We all know of the coaches and trainers who almost made it but then ended up teaching others. Always seems a bit of a waste of potential, but then maybe not.
As an experiment last week I have done 2 guiding/mentoring sessions, 1 was one on one and the other 1 to 2 with one of them being the first lady again, to give others more experience and confidence on trails and the safety/security of having someone do the route/guiding.
I enjoyed it more than I expected and as a result I have decided I will get a LiRF Leadership in Running Fitness qualification, the FT version (Fell and Trail) which provides insurance etc and maybe see where it goes.
For me it seems odd anyone would pay for a couple of hours out running but it seems they very much would!
Both ladies enjoyed themselves hugely and both it seems learned new tricks and tips for up and downhill trail negotiation.
For me, it was nice to have company and to feel that I had something useful to pass on...
What new skills would you like to learn related to running or what do you feel you are able to pass back to those coming along their running journey?
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Have a great week, everyone!!!
The Marathon Team xxx
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