Run Leadership Course Saturday the 2nd September at Dudley Leisure Centre, Wellington Rd, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1UH
We as a club are keen to improve the running experience for all of our members and improve the range and number of our running groups. With this in mind we would like to increase the amount of run leaders willing to take the different groups out on a weekly basis. There are a number of people who regularly lead the groups (many thanks to all of you), and it is our hope that more volunteers will step forward, so we can distribute the workload more fairly and give more people the opportunity to lead the groups.
For those of you who like the idea of getting more involved but are not quite sure of what is required the club is willing to pay for our members to attend a Run Leadership course held by England Athletics in September (see link below or on the club notice board) which will provide you with the knowledge necessary. The course does cost £160 (£140 for affiliated members) so we are restricting the number of places to 2 for this session, however there will be further courses later in the year and next year, so if you are interested please let us know and based on the success of the September course you will be considered for the next session.
Obviously, there will be the expectation that if you are selected for the course then you will then volunteer to take groups out on a regular basis.
Ideally, we are looking for new run leaders to attend this course, however if you are an established leader already and feel that you would benefit from the course then do please put your name forward as well and we will add you to the mix for consideration. All club members are eligible for selection.
The club will also be providing additional support to newer run leaders as well in the shape of maps for those who are not sure of routes or where to go and possibly pace watches as well to help leaders with pacing.
We need to register for the course by the end of August, so we will need names by the 8th August please. Let me, Grace Allen, or any member of the committee know or sign the form provided at the notice board.
James Bellamy firstname.lastname@example.org 07866 678 762