Frame running is new to many people and as such we are aware that you may have a few questions.  Hopefully, we have managed to answer some of the commonly asked questions below.  However, if you would still like further information or cannot find the answer you need, please contact us on

What type of equipment do I need?

We will provide you with a Frame Runner to use on your sessions, but we advise you to wear non-restrictive clothes like a tracksuit or shorts and a t-shirt.  You will need good footwear, such as trainers or equivalent (no slip-on shoes please).

The frame saddles are not the most comfortable things, so we suggest that a pair of padded cycling shorts may be beneficial.

Will I need to wear a helmet?

Yes, we want to keep you safe, so you will be required to wear a helmet. We have a small supply of helmets for your first few sessions, but it is advisable to have your own. 

What to expect on your first session?

The first few sessions are all about getting you set up and comfortable on the frame. Everyone is different, so we may need to adjust a few aspects of the frame to make sure it is right for you.

During your first session you will be supported by a coach / volunteer. We keep you on the straight part of the track so that you can get used to the frame, how to stop, steer, and be safe.  Keeping to the straight or identified area will also allow any changes to the frame to be made quickly as you will be close to where all the equipment is. 

Over the coming weeks we will introduce different skills and games to increase your confidence and be able to travel further around the track.  We need you to be safe at all times, so you will only tackle corners when we feel you are in full control of the frame runner.

What do you need to bring with you to sessions?

  • A water bottle (filled with water!)
  • Padded shorts
  • Cycling helmet
  • Waterproofs in case we get stuck in the rain
  • Warm clothing

How do you know what size frame I need?

On your registration form we have asked you for your height and weight. This allows us to identify the right sized frame for you.

Do you have many frames to pick from?

Manchester Frame Running Hub has several different sized frames allowing us to offer frame running to a wide range of people. We are limited to one frame per size.

How long from submitting my registration form until I can attend?

Depending on the size of frame you require will determine how long you might have to wait.  Certain sizes are in demand which means the wait may be several weeks. 

Do you offer support with transferring onto the Frame?

No, if you need support to transfer you will need to bring a PA or assistant to help you.  We will be able to suggest ways to get on and off the frame, but we are unable to offer any weight bearing support.

How can in join in?

We always welcome more volunteers for frame running sessions.  You are ideally a sports or Physio student that would like coaching experience.

Your help would be appreciated for 1.5hours a week or every other week. For many with Cerebral Palsy, this is the only opportunity to get out of their wheelchairs and actually run! Sessions take place on a Wednesday at 5-6.30pm at Regional Athletics Arena full training and support will be given from a Level three coach.

If this sounds like you, please contact Claire Buckle at