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New Look Lirf Launch

19/08/2020 00:00, In Blog / Club Notice Board /

Welsh Athletics is pleased to announce that the booking system for the new look Blended Learning Leader in Running Fitness is now open! We would like to thank everyone at UKA and ANI who worked with us to fast track the development of this blended course.

The Leadership in Running Fitness (Online and Practical) course is designed to prepare you to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for young people aged 12 years and older, and adults of any ability.

The LiRF Award provides prospective run leaders with an introduction to running and fitness and focuses on the introduction of fundamental movement skills that underpins running activities.

The course consists of a series of Online Learning Modules and a Practical session (Half Day).

The Practical session will look to apply the theoretical knowledge covered in the online modules. This session will also provide an opportunity to practice leading mixed ability groups effectively, exploring the How-2 lead skills, components of a session and the running technical template. There is no assessment element.


Some of these pilots will be trialing the delivery of safeguarding content within the practical half day of the course. If you book onto one of these courses you will not have to pay to complete the additional UKA safeguarding module in order to become licensed. Going through the DBS process will still be a prerequisite.


Moving forward, to ensure we can supply the demand for courses in all regions, please can we ask you to ensure you have filled in an expression of interest form if you haven’t already. This allows us to be more reactive to the needs of our running community.  More course dates will be released in due course.

To book onto a course please click here.