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.
Over the last 48 hours the government guidance has changed in relation to being able to meet in groups of up to 6 outside your home. Following on from this England Athletics have also released guidance which you can find on the link below. This explains that clubs can start to meet in groups of up to 6 to train observing social distancing and hygiene measures.
We have discussed this as a committee and concluded that as we cannot fulfill both these guidelines and our inclusive ethos of everyone is welcome at our runs, we will continue with no club runs until further guidance is released. This includes any runs from our normal meet points on our normal nights.
We are aware that some people will want to meet in groups of up to 6 to run but we ask that these are not arranged in our sub groups as it could invalidate our EA insurance and cause confusion amongst runners. Of course we ask that you are also following:
✅ Keeping social distancing of 2 meters between each runner
✅ Regularly washing and sanitising hands
✅ Keeping within your limits and consider health and safety implications of your run for example if first aid is required out on a trail.
✅ That you are still following our inclusive ethos of not leaving anyone behind.
✅ Not meeting in groups of more than 6
✅ Not hanging around before or after running and make your way home swiftly (make it a chatty run on the way round instead)
As ever please respect everyone in this as not everyone will be ready for this next stage.