UK Coaching Week 2024

This UK Coaching Week (29 April – 5 May), we want to celebrate the vital role coaches play in helping to inspire, support and develop athletes and runners of all abilities, age groups and backgrounds to fulfil their potential in athletics and running.

Organised by UK Coaching, this year’s theme focuses on holistic coaching, and aims to open up conversations around how coaches can shape individuals into well-rounded, successful, and resilient people. This week is also the perfect time to say #ThanksCoach to the coaches in your life.

Cath Mijovic’s coaching journey

We recently caught up with Cath Mijovic at the Youth Talent Programme camp in Birmingham to find out more about her journey in the sport, and what she enjoys the most about supporting athletes on our Talent Pathway.

Read more about Cath's coaching journey

London Marathon investment supporting Run Leader development

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This week, thanks to the support of London Marathon Events, we had two practical Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) courses taking place in London. These targeted participants from under-represented groups which will help to boost diverse, female-only running clubs and groups by training enough leaders to enable them to grow and flourish.

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Regional Volunteer Awards

The regional volunteer awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful volunteers that help make athletics and running so special. With nominations currently open, this is your chance to recognise the contribution of a coach who has enhanced your experience within the sport.

Make a nomination

Coaching courses

Whether you are new to coaching or leading, want to start coaching your own group or want to try a new discipline, we provide a range of courses to help you on your coaching journey. Choose from courses designed to help develop your coaching skills in road environments (Leadership in Running Fitness, Coach in Running Fitness, LiRF to CiRF), or track and field environments (Leading Athletics, Coaching Assistant, Athletics Coach).

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Free UK Coaching Week webinar

As part of UK Coaching Week, a free, interactive webinar on holistic coaching will be taking place on Friday 3 May. This is an opportunity to learn about holistic coaching and take part in activities to discover how you can integrate it into your practice.

Sign up for the webinar

funetics coaching opportunities

Through our range of funetics coaching courses, we aim to support PE teachers, students, volunteers, and clubs in the delivery of fun and inclusive athletics across the country. Develop your sport leadership skills while supporting children’s athletics, with options such as: Leading funetics, funetics Club and Community Activator Course, and more.

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Run Leader Mentors supporting new coaches

In collaboration with RunTogether, we have recently trained a group of twenty experienced and qualified Coach In Running Fitness (CiRF) Run Leader Mentors (RLMs) to offer assistance to current CiRF candidates. They will be helping leaders with remote video assessments, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and supporting with their reflective practice.

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