We were deeply saddened to hear the news on Friday of the passing of Harry Jan Keizer, Trustee of CPISRA (Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association) and member of the CPISRA Frame Running Committee.
Craig Carscadden, CEO CPISRA made this tribute,
“It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of CPISRA Trustee and friend Harry Jan Keizer. Harry passed away this morning while out on a training run for a marathon, he was scheduled to compete in later this month.
Harry Jan Keizer only joined the CPISRA board in February, but he was no novice to working in the disability arena. Harry was a Paediatric Physiotherapist for 43 years and only retired in July. Most of his career was spent working with people with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions.
I first met Harry in Amsterdam at a RaceRunning workshop, and it was clear from that first meeting how passionate he was about Frame Running aka RaceRunning and the knowledge and experience he had of working with those with Cerebral Palsy. Working with his colleagues from RaceRunning Netherland’s they built up a network of RaceRunning clubs throughout the country and Harry himself was an active coach at his local club in Assen as well as being a National Classifier and team manager of the Netherlands team at the RaceRunning International Cup in Denmark on 3 occasions.
Soon after our first meeting Harry joined the CPISRA Frame Running Committee and had responsibility for developing FR in West/ Central Europe and through his hard work and dedication he quickly developed a network of contacts and helped develop RR clubs in Belgium, Germany, and Poland.
The passing of Harry Jan Keizer will be a great loss to the International Frame Running Community. However, at this sad time our thoughts must go out to his wife Anny, and his family.”
Adi Fawcett, COO CP Sport added,
“Over the last 18 months it has been a pleasure to work side by side with Harry on the CPISRA Frame Running Committee and more recently on the Executive group, pulling together the new development of Frame Running globally. Harry always brought a significant amount of experience, knowledge and fun to our meetings. Personally I have learnt so much from him and he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and had the pleasure of working with him. Our thoughts and best wishes go to his family and friends at this difficult time.”