A fresh challenge for Nick Evans

first_img“My game and my ability to play and make decisions in split-seconds is based on my vision. It was a chance to get in the shoes of someone who is vision impaired.”More than 5,000 runners took part in the Great City Race, competing as corporate teams, and £10 from each entry went to Seeing is Believing, which is working to prevent people from across the globe going blind. For more details, see www.cityrace.co.uk “Mentally it was one of the toughest things I have done, to try and picture what my guide was telling me while running,” said the former All Blacks No 10. “Your other senses work overtime – I could hear everything. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Testing himself: Nick Evans is his day job, kicking for Harlequins, but he tried a new challenge this summerBy Katie FieldNICK EVANS added an extra five-kilometre run to his pre-season training programme, and it was a run with a difference. The Harlequins fly-half completed the Standard Chartered Great City Race blindfolded to raise funds for the charity Seeing is Believing.Double act: Evans with his guide He had a guide, Nicolas Verdier, to help him negotiate the City of London course, but still found it extremely difficult. TAGS: Harlequins last_img read more