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 subsequently take an additional off-road module covering fell, hill, trail and mountain terrain. As the first step to becoming off-road trained you should book on the standard courses via this link on the EA website (or the equivalent in the other Home Countries).

The FRA is currently working with UK Athletics to help develop this modular approach to the coaching pathway, and also updating and enhancing the content covering off-road training. These specialist modules are being produced jointly by UKA and the FRA using experienced tutors.

The Off-Road Leadership module will be offered as a pilot in February and March this year, and for general booking shortly thereafter.

For further enquiries please contact [email protected].