Northamptonshire Sport’s Jog Northants programme has announced 13 new jogging groups to start throughout the county this month.
The new groups take the total to more than 50 jogging groups countywide, all helping beginners to start jogging regularly using a gradual progression programme.
All the groups start with a mixture of walking and jogging and are ideal for anyone that has never run before. The groups meet all requirements; whether you want a little help to get started, want the safety of a group run, train for an event or like the social part of meeting others whilst getting active.
The groups are all part of ‘Jog Northants’ - Northamptonshire’s recreational running programme which has encouraged more than 2000 participants countywide to sign up to the scheme since it started. This is supported by England Athletics national programme - ‘Run England’, which aims to encourage people to become more active and fitter by running on a regular basis with likeminded people of similar fitness levels.
Sarah Harvey, from Northamptonshire Sport who co-ordinates the programme said: “The success of Jog Northants is due to all the dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who are excellent at providing encouragement and leading the groups. Without these leaders the programme would not have been able to inspire and encourage so many people to take up running”.”
“The groups cater for all fitness levels and abilities from the complete beginner and those returning to running to those who fancy running with likeminded people. The camaraderie and social element of the groups is also key as it helps to retain and motivate members”.
Thirteen new groups for complete beginners will be starting in January in Northampton, Brackley, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden, Wollaston and are listed below.
New2Running - Kingsthorpe
Start Date: Monday January 12
Day/Time: Mondays at 6pm
Cost: £2 per session
Meeting Place: The Obelisk Centre, Obelisk Rise, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8UE
Contact: Mark - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ally’s Amblers – Brackley (Women only)
Start Date: Wednesday January 7
Day/Time: Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Cost: £2.50 per session
Meeting Place: Stepping Stones Nursery in the Leisure Centre Car Park
Contact: Allyson - email@example.com
For more information on new Jog Northants groups starting in January or if you would like to lead your own group, please visit http://www.northamptonshiresport.org/jog-northants