Achilles International

About 3 months ago now I started running with an organisation called Achilles International.  Such an amazing group of people. Here is a little about it:

“Achilles International is a worldwide organisation whose mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, promote personal achievement, and enhance self-esteem and lower barriers.

In 1976, New Yorker Dick Traum, an above the knee amputee, found himself approaching middle age and out of shape. After joining a local YMCA, Dick began running – small distances at first and then, eventually several miles. Within a year, Dick became the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon. The experience was life changing, bringing a powerful sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. In 1983, seeking to provide that same opportunity to other people with disabilities, Dick created the Achilles Track Club, now called Achilles International.”

We aim to meet once a fortnight to get the group out and exercising!!! It is such a wonderful group of athletes and guides normally the track is full of smiling and laughing.

For more information

http://www.achillesnewzealand.org

 

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