Above: jogscotland Penicuik took part in our World Menopause Day activity last month
We are delighted to be among those shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Women in Sport awards. Our #MenopauseFriendly campaign is nominated in both the Inspiration in Sport and Media categories.
The nominations recognise the work done by all those groups who have signed up to support the campaign, taking simple steps to make sure their groups are accessible and welcoming for joggers going through perimenopause and menopause.
Want to sign your group up for the campaign? Email Jo Stevens
The awards will be presented at a dinner in Glasgow on Friday 18 November. There are also spots on the shortlist for many others from the world of athletics and running, including Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir, Elaine Wylie of the Daily Mile, Sophie Allan, Ruth Watson, Samantha Kinghorn, Melanie Woods, Pitreavie AAC and Alison Grey.
Spokeswoman for jogscotland, Sue Gyford, said: “We’re so pleased to have received this recognition for our Menopause Friendly campaign. We heard from our jog leaders that more and more people at their groups were talking about how hard it is to keep active through menopause. Those conversations inspired us to gather useful information on menopause and running, and promote simple ideas for jog leaders on how to adapt group sessions, to help keep joggers from dropping out during those years.
“Our jog leaders and groups have really embraced it. They’ve been getting more people talking and sharing their experiences and making practical changes to their sessions, like offering flexible activities to suit people with fluctuating energy levels, or starting and finishing their jog near public toilets. We’re grateful to everyone in the jogscotland community who has joined the campaign.”