Why not become a running group leader?
30 March 2013
Run England is England Athletics official recreational running programme and the fastest growing in the country. More than 40K have got involved in the last two years so why not be part of it and set up a running group near you?
Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) is a one day intensive training course designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop skills in leadership within a run group. The course covers all aspects from planning and delivering a session to common injury and energy systems. LiRF is the perfect way to set you up for leadership and with continued information and advice from your local Activator, Area Coordinator and the Run England website leading a running group could not be more enjoyable.
You don’t need speed to lead. In fact, the only attributes you need are some free time and a passion to help others achieve. Costs are very reasonable and what's more, due to investment from Sport England there could be an opportunity to sit the course at a heavily subsidised rate if not for free near you!
If you are already part of a group why not train to support your existing leader and gain some new skills along the way? Leadership is a brilliant thing to do, it allows you to be challenged in supporting people with various goals and aspirations as well as feeling the buzz of satisfaction when you help someone reach their goal, whether it be running their first mile non-stop or helping them develop the confidence to enter an event for charity.
If you are part of a running club, registering a beginner's group can help recruit new members and volunteers as well as increase revenue. For more information on setting up a group, visit runengland.org/leader.
For more information on LiRF courses please contact your Run England Area Coordinator:
North: Craig Blain
South: Louise Milne
South West & Midlands: Charlotte Fisher
London: Natalie Kavanagh-Clarke
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