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IFAC – jogscotland Jog Leader conference

'jogscotland, recreational running and health'

Saturday 27 October

0930 – 1015 – Registration, coffee, registration and networking
1015 – 1030 – Welcome

1030 – 1115 – Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity

Judith Mackinnon – Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

SAMH recently unveiled the results of an independent evaluation of its ‘Get Active’ pilot projects. These pilot projects were set up to monitor and assess the impact that physical activity can have on mental health. The evaluation of these projects demonstrated their positive life-changing effect on participants' mental health and wellbeing.

-          Find out how jogscotland can help promote mental health and well-being within community and corporate life

-          Followed by Q & A session


1115 – 1230 – Recreational Running
Tom Williams/Paul Sinton – parkrun

parkrun is an amazing success story. Hear how it grew from one man’s idea of a free timed weekly 5k run organised by volunteers into an international phenomenon

Gavin Lightwood – RunBritain

Gavin was formerly Race Director for Edinburgh Marathon, Great Scottish Run and the Women’s 10k in Glasgow. He will be drawing on his own experiences as well as telling us how we can help runners prepare for mass participation races


Melanie Clouston and Alan Riach, Cairngorm Runners – organising local events

Cairngorm Runners are jogscotland Community Group of the Year 2011. As well as being an extremely successful jogscotland group they have also been involved in organising new local running events such as the Nethy Explorer 12k and the ‘Race the Steam Train’ run.


These presentations will be followed by a Panel Q & A session.

1230 – 1330 – Lunch and a chance to chat with fellow Jog Leaders
1330 -1500 – Health workshops – delivered by Nuffield Health (choose any two)

Workshop 1

Roisin Cooke, a nutritional therapist will present on healthy eating and alternative fuels to maximize your health and performance. You can sample various snacks and see for yourself how easy it is to eat well.

She will be accompanied by the team from Get Juiced – Scotland’s fresh Juice Company as well as Stoats – Scotland’s porridge bar company who will talk you through their range of healthy produce letting you try for yourself to see how good they really are!

Workshop 2

A practical session presented by one of Nuffield Health’s top physiotherapists Bethany Aitkin, including strapping for injury, rehab exercises and other techniques to prevent you breaking down and get you back from injury sooner.

Workshop 3

Presented by Jonathan Carpenter and Colin Thomas who are Health & Wellbeing Physiologists. They are also keen and experienced runners. In this practical session they will deal with the theory and practice of stretching and give advice about managing common medical conditions that your fellow joggers may present. 

Workshop 4

The fitness team at Nuffield Health will deliver a session that incorporates good warm up ideas, Swiss ball exercises for core strengthening, foam roller techniques and also some fun with equipment you may never have seen before... be ready!

1500 – 1530 – Coffee and networking

1530 – 1600 jogscotland update – including how to make best use of traditional and social media

1600 – close of conference

1900 – 0000 scottishathletics and jogscotland Awards Dinner

jogscotland Jog Leader Conference Programmejogscotland Jog Leader Conference Programme (398.4 KB)
jogscotland Jog Leader Conference Booking Formjogscotland Jog Leader Conference Booking Form (358.5 KB)