The Kent Running Project is looking to recruit 50 regular runners to train for the role of running group leader. The new initiative, funded by Sport England, aims to grow the informal running market for beginners in Kent, and as a first step they want to sign-up enthusiastic runners to encourage more people to run, and to run more often.
Whatever their age, fitness level, aspiration, background, or location, the Kent Running Project believes anyone can be part of Kent's running community and they want to create a network of beginner-friendly groups across the county to support new runners.
A key part of their plans is recruiting and supporting 50 potential group leaders. Applicants must be regular runners and prepared to complete a one day Leadership In Running Fitness course. There are a number of these courses organised by Run England at various locations throughout Kent.
On completion of the course, the group leaders will receive a coaching licence and public liability insurance from England Athletics. In return for their time and commitment, the leaders will also receive a full refund on the cost of the Leadership course from Kent Sport plus ongoing support to help promote their group locally; further training; marketing resources; free session plans; a high visibility vest and first aid kit.
If you're interested in being a running group leader or want more details you can contact Lucy Tomlinson at the Kent Running Project - Lucy.Tomlinson@kent.gov.uk / 07730 870696.