Official using a walkie-talkie. Image by Aleksandra Szmigiel.
Pathway to L1 Official

Who can attend the course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in assisting and would like to enhance their knowledge of the off-track endurance events including cross country, fell, hill running, road running.

What will I learn?

  • What we mean by endurance
  • To understand the skills, knowledge, experience, and aptitude of Endurance Officials
  • What equipment an Endurance Official will need to bring to an event
  • The Endurance Officials’ Pathway and progression
  • What the different areas of an endurance race are:
    • The Start
    • The Course
    • The Finish
  • To understand an Endurance Official’s roles and responsibilities including:
    • Sector Marshall
    • Race Referee
    • Start Director and
    • Finish Director
    • Course Director
    • Judging and Recorder

All courses will be delivered in an interactive practical and lecture setting.

Next steps for Level 1

Once the above steps have been completed, please contact officialsaccreditation@englandathletics.org and we will process your licence.

Progression to Level 2 and 3

Information on preogressing to the next level can be found on the Endurance Pathway web page.