24 Oct

Mental health and physical activity focus for Jog Leader Conference

jogscotland has just announced the speakers and theme of their 2018 Jog Leader Conference, to be held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow next Saturday, 3 November. 

The conference, open to all jog leaders, will have a focus on mental health and physical activity.

Speakers will include Commonwealth Games high jumper, Jayne Nisbet, who has previously spoken in detail about her own battles with bulimia, as well as about the links between mental and physical health.

Olympic marathon runner Freya Ross will be speaking about dealing with the pressure of competition. There’ll also be the chance to buy a copy of her runners’ recipe book, Food on the Run.

Robert Nesbitt, head of Physical Activity and Sport at SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), will also be leading a session. Robert, who has been called ‘very inspirational’, recently led a workshop for jog leaders in Galashiels, to rave reviews from those in attendance.  

As always, the conference will provide jogleaders with the opportunity to share with and learn from their peers. Jog leader Jordan Stitt of West Dunbartonshire will be discussing his own experiences of jog leading, and there’ll be plenty of time to meet and chat with other jog leaders, too.

And as if all that weren’t enough, there’ll also be interactive workshops on strength and conditioning led by personal trainers from DW Fitness First, and a workshop by Scott MacAuley from Glasgow City Physiotherapy on injury reduction. There’ll also be sessions on ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ and ‘Social Media’, run by staff from both jogscotland and SAMH.

Tickets to the 2018 Conference cost just £10, and include lunch. Only 50 places are available, so early booking is advised.

To register, visit the jogscotland website.

Image: Jayne Nisbet and Freya Ross (courtesy jogscotland)