[Nfbmo] cross country

Cari Kness carisuekness at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 13:34:11 UTC 2010

I have not run cross country myself, though I've run a few of those 
5K races. I have some good friends who are totally blind and competed 
in cross country events in Track during high school. They had a 
partner that they worked with throughout the time. Since they worked 
together they were able to figure out the method that felt 
comfortable for the both of them. That included speed, gate and the 
rest. If I remember right, they had a ribbon around their wrist. The 
partner ran slightly ahead. My friends say that it's really important 
to practice and have a good working relationship with the running 
partner to make it all work well. They really enjoyed their running days.
At 02:36 PM 8/19/2010, you wrote:

>Okay Roman wants to run cross country in middle school this 
>year.  From what I remember when my brother ran cross country (30 
>years ago) they ran alot at golf courses and the way was chalked.  I 
>just got off the phone with the coach and have some questions for you all.
>Sometimes when they practice they are on uneven ground.  Okay, I 
>don't think it will be a problem as we are in the country and Roman 
>runs around here all the time.  Yes, sometimes he falls but he 
>usually just somersalts and then comes right back up running.  I 
>know he dosen't have the best vision, but he really likes to 
>run.  But sometimes they run on the road and downtown.  While he 
>might fall down in uneven ground, I am much more worried about curbs 
>and such.  They run in packs usually and so he would be with 
>someone, but does he take his cane?  Wont it get in the way.  But 
>can he depend on someone to call out "curb, ditch, or step"?  I 
>don't really know how to go about this.  Taking his can would 
>definately slow him down and he dosen't want to take it.  He is 
>extremely adaptable and runs out here in the country with me without 
>it, but then it is just the two of us and I warn him about tree roots and such.
>Does anyone out there run cross country or know of anyone that does 
>that could help us?  We really need some pointers.
>Thank you in advance;
>Rosina and Roman
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