Free Training – Non Affiliated Running Groups – Hyndburn

Expression of Interest – Community Run Leader Certificate

A big challenge facing non affiliated Community Running Groups is the lack of affordable, and relevant, training for Run Leaders and Volunteers. 

Free Training

We’re pleased to offer our bespoke, role specific training to local Community Running Groups in Hyndburn. It will be delivered to your existing (or potential) Run Leaders and Volunteers at no cost to your group or the individual.

This training will assist you to safely return to activity (when allowed) and provide additional resilience for the future. Community Running Groups tend to operate on a more social footing with provision starting at Couch to 5K level (walk/jog/walk). This training is bespoke to your particular environment and will ensure that the needs of previously inactive participants are fully met.

Who will deliver the course?

The one day training course will be delivered by Rick Wilson, who founded Blackburn Couch to 5K at Witton Park. He has vast experience of delivering mass participation community run/walk sessions and also in recruiting, mentoring and training Run Leaders and Volunteers.

When will it take place?

The dates will hopefully be in late March, and the courses will run on Saturday or Sunday.

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2021

Course Content

  1. Understanding the true role of a Community Run Leader
    • Member centric awareness relating to motivators and barriers to participation
    • Session planning
    • Organising volunteers
    • Risk assessments (including Covid Secure Environments)
  2. Supporting participants in related lifestyle choices
    • Understanding the relationship between exercise and weight loss
    • Injury prevention and management
    • Setting SMART goals
    • Nutrition and weight management
    • Expanding comfort zones
  3. Practical session
    • Plan the activity
    • Brief volunteers and participants
    • Deliver the session
    • Lead the cool down exercises

How do you apply?

Simply complete the form below (one form from each organisation) and Rick Wilson will contact you as soon as the closing date of 31/01/2021 has passed.

NOTE: Potential delegates should not apply direct – this expression of interest is for group organisers only. If you are interested in this training but are not the organiser of the group, please speak to your organiser to register your interest, and make them aware of this opportunity.

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