Do you have a passion for running?
Want to encourage more of your friends, family members or colleagues to run with you?
Interested in starting your own social running group?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then becoming a qualified leader in running fitness (LiRF) is perfect for you. As a LiRF you will be insured and have the extra skills needed to lead fun and focused running based fitness sessions in your local community. Find out more about what’s involved in the courses from Welsh Athletics.
The course will enable you (as a leader) to deliver fun and safe sessions to multi-ability groups and provide advice and support to new runners, as well as to develop pathways for those who want to progress. The course focuses on understanding and overcoming barriers to participation in running and how to increase participation by those not traditionally attracted to a running club.
You will also be able to register your running group with Run Wales.
Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF) Qualification
The Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) course will focus on the safe organisation of achievable and progressive running activity and how to lead a group of runners of varying ability.
The LiRF course focuses on understanding and overcoming barriers to participation in running and how to increase participation by those not traditionally attracted to a running club.
On completion of the course, you will be qualified and insured to take a group of runners on a group run.
You will also be eligible to complete the Coach in Running Fitness course where you will learn to make long term plans and progress for runners.
Minimum age for attendance is 18.
Purchase and complete the online Safeguarding Module.
For the remote assessment, you will require access to a qualified leader to supervise the session and a group of approximately 5 runners to demonstrate your understanding.
Blended course: Part Online, part Face-to-face: This course consists of a series of Online Learning Modules and a half-day practical (3hrs).
Online course with remote assessment: This course consists of a series of Online Learning Modules, a requirement to film yourself leading within your natural club environment, and a 90 minute virtual classroom.
Affiliated: £155 Non-Affiliated: £175
(This includes the cost of the mandatory Safeguarding and First Aid courses)