Coach in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 04.Nov.2017 to 05.Nov.2017
  • Location: Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Barker Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: SC1112
  • Booking Deadline: 20.Oct.2017

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £255

To book online please click here.

Day 3: 9th December 2017

Day 4: 24th February 2018

 This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking.

This endurance running qualification primarily for those working with runners up to and including the event group development stage. All applicants must be active leaders or coaches who have completed as a minimum a Level 1, Fitness in Running & Walking, LiRF or Coaching Assistant qualification. CiRF is about the broad application to non track based endurance running events rather than specific events or distances and is not designed for coaches who want to work with runners taking part in track based events such as 800m–10k track races or steeplechase. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Currently qualified UKA Coaches looking to broaden their running specific skills can also choose to attend as part of their continued education.

You will learn how to coach endurance running on a variety of surfaces, how to plan a progressive training programme for runners, helping them to develop towards their specific goal. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision, working with Coaching Assistants and Leaders in Running Fitness to support you in delivering the sessions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Fundamental running skills and drills
  • Skill development
  • Energy systems and endurance running
  • Physical preparation & Nutrition
  • Injury prevention and management
  • Flexibility
  • Factors influencing performance
  • Elements of planning and delivery
  • The core coaching skills
  • Integrated coaching
  • Athlete Development & Athlete Profiling


To attend it is recommended that you are qualified at either UKA Level 1 or above, Leadership in Running Fitness or Coaching Assistant in the new coach education programme for at least 3 months.

Closing date for bookings will be 10 days prior to the first date.

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More information

To find out more about the process of qualifying as a coach, and what each level of coaching qualification involves, please go to www.englandathletics.org/qualifying-as-a-coach.

To find out more about officiating please see www.englandathletics.org/officials.

To find out more about courses for Primary and Secondary Teachers click here

Terms and conditions

To download the England Athletics Booking and Cancellation Policy please click here.

To view the code of conduct for coaches, officials and other roles please see www.uka.org.uk/governance/policies/.