Running Tales

Claire Hedges: Profoundly deaf parkrunner aims to create running group for all

May 15, 2020

When Claire Hedges was at school, she used to hang around with the back markers at cross-country events - so she could have a sneaky cigarette!

These days Claire is a committed parkrunner and aiming to run her first half-marathon, despite only taking up running seriously last year.

Born profoundly deaf, Claire is now a run leader at All Together Running, a running group set up to include both deaf runners and those with normal hearing.

I spoke to her about the parkrun experience as a deaf runner and how other people learning sign language gives her a huge boost...

 

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