First Aid

FRA Outdoor First Aid Course

The FRA are keen to promote greater safety in our races and for fell runners in general, and runs the FRA Outdoor First Aid Course.  It is aimed primarily at fell runners who are race organisers, coaches, marshals or FRA members with some responsibilities for fell runners and their well-being.

Courses planned for 2024 so far:


Please Note, we now have a direct on line booking form for all venues - FRA Outdoor First Aid courses booking system (


The price will be a heavily subsidised £100 for FRA members, £140 for non members but with a discount for early booking. See link below for details.

The courses do not include food (other than tea/coffee and biscuits) and accommodation.  We try to provide an area locally where camping or a campervan may be used, and where we have use of a kitchen.




This is a 2 day ITC outdoor first aid course offering remote first aid training ideal for outdoor leaders and outdoor enthusiasts.  It takes you through the skills essential for rescue and emergency care in the wilderness. This is the same course you would need if you were an outdoor professional like Mountain Leaders, SPA, WGL, BCU, BASI ski instructor or Mountain Bike Leader.

Outdoor First Aid 16 hours (2 days) programme:



The course focuses on interactive hands-on practical training indoors and out.  Around 30% of the course is outside regardless of the weather. We use fields and some steep ground. You will need warm and waterproof kit to change into, hat and gloves, and boots are a good idea too. Think FRA minimum kit and then imagine you are standing around for a while!

Any questions please let me know or email me.

Ian Winterburn [email protected]