Become a jog leader

Love your running? Could you inspire new beginners? You may be just the person to lead a Jog Derbyshire group.

Anyone can become a Jog Derbyshire leader. If you’re enthusiastic, supportive, have some running experience and a bit of free time, and are willing to complete a one-day course, then why not give it a go?

Developing leadership skills

The one-day day ‘Leadership in Running Fitness’ training course is designed to equip new leaders with the knowledge and skill required to lead mixed ability groups of walkers and joggers. The course is divided into theory and practical sessions and gives plenty of information on leading groups.

The day will include classroom based presentations and interactive group exercises as well as practical sessions which look at leading beginners and mixed ability groups.

Among the topics covered are: barriers to participation, planning, warm up and cool down, session management, stretching and mobility, goal setting, common injuries, footwear – the basics and RunTogether ethos and aims.

A coaching licence qualification

On completion of the course and subject to confirmation of a UK Athletics DBS disclosure, England Athletics will issue you with a coaching licence. You will then be able to register your Jog Derbyshire group with us.

Support all the way

The Jog Derbyshire team will be happy to help you with the necessary paperwork for the jog leader training and DBS application process, as well as support in setting up, promoting and running your new group. Leaders also have access to a support area of the website, which is updated with tips and resources.

Please remember attendance at a Leadership in Running Fitness course is required for all Jog Derbyshire leaders as the coaching licence provides you with UK Athletics insurance.

Contact us and find out more

If you would like to book onto a course and become a jog leader please contact Jog Derbyshire on

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