What are the FRA Coaching Courses?

There are 2 coaching courses delivered by the FRA in association with England Athletics/British Athletics. Fell/Trail Leadership in Running Fitness (FLiRF) is the introductory 1 day course. The Fell / Trail CiRF ( Coach in Running Fitness ) is the more advanced version. Both are equivalent to the standard England Athletics / British Athletics versions and come with the same license and insurance cover but are focussed solely on off road running.

The FLiRF is an off road contextualised version of the standard LiRF. It is a one day course with no assessment and then provides insurance cover to take groups (12 and over) running off road. It covers why people run, warm ups, main sessions, cool downs, some drills, uphill and downhill running technique, introductions, instruction, demonstration, safety, energy systems, planning and barriers.

The FCiRF takes 4 days over 2 weekends plus an assessment day. It covers an individual to coach athletes on the fell/trail and involves pre course, an exam and a practical assessment. It focuses on the How 2 skills of coaching (feedback, analysis, demonstration etc) plus a lot more detail on technique, drills, S&C, planning, H&S, drills etc. The FCiRF takes 4 days compared to 3 in the standard CiRF because of the greater technical and safety elements needed in off road running.

Please note - All coaching course applications must be sent by post. Please ensure that the full application document is enclosed together with a photo which meets the criteria in the guidance.

Requirements for license photo:
o White background
o Photo paper
o 45mm (height) by 35mm (width)
o Cannot be cut down from a larger photo

Coaching and Leadership Courses 2017

Fell/Trail Leadership in Running Fitness (FLiRF)

12-03-17 Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge

26-03-17 Peak District

13-05-17 Dartmoor

20-05-17 Church Stretton

11-06-17 Witton Park near Blackburn

Fell/Trail Coach in Running Fitness (FCiRF)

Runs over 2 weekends (4 days) plus an assessment day on the 26-11-17
There are 2 options for each weekend, numbers permitting.

Weekend 1

Option 1 : 24/25th June Peak District
Option 2 : 1st/2nd July Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge

Weekend 2
Option 1 : 23rd/24th September Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge
Option 2 : 30th September / 1st October

Application form

Running Workshops

Dartmoor - 14th May and Church Stretton on the 21st May, both will the day after Fell LiRF courses.
Workshop 1: 1000-1230 - Technical Aspects of Efficient Off Road Running
Workshop 2: 1330-1600 - Movement Skills For Off Road Running

More details

Application form

Any questions, contact Graeme Woodward