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SRDI running group

My Run Leader

Run leaders have been recruited across the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire to help as many women into running as possible. They have plenty of experience in running local and want to share their expertise and knowledge with you. They are very passionate about helping and supporting you throughout your journey with SRDI, offering great advice along the way. They will also provide you with great motivational tips both at the session and also through social media.

Your run leader will set up your own ‘closed’ facebook group so you can stay in touch on a daily basis not only with your run leader but all the other ladies in the group.

All Run Leaders are:

  • Fully Qualified
  • DBS checked
  • Registered with SRDI
  • Operating a SRDI group
  • First Aid

Some include:

  • Visual Impairment
  • Safe Guarding

How to become a leader in your area

If you would like to become a Run Leader we can help you through the process with the training and support needed.

1. Training

To become a SRDI Group Leader, you need to have completed one of following UK Athletics courses, delivered by England Athletics:

  • Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF)
  • Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF)
  • Qualified Athletics Coach (UKA Level 2 and above)

If you are just starting out as a Run Leader LiRF* is the course for you. This one-day course is delivered around 100 times a year up and down the country. You will learn all the aspects of leading a group in a safe and fun environment. How to structure a session that is suitable for all levels of ability, including warm-ups, cool downs and stretches. You will gain the knowledge of how to plan suitable running routes and different training sessions. There is no exam or assessment, completion of the course qualifies and equips you in readiness to lead a group.

*please note the minimum age for this course is 18

2. Safe Guarding Checks

With safety as one of the SRDI guiding principles, every Run Leader is required to undertake a DBS check, which must be renewed every three years in order to maintain a current license. The process for applying for a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Check can be found on the England Athletics website, link below.

As it can take around four weeks for DBS applications to be processed, we recommend that you submit your application at the same time as registering for your course in order to avoid a delay in becoming a SRDI Run Leader.

3. Licence

Once you have completed the LIRF qualifications and DBS certificate you will receive your licence through the post.

4. SRDI Licensee

Are you passionate about running and love to inspire other women? Would you like to earn money whilst doing something you are passionate about? Take ownership of your own running network with added support from SRDI.

SRDI (Sisters R doing it) delivers a unique network of both beginner and aspiring running programmes that teaches women how to run and run with confidence. Developing the skills and knowledge to get their breathing and pacing right. Regardless of fitness levels, aspiration, background, or location, we encourage women to be part of ‘Sisters R Doing It’ and feel the difference! These sessions are friendly, fun and social offering encouragement, support and to help more people to run, and to run more often.

SRDI (sisters R doing it) are seeking highly motivated and committed individuals to join our team of Licensees who are qualified in LIRF to deliver and manage both beginner and aspiring programmes. You will lead and manage programmes in and around the community of your choice in agreeance with Stockton Borough Council.

This is an exciting opportunity for women who would like to develop and take ownership of their own running network. Interested? email telling us a little about yourself, and your running background. What would make you an ideal leader!

4. Interested?

Just simply contact us:

Jade Mulhearn – SRDI

Email: jade.mulhearn@stockton.gov.uk

Mob: 07341073740


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