Could you join us as a Jog Leader?

Your group needs you.

Would you like to volunteer to be a Jog Leader with your group? We’d love for some group members join us leaders in ensuring our members enjoy safe, friendly runs each session.

You don’t have to be a fast runner to be a Jog Leader – in fact some of our best Jog Leaders over the years have been very new to jogging themselves and remember just how it feels to start for the first time. The most important thing is that you have lots of enthusiasm for inspiring others to get active, and stay active.

To become a Jog Leader you need to attend a one-day training course which covers everything you need to know, from the warm-up to the cool-down.

Jog Scotland says: “As well as learning about jogscotland‘s gradual fitness programmes, you’ll cover other useful topics including promoting your group, risk assessment, and helping people overcome common barriers to starting exercise – such as lack of confidence, perceived lack of time, lack of support etc.”

The one-day course typically lasts from around 9am to 5pm, though exact timings may vary on each course. It includes both practical and classroom sessions. The course fee is £110, but Muir of Ord Jog Scotland will pay 50% of the fee.

The next course in Inverness is on Saturday 2nd November at the Queen’s Park Athletics Stadium.

For details and to book a place, go to the Jog Scotland website page at: https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/course/jogscotland-jog-leader-30/

Please chat to any jog Leader at your next session if you think you are able to help us, and we’ll try to answer any questions you may have about the role.


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