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Tony’s story: Why moving together makes a difference

Tony never imagined he could run with limited vision. The tumour which caused tunnel vision made him believe life had given up on him. But with the help of the Couch to 5k app and his supportive guide he’s discovered a new passion. This is his story.

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How to start your guide running journey

Running is an inclusive activity which anyone can get involved with, no matter what level of sight you have.

If you don’t feel comfortable going out on your own, you can use the Couch to 5k app to help start your journey and find a guide for added support.

Some blind and partially sighted people like to use a tether with their guide, to help stay on track. A tether is a short piece of fabric with two hoops at the end. This allows you both to either grip them or put them on your wrists, whilst running or walking together.

Whether you want to start by going for a walk with a friend, a guide or on your own or challenge yourself to a jog, it will help improve your fitness and get you moving more.

Find an activity for you

There is something out there for everyone. If you want to get involved in an activity but don’t know where to start, why not take our quiz, to find the right activity for you.

Take the See Sport Differently quiz

Workout from home

Try out one of our home workouts if you want to get active but would prefer to start from the comfort of your own home.

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Explore activities

Explore other activities and how to get started, if you haven’t found what you’re looking for yet.

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