The Fell Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) and Fell Coaching in Running Fitness (CiRF) coaching courses were suspended in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. These courses will not resume in their previous form.

Instead prospective Leaders and Coaches wishing to take runners off-road should first gain the standard LiRF or CiRF qualification, and then take the FRA/UKA Fell, Hill, Off-Road and Trail Module.  This is now available at Leader level, and is in development for the Coach level.

There are upcoming opportunities to take the new Fell, Hill, Off-Road and Trail Module, at Leader level, on the following dates.  (The links take you to Athletics Hub where you can log in and see further details):-

Please note that in order to enrol on this course you should already have one of the following UKA qualifications:-
Leadership in running fitness - Coaching Assistant - Athletics Coach Endurance - Coach in Running Fitness - Level 2 Endurance. If you need to gain one of these qualifications you should book on the standard courses via this link on the EA website (or the equivalent in the other Home Countries).

To complete the off-road qualification you will also need a 2-day Outdoor First Aid certificate (such as that offered by the FRA and also from several external suppliers) - this can be done after the off-road module.  The Coach-level off-road module is now in development - if you are a CiRF and expect to take the CiRF off-road module please note that the LiRF off-road module is a pre-requisite.

The cost of the module is £100 for FRA members, and £120 for non-members.  To obtain an FRA member discount code to enable you to book on the course at the lower price please click here.

For further enquiries please contact [email protected].