Opportunities for Run England Group Leaders at England Athletics National Coaching Conferences


This year’s National Coaching Conferences will take place on 27 and 28 September and once again offer needs led workshops especially aimed at Run England Group Leaders and those with the LiRF qualification to develop their skills and network with fellow leaders and coaches.

The selection of workshops on offer include:

LiRF-CiRF: Delivering engaging sessions for a mixed ability group 

This practical based session will explore concepts of how to keep sessions fresh and engaging for a mixed ability adult group, with a specific focus on warm up and cool down activities incorporating some of the science behind the practice.

LiRF-CiRF: Developing your leadership craft 

This theory based session will explore the step change from Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) to Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF). The tutors will guide delegates through some of the fundamental differences from Leader to Coach level in running. 

Run Leaders: planning, preparation and promotion 

This workshop will focus on helping leaders generate interest in their running groups by promotional ideas and case studies. Supporting coaches and leaders to develop sessions to ensure retention and a growth in the sport.

Run Leader - Delivering fun, engaging sessions 

An engaging and practical workshop that will develop your skills in becoming a creative leader who develops confident runners. The workshop is full of ideas to help you prevent injuries and boredom through adapted games and activities. 

England Athletics logoConferences will take place as follows:

Saturday 27 September - University Academy, Keighley, W. Yorks BD20 6EB 

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Saturday 27th September – Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Edmonton N9 0AR 

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Sunday 28th September – Birmingham High Performance Centre B42 2LR 

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The theme for this year’s events is “from Good… to Great” and in addition to practically focused workshops, delegates will get the opportunity to listen to expert keynote speakers sharing their own personal journeys from good to great, including:

Malcolm Brown – Coach to Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, brothers from the world of triathlon who he began working with at just 15 years old, through to their Olympic success in London 2012 and most recently to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games glory

Rasmus Ankerson - Author of five bestselling books, a speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. With his most recent book, “The Gold Mine Effect” Rasmus has taken another step into the secrets of high performance, becoming the only expert on the subject who has literally lived and trained with the best athletes on the planet

Neil Black - British Athletics Performance Director, Neil is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the World Class Performance Plan (Olympic and Paralympic) through setting the culture, creating the environment and working with people to deliver success

Paula Dunn – Head Paralympic Coach for British Athletics, GB Speed and Relay Lead for London Paralympic Games and former International Sprinter.

As in previous years workshops are sure to fill up very quickly, so book your place now to take advantage of our early booking fee and to avoid disappointment!

Cost is £40 or an early booking fee of just £30 for bookings by Monday 1 September (forms posted Monday will be accepted for the discount and forms can be emailed and payment made by BACS - use the Word version of the form if paying by BACS).

To book please download a form: 

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