Level 1 Endurance

3-hour course

To book onto this course click here.

Who should go on this course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in assisting and would like a better understanding of the key areas of officiating at cross country, fell,

mountain and road races.

What will I learn?

  • What we mean by endurance
  • To understand the skills, knowledge, experience and aptitude of Endurance Officials
  • What equipment an endurance official will need to bring to an event
  • What the different areas of an endurance race are:
    • The Start
    • The Course
    • The Finish
  • To understand an endurance official’s roles and responsibilities including:
      • Sector Marshall
      • Race Referee
      • Start Director and Finish Director
      • Course Director
      • Judging and Recorder

All courses will be delivered in an interactive practical and lecture setting.

Is there an assessment?

There isn’t an assessment but after the course candidates need to complete a minimum of 4 competition experiences to be licensed and have completed a Risk Awareness for Endurance Officials course.

Self-taught modules are required for progressing to Level 2 and 3: Referee, Start Director and Course Director.

What do I do after the course?

After completing the course, you will need to gain experience by assisting at a minimum of four Endurance Competitions under the supervision of a qualified UKA technical official. You will need to keep a record of each competition you help out at and fill in a Record of Experience and type in the name of the qualified UKA official, the event organiser or an appropriate teacher if at a schools event.


For more information contact Shona Malcolm.

For more information on progressing through the Officials Pathway please click here.

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