It's been a whirlwind few weeks for former RNC student, Brandon Hulcoop.
The FA Disability Cup Finals will return to St George's Park on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July, with BT Sport providing coverage over the weekend, the first time the competition has been broadcast live.
At the Royal National College for the Blind our vision is 'Education, Employment, Empowerment' and we are committed to a world where every person with a visual impairment has true equality.
Back in March 2020, Tara Wheatley (an RNC student at the time) and her guide runner, Tim Broome, completed their longest marathon training run to date: 22.5 miles in under 4 hours. Months earlier - before the pandemic was even known about - they had signed up to run the Virgin London Marathon (VLM) to raise funds for The Royal National College for the Blind's sister charity, Blindcare.
He's done it! Here's our fantastic cycling fundraiser Andrew Davis at John O Groats last night around 10pm, after taking just nine days to cycle 1,026 miles and complete the Lands End to John O Groats challenge known as LEJOG. He started out in a heatwave in Cornwall just after the G7 summit and cycled very mountainous, wooded and challenging terrain, finishing with a swim in the North Sea. Amazingly Andrew says his legs still feel good!
As part of RNC’s Careers Week, we welcomed Mandy Furniss from Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service (HVOSS) and Louise Taylor an HVOSS volunteer, with guide dog Andrew.
UPDATE 21 May | Congratulations to Barbara, and friend James, who battled terrible weather conditions to make it to the top of Cadair Idris and back down again, to complete the gruelling Ras-y-Gadar half marathon.
We are thrilled to announce that the College's Head of Sport and Head Coach of GB Women's Goalball, Aaron Ford, has been included in the first cohort of UK Sport's newly launched High Performance Coach Apprenticeship Programme (HiCAP).
Resident student strong man, Chris Colbert, is at it again. After taking fourth place at the World's Strongest Disabled Man in December 2020, he’s now in training for the North of England’s Strongest 105kg Man, which takes place on 23 May at 'Viking Power and Strength', his home gym in Doncaster.
As part of the county’s community testing strategy, thePoint4 Leisure Centre, run by The Royal National College for the Blind, is currently home to two separate Covid-19 test centres - Herefordshire Council’s rapid lateral flow testing and the Wye Valley NHS Trust’s pre-operative Covid-19 testing. Both of the centres support testing for people without symptoms of Covid-19 infection.
Several Covid-19 related lockdowns didn’t stop local firms, Mundy’s Estate Planning & Probate Specialists and Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) Solicitors, from raising over £1,500 for the Royal National College for the Blind.
Sunday 14 March 2021 was International Day of Mathematics (IDM).
RNC A Level student, Nicole Corley, is organising a sponsored walk event as part of her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
The College has two places left to fill, in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon and is looking for experienced runners who can commit to raise £1000 for the College charity.
In August 2020, we reported that Strongman competitor Chris Colbert, a student with The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), had been using the first lockdown to keep up an impressive weight training regime at home.
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