Joining a Jog Derbyshire group can seem quite daunting at first, but there’s really nothing to worry about. Our friendly jogging groups will welcome you with open arms.
You’ll probably still have a few questions before you start, so we’ve tried to answer everything you might need to know…
Will I be able to keep up?
Absolutely! No pace is too slow. All our group are led by fully qualified jog leaders and assistant co-leaders who are experienced in supporting beginners. Sessions are structured to suit a range of abilities and no one is ever left behind.
Can I bring my family along?
Most of our groups welcome anyone from aged 12+. Some groups do request that participants are aged 18+ while others accept children if accompanied by an adult. Check out our group pages to find out more about the group you are interested in joining.
Will everyone else know each other?
Probably not. Many people come on their own and then meet people along the way. Jogging is very sociable and there’s always plenty of time to chat. They’re ideal if you’ve moved to a new area, you’re trying to meet new people, or you just want to try a new activity.
What should I wear?
Something comfortable and a pair of well-fitting trainers. Perhaps the biggest appeal of jogging is how cheap it is. Clothing and trainers don’t need to be flash and expensive. We’d recommend clothing is lightweight and seasonably appropriate – you’re likely to get warm and maybe a little sweaty whatever the weather. Most of all wear a smile on your face and your very best ‘can-do’ attitude.
What should I bring?
Yourself and a bottle of water.
I haven’t exercised for years – where do I start?
Start by deciding you’re going to do this, choose a group, and turn up. No experience is needed. We often hear people say they haven’t exercised since school (and some avoided it then). It really doesn’t matter. Jog Derbyshire is here to help you get active and have some fun while you’re doing it.
I have a disability or injury, can I still join in?
For sure. All our groups are fully inclusive and everyone is welcomed. If you have any specific needs we recommend you contact the jog leader before your first session and if you have an injury we’d advise also speaking to your doctor before attending.
Is there a charge?
Some of our leaders charge a small fee of no more than £2 per session. These fees are often put back into the group to cover the cost of resources such as reflective bands, t-shirts and medals amongst other things.
Who do I contact if I need to ask something?
You can head to our group pages and use our online group search to find the group you’d like to join. On each group page, you’ll find contact details for the jog leader who’ll be happy to answer any queries. You can also contact our Jog Derbyshire team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to book before attending?
No. Our leaders always welcome phone calls or emails from newcomers prior to their first session to answer any questions or to talk more about what to expect from the group. However, this isn’t a necessity, you can just turn up and jog.