Could you inspire other people to get active for the first time, or to experience the joy of reaching goals they never knew were possible? Why not become a jogscotland jog leader? You don’t have to be a fast runner – some of our best jog leaders are people who remember very well how it felt to be a beginner jogger. The most important thing is to have a passion for the benefits of getting active, and a commitment to help people overcome barriers that might stop them.
In return, you’ll feel the satisfaction of watching your joggers progress, make new friends, and improve their physical and mental health as they enjoy your sessions.
We’re pleased to announce our spring calendar of coach and jog leader education opportunities, including the Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification, which will teach you all you need to know to set up your own jog group, or become a leader at an existing group.
Each course comprises a series of online modules, followed by a practical session, on the following dates:
14 January – Scotstoun
10 February Meadowbank
11 February – Aberdeen
2 March – Grangemouth
14 April – Kilmarnock
27 April – Pitreavie
For existing jog leaders, there are also opportunities to develop your skills by taking the Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification – you’ll find dates for these on the scottishathletics course listings.
Below: Michael Gowans is our Jog Leader of the Year 2023, and loves leading sessions with Migo Run Club in Glasgow