NWR are incredibly lucky and currently have 4 fully-qualified Coaches with another 4 undergoing training throughout 2020. Our Coaches have completed and passed the Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) course from England Athletics which allows Coaches to work with runners to develop both their running skills and technique as well as increase their fitness.
What do our Coaches do?
Currently, Coaches offer targeted training sessions within their own sub-groups as well as NWR as a whole by travelling to different areas throughout the County to lead sessions. This will be expanded as more Coaches become qualified to offer monthly sessions, beginning in April, which will be more in-depth and targeted training beyond Beginners and Improvers courses such as track-based speed training or specific running skills sessions.
Session topics can include:
– Agility, balance and co-ordination (ABCs)
– Fundamental running skills e.g. running for endurance, running up and downhill, maximum velocity running, running over obstacles
– Principles of warm up, cool down and flexibility
– Running form and technique
– Movement skills
– Injury identification and prevention
– And much more!
While it is not a practical possibility to give individual attention to all of our members on a one-to-one level, we aim to disseminate our knowledge both at sub-group level, members-only training sessions and through tailored Coach-Run Leader training sessions so that our Run Leaders continue to develop their skills and are able to share their knowledge with their own groups.
If you would like to enquire more about NWR coached sessions, please email the NWR Coaching Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org.