2 NEW JOGGING COURSES starting soon in Hayfield and Chinley

20th Jan 2012

We are running two new 6 week beginners jogging courses in Chinley (starting Thurs 2nd Feb) and Hayfield (starting Fri 3rd Feb). 

See our events pages for more details http://www.communitysportstrust.co.uk/News_&_2013_Events_Fund/High_Peak/2013_Events_Fund/02/02/ and http://www.communitysportstrust.co.uk/News_&_2013_Events_Fund/High_Peak/2013_Events_Fund/02/02/

Liz Stillo, a Jog Derbyshire Leader based in Chinley in the High Peak, who’s just about to launch 2 new courses in Hayfield and Chinley said:  