Lancashire Sports Partnership

Leg It Lancashire

Getting Lancashire Running

In partnership with England Athletics, Lancashire Sport co-ordinate the Leg it Lancashire program in order to increase the number of people (12+) within the county participating in running. More specifically, by working through a number of partners (local sport development teams, local running groups, community groups, sport clubs), the program aims to increase the number of qualified leaders and subsequently increase the number of registered running groups.

Lancashire Sport Partnership currently offer a LIRF bursary as part of this program which subsidises the costs by almost 70% for anyone 18 years old and above. You will need to apply for this funding before you attend the training and we will not be able to fund anyone retrospectively. There is a maximum of 4 applications per club in a 12-month period, unless otherwise agreed. The bursary will be offered on the quality of the application so please make sure you complete all sections, particularly adding as much detail into section 2. The applicant will be notified within two weeks of their submission if their application is successful.

Leadership in Running Fitness Course

If you are passionate about running and would like to train as a run leader to inspire adults to change their lives through running, please contact Beth Kay, on 01772 299834 or  for more information on how to book onto the course.

Please note to obtain your England Athletics licence you must obtain a UK Athletics CRB check.

Who should attend the course?

Anyone (18+) with interest in running for fitness who would like to lead a group in and around their local community.

What does the course entail?

One day classroom and practical session, no assessment.

What will I learn?

The course focuses on the safe organisation of running activity and how to lead a group of any inexperienced runners. Topics include:

  • The barriers preventing people taking up running
  • What a leader can do to make the difference
  • How to deliver a safe and fun warm up and cool down
  • The different types of running activity that can make the sessions varied and enjoyable

What will I be able to do as a result?

The course is designed to prepare you as a Leader to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for people over 12 years old. As a Leader you may set up and register with the Run England network which will provide you with news, resources and marketing materials. Your qualification will provide you with insurance to lead a group within the limits of the course content.

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Leg it Lancashire Recreational Running Package

Leg it Lancashire Recreational Running Package

Leaders wishing to undertake the LIRF qualification (equating to £160) in order to set up a new Beginner Running Group or enhance membership of an existing group, would be pay £50 towards the cost of the course and Lancashire Sport will subsidise it by £110

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