their sighted guide.
"We also need someone to run with one of the guide dogs.
"Woy Woy Runners is over 100-people strong now.
"If half of us were willing to volunteer two times per year to be a sighted guide, the roster would be full.
"On the day that you are a volunteer guide, you will need to arrive 15 minutes early to Parkrun for a guide briefing.
"As a guide, you will get credit for completing your Parkrun and you will also get a Parkrun volunteer credit."
Anyone interested in volunteering should leave a comment on Woy Woy Runners social media page.
Social media, 20 Jun 2022
Jody O'Connor Weir, Woy Woy Runners