The England Athletics Club Run programme, powered by NURVV Run, is a free initiative specifically aimed at supporting road running clubs. Club Run offers participating clubs a series of coaching sessions led by experienced coaches to support their runners, leaders and coaches in working towards improved performance at a specific event or race distance. To date, the programme has supported over 200 clubs, 1000 club leaders and coaches and 6,500 club runners.
Club Run Virtual
The Club Run Virtual programme is designed to support clubs during the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and through the winter months by delivering an online-based version of Club Run through our team of coach deliverers.
Whilst we still hope to return to face-to-face Club Run delivery from Spring 2021, in the meantime we are offering up to 20 clubs the opportunity to take part in Club Run Virtual. These non-practical sessions aim to support registered club runners, leaders and coaches by taking time out from training to explore a range of topics tailored specifically for your club audience.
Each participating club will receive three 75-90 minute-long interactive sessions delivered via Zoom to your club members with one of our team of coaches. Each session will focus on a different aspect of training or competition with topics tailored to your club audience. The sessions are designed to engage your members in breakout group activities and discussions, with homework and challenges to work on between sessions, whether or not your club has returned to group training or your members are currently training on their own. Sample topics are given in the guidance notes for clubs document (see below).
Once restrictions ease, we will be looking to open up applications for Club Run Original, face-to-face sessions, as well as the option for Club Run Flex, a mixture of face-to-face and virtual delivery. Clubs who have taken part in Club Run Virtual or in previous Club Run sessions will be allowed to reapply when we make these announcements.
Applications closed on 3 January 2021. Clubs will notified shortly as to whether they’ve been successful, and sessions will take place between January 2021 and the end of March 2021.
About the NURVV Run partnership
As we move into 2021, our fifth year of Club Run delivery, we are excited to be working in partnership with our new Lead Partner, NURVV Run – pioneers of wearable technology and biomechanics that help runners of all levels run faster, further and reduce injury risk. The partnership between NURVV Run and England Athletics is built on a shared ambition of helping grow participation in the sport and providing runners of all abilities with a toolkit to unlock their natural talent.
As part of Club Run, England Athletics coaches will collaborate with the brand to deliver dedicated NURVV Run sessions. This will provide runners with access to NURVV Run, allowing them to discover their true running potential through the product’s unique running metrics and insights.