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The Adventurer Miles Hilton-Barber – Episode 59 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 59 we chat with Blind Adventurer Miles Hilton-Barber from England. Despite being blind for over 25 years, Miles has still lived his dreams, (and man, does this guy dream big), encouraging us to realise that “The only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves.”

Some of his adventures have included running Ultra-marathons, mountain climbing, trekking in Antarctica, driving supercharged drag-racing cars, speed boats, setting a grand prix track record, piloting a microlight from London to Sydney and being the first blind person to break the sound barrier in a fighter jet. And believe me, the list goes on.

For a look at his impressive list of achievements and adventures, I recommend that you check out his website www.mileshilton-barber.com

This is a great conversation and I am sure that you will find it both informative and entertaining. I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to this podcast for free via iTunes, a smartphone podcast app, a Victor Reader Stream, or at The Blind Sport Podcast website www.theblindsportpodcast.com

Please share this podcast with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

For a full transcript of the audio contained within this podcast episode, access one of the following document format links:
Word document transcript of episode 59

PDF document transcript of episode 59

Plane text document transcript of episode 59

 

Cheers, Mike.

Mixed Martial Arts with David (AKA Blind Fury) – Episode 58 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Are you wanting to be more fit, more self-confident and more physically capable? Well, whether you become a multiple black belt lethal Ninja or just someone who can fall over without hurting yourself, then maybe Martial Arts is worth considering.

There are so many styles of Martial Arts to choose from that you can train in, and some, that are more suited to people with limited or no vision than others.

In episode 58 we chat with David Kuttnauer from San Diego, California, or as he is known as within certain circles “Blind Fury”, who in the last few years has got involved in mixed martial arts.

We discuss his experiences with Mixed Martial Arts and discuss how this sport  can be of benefit to blind and Vision Impaired people.

For more information or to contact David email contactdavidnow@gmail.com

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both informative and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or like the blind sport podcast on Facebook.

 

For a full transcript of the audio contained within this podcast episode, access one of the following document format links:

Word document transcript of episode 58

PDF document transcript of episode 58

Plane text document transcript of episode 58

Cheers, Mike.

Tandem Cycling with the Blind Stokers Club – Episode 57 of The Blind Sport Podcast

When was the last time that you rode a bike? Can you remember how great that felt?

Being part of a tandem team of sighted captain and blind stoker is pretty amazing. Whether your goal is to improve your fitness, to cycle at a competitive level or just have a bit of weekend fun, riding a tandem could be the sport for you.

In episode 57 we chat with Dave White (Club Director and sighted tandem captain) and Andy Granda(DeafBlind Stoker) from the Blind Stokers Club in San Diego about their club and how this organisation is supporting the blind and Vision Impaired to enjoy the sport of Tandem Cycling.

For more information or to contact the Blind Stokers Club visit their website www.blindstokersclub.org or follow the Blind Stokers Club on Facebook.

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both informative and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website www.theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook.

For a full transcript of the audio contained within this podcast episode, access one of the following document format links:

Word document transcript of episode 57

PDF document transcript of episode 57

Plane text document transcript of episode 57

 

Cheers, Mike.

Sport, Fitness and the Apple Watch with Jonathan Mosen – Episode 56 of The Blind Sport Podcast

So is the Apple Watch just an expensive gimmicky fashion accessory? Or could it actually help me with my sport or physical activities?

In episode 56 we chat with Jonathan Mosen from Wellington New Zealand about the Apple Watch and how it can be used to assist your sport or physical fitness goals.

Jonathan is a well-respected voice in the world of accessible technology for the Blind and vision impaired. Listen to how he has recently benefitted from using many features of the Apple Watch to support his personal health and fitness goals.

For more information or to contact Jonathan check out Mosen Consulting – Blindness technology eBooks, audiobooks and training http://Mosen.org

For additional resources on the accessibility of the Apple Watch as well as other Apple technologies for the blind check out http://applevis.com

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both informative and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.

Adapt and Run with Simon Wheatcroft – Episode 55 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Blind people are running the streets unassisted? Well Yes! Blind runner Simon Wheatcroft from Doncaster England is doing just that.

In episode 55 we chat with Simon about the methods, adaptions and technologies that he uses to allow him to run alone around his local area.

Some of Simon’s running achievements have included marathons and ultra-distance events including his 2014 epic run from Boston to New York to finish off with the New York City Marathon.

Simon is currently training towards his goal of being the first blind person to run a 160 mile ultra-distance run across the desert solo.

For more information or to contact Simon check out his website http://andadapt.com – Facebook http://facebook.com/andadapt – Twitter @andadapt

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced blind or vision impaired runner or walker, you may like to check out Achilles International http://www.achillesinternational.org as they can assist people to run in various countries and even assist you to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon.

