Leadership in Running Fitness - it could be you
Would you love to get more of your friends running? Perhaps you already take a running group for a club and want to help them improve? Maybe a few of you at work run at lunchtime but you would like to make your training more enjoyable and purposeful. The Leadership in Running Fitness course is designed for people just like you!
Once qualified, you'll will have the skills and insurance needed to deliver fun and safe sessions to groups of runners with different abilities, including new runners and those who already run but want to progress.
You will also be able to register your running group, whatever form it takes, as an Official Run England Group.
The Leadership in Running Fitness course
The Leadership in Running Fitness course addresses barriers to participation in running finding ways of appealing to those not traditionally attracted to running clubs. On the course you will receive your DBS form and will then be able to apply for a DBS check with UK Athletics. Please then follow the DBS Process. Once you've completed the course and received DBS clearance from UK Athletics you will be able to run your group as an Official Run England Group.
Become an Official Run England Group
Once you have your licence and are willing to undertake to keep it up to date and follow a few simple guidelines you can register your group so it can become an official Run England Group. You will still have freedom and flexibility in how you run the group, but will gain official Run England recognition (Run England is an England Athletics project). To find out more click here.
How to sign up
To find a Leadership in Running Fitness course near you please click here.
What do I learn on a Leadership in Running Fitness course?
- Looking at barriers to running and how to overcome those barriers
- How to develop a session & session components including risk assessment, safety, goals and reviewing practice
- Managing your group to include all abilities
- Session planning, different activities to include, importance of variety
- Goal setting – How to set and use personal goals
- Warming up and cooling down
- Correct stretching for running
- Common injuries and injury prevention
- Footwear – the basics
- Being a leader – whats expected of you
It’s IMPORTANT to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB) when you book your course to prevent delays starting your group, as they can take 2 to 3 months to process. All Group Leaders need to provide a current UK Athletics DBS clearance prior to starting a group. Please don't plan to start your group until you have received the disclosure. You can find more details on the process here.
The Leadership in Running Fitness courses
The Leadership in Running Fitness course is specially designed to help you become a group leader. See the links below for more information and the Leader's sign up form.