Run Leader Development Days 2021

Our Run Leader Development Days series of informative and engaging workshops are aimed at leaders and coaches from affiliated clubs and RunTogether groups. They are designed to bring leaders and coaches together in an environment where they can network and learn from each other by sharing skills and challenges, plus expand their knowledge of managing and growing groups, and enhance their understanding of technical skills in running.

Virtual Run Leader Development webinars – winter 2021/22

Following the success of the virtual Run Leader webinar series in February/March 2021, England Athletics are delivering new content over the winter of 2021/22. This year we will be offering 3 mini-series targeted at:

  • Newly Qualified Leaders
  • Experienced Leaders
  • Specialist Topics for leaders/coaches

The virtual run leader development webinars will again be led by Chris Hollinshead and supported by Rich Ayling (England Athletics Club Support Manager). Some of the sessions will include external specialists as well.

These webinars are aimed at leaders and coaches from affiliated clubs and RunTogether groups. They are designed to bring leaders and coaches together in an environment where they can network and learn from each other by sharing skills and challenges. The webinar series will also expand leaders’ knowledge of managing and growing groups, adapting sessions for mixed ability participants, explore how to plan and deliver sessions and enhance understanding on specialist topics.

The overall aim of these series is to improve run leaders’ knowledge and support runner to fulfil their potential. With 3 series targeted at 3 different audience there is something for everyone.

2021/22 Topics & Prices:

Newly Qualified Leaders

A 2-part series will be held on Monday 29th November & Monday 6th December. Both sessions will be 90 minutes in duration and each webinar will start at 7pm. The first webinar will explore considerations of leading a group & the second session will focus on planning sessions for mixed ability groups.

The cost to enrol in this 2-part series is £15.

Experienced Leaders

A 2-part series will be held on Monday 24th January & Monday 31st January 2022. Both sessions will be 90 minutes in duration and each webinar will start at 7pm. The first webinar will focus on planning a series of training sessions that work towards a specific goal. The second webinar will focus on tapering and adapting training sessions towards peaking for a targeted race. These 2 webinars are targeted at leaders considering training to become a coach and will encourage leaders to consider how they plan future sessions.

The cost to enrol in this 2-part series is £15

Specialist Topics

New for 2022 is a 3-part series that focuses on specialist topics. These sessions are being held on Monday 21 February, Monday 28 February and Monday 7 March, and are targeted at leaders and coaches. The first webinar will provide information on injury awareness, the second webinar will focus on running trainers and the 3rd session will consider how you adapt training for maturing athletes. All 3 webinars are aimed to improve leaders’ knowledge in these specialist areas and help give appropriate advice to runners attending their sessions.

The cost for this 3-part series is £20.

Booking and information:

Click here to book on to the sessions on Athletics Hub.

For further Information please contact Rich Ayling: rayling@englandathletics.org or 07718 394751