Endurance & Risk Awareness course

Who should go on this course?

Anyone aged 16 or over who is willing to work under the guidance of a qualified UKA Endurance Official and wants to follow the Pathway to becoming a qualified endurance official.

How many days will it take?

One day, with no assessment.

What will I learn?

After completing the course candidates will have a knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • How endurance officials operate at road and cross country races
  • The requisite skills to be an endurance official
  • Relationships with other officials and athletes
  • The responsibilities of key officials at an endurance event
  • Knowledge and application of the rules of the sport
  • Working knowledge of the start, course and finish of an endurance event
  • The tools to do the job
  • Risk assessment: reasons why, practical considerations
  • Identification of hazards and risks
  • The Endurance Officials pathway
  • Appropriate attire and equipment

Next steps

After completing the course candidates will need to:

  • Gain four recognised experiences at endurance events, operating under the supervision of a qualified UKA Endurance Official
  • Document these experiences in their ‘Record of Experiences’ to maintain evidence of undertaking a variety of roles, and submit this to England Athletics
  • Undertake a DBS check
  • A Level 1 Endurance Officials Licence will then be issued.