Club Coaches

Tadcaster Harriers has been active in ensuring that it can deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for abilities.

Several of our members have attended the Leadership in Running Fitness (LIRF) course provided by Run England and recognised as the most appropriate coaching qualification for our club. The course is designed to prepare running leaders to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for adults of any ability, size or shape.

The LIRF course focuses on:

  • How to plan sessions and deliver a safe and fun warm up and a cool down.
  • Demonstration and supervision of effective stretching.
  • The different types of activity that can make running varied and enjoyable.
  • Helping runners to set and achieve SMARTER goals

In addition we also have a Coach in Running Fitness - Glen Johnson. This 4 day course build on the skills acquired on the LIRF course and teaches how to coach endurance running on a variety of surfaces, how to plan a progressive training programme for runners, helping them to develop towards their specific goal. 

The members currently holding Coach/Leadership in Running Fitness qualifications are: 

Glen Johnson Coach in Running Fitness & Leadership in Running Fitness
Mark Swinden Leadership in Running Fitness
Chris Cook Leadership in Running Fitness
Angela Beall Leadership in Running Fitness
Andrew Sloan Leadership in Running Fitness
Dave Mullaney Leadership in Running Fitness
Celia McRoyall Leadership in Running Fitness