27 Dec

Resolve to be a Jog Leader in 2020


Runners still looking for a New Year’s Resolution might like to consider ‘giving back’ to running by training as a Jog Leader. 

Places are still available on their new ‘Leadership in Running Fitness’ (LiRF) courses to be held in early 2020. Completing the LiRF course qualifies you to be a jogscotland Jog Leader in the same way it did when it was called Jog Leader.
You don’t need to be super-fit to become a Jog Leader. In fact, some of the best leaders are people who were recently beginners themselves and so have real empathy with others who are just starting to get active. According to jogscotland, the best qualities you can possess are to be ‘enthusiastic, approachable and encouraging to others’.
Once they have passed the course, new jog leaders will be able to:
  • Help at existing jog groups
  • Set up their own jogging group using the jogscotland name
  • Have their group advertised on the jogscotland Group Finder
  • Have their sessions covered by jogscotland insurance
  • Contact jogscotland HQ any time for help and advice
  • Access the jogscotland jog leader group on Facebook to receive advice, support and friendship from other leaders
  • Access useful online resources
Intending Jog Leaders must already be members of jogscotland. Joining is free and can be done online.
The fun and inspiring full-day LiRF course includes both classroom and practical sessions. 
Dates of the New Year’s courses are as follows:
  • Aberdeen: 8 February 2020 
  • Aviemore: 18 April 2020
  • Dumfries: 14 March 2020
  • Dundee: 15 March 2020
  • East Kilbride: 23 May 2020
  • Glasgow: 11 April 2020
  • Grangemouth: 4 April 2020 
  • Kilmarnock: 9 February 2020
  • Livingston: 29 February 2020 
  • Tranent: 19 April 2020
If you can’t see any courses near you, please contact scottishathletics coaching coordinator Alison Grey, as they aim to arrange courses wherever there is sufficient demand.
If you have any queries about courses, please contact coaching@scottishathletics.org.uk