Some technology mentioned by Simon in this conversation include the “Run Keeper” app https://www.runkeeper.com and Techno Gym treadmills and the “MyRun” iPad app https://itunes.apple.com/bg/app/myrun-app/id918088000?mt=8

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both inspiring and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.

Adventure Running with Daniel Berlin – Episode 54 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Running as a blind person can be an adventure, but for Daniel Berlin from Colorado, he makes sure that it is.

In episode 54 we chat with Dan about his running journey and cover some of his epic adventures which include marathons, triathlons and ultra-distance off-road challenges.

Some of Dan’s achievements include running the Inca Trail in Peru in one day and running rim to rim to rim of the Grand Canyon with “Team See Possibilities”.

Let’s find out how his passion for adventure along with a great support team have allowed him to take on some amazing long distance runs (both on and off-road) at the same time as raising money for various blindness related organisations.

For more information or to contact “Team See Possibilities” check out their website. http://teamseepossibilities.com – Facebook. teamseepossibilities – Twitter. @teamseeposs

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced blind or vision impaired runner or walker, you may like to check out Achilles International http://www.achillesinternational.org as they can assist people to run in various countries and even assist you to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon.

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both inspiring and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.

The World’s Fastest Blind MotorCyclist with Stuart Gunn – Episode 53 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Can you imagine riding a motorbike without sight? What about attempting a world record speed challenge? In episode 53 we chat with Stuart Gunn from Edinburgh Scotland about breaking the world record as the fastest blind motorcyclist.

When we think about the sports typically pursued by people who are blind, Motorbike riding doesn’t usually feature very high in the list of options, but for Stuart Gunn it is his passion. Let’s find out how this man’s enthusiasm for a sport and the ability to adapt allowed him to fulfill a dream.

Stuart holds the motorcycling world speed record of 167.1 miles per hour as both a blind and disabled person.

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both inspiring and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.

Volunteers and Sport with Kyle Robidoux – Episode 52 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Volunteers providing sighted assistance can make such a huge difference in how blind and vision impaired people approach their chosen sport or physical activity.

Vision impaired runner and snow skier Kyle Robidoux chats with us about his involvement working with volunteers and peer support groups for MABVI (Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired). He also explains the various ways that he uses sighted guides to assist him to enjoy his chosen sports of long distance running and alpine skiing.

Kyle’s blog can be found at http://www.blindbeerrunner.blogspot.com

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both entertaining and educational.

For your reference, some initiatives that have been created to match blind/vision impaired runners with sighted running guides are:
United In Stride http://www.unitedinstride.com
Achilles International http://www.achillesinternational.org

Also check out these two groups on Facebook, Running Eyes, bringing Guides & Visually Impaired runners/joggers together and Visually Impaired and Blind Runners and Guides

For tandem cycling check out Blind Stokers Club http://www.blindstokersclub.org

Of course volunteers are everywhere so do contact your local sports club or blindness organisation to see if they can assist with sourcing and matching you up with the right people.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.

Can Echo Location help your sport with Daniel Kish – Episode 51 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Could you be better at sport if you made clicking sounds with your mouth? Daniel Kish from California talks to us in episode 51 about how he has mastered the skill of Echo Location to assist him to interpret his surrounding environment in order to not only safely navigate around, but even more than that, be able to enjoy solo activities such as running, cycling and hiking as a blind person.

Daniel explains the work that he does with World Access For The Blind http://www.worldaccessfortheblind.org and how their training methods are having a massive impact on the way that many blind people interact with their environment, independently navigate the world and participate in many sports and physical activities.

This is a very thought provoking conversation and may challenge some of your views and beliefs. Is it possible to do more than you think without sight?

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.

My 2015 New York City Marathon – Episode 50 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 50 I share my experience of participating in my seventh New York City Marathon. On November 1 along with 50,000 other runners, I hit the streets of New York’s five boroughs with the enthusiastic support of two to three million spectators. Wow! What an amazing adventure.

Listen to why this specific marathon is so special to me and probably anyone else that has had the privilege to experience it.

A huge thank you to my guide/support team, Achilles New Zealand/Achilles New York and everyone else who has played a part in getting me to that finish line. What an absolutely epic adventure it has been.

If you are blind or have a disability, I hope my story will encourage you to say “Yes” to doing what it takes to run or walk a marathon. As the saying goes, “You can learn everything that you ever wanted to know about yourself (and more) in just 26 miles/42 kilometres.”

I also include some motivational sayings/quotations seen along the course.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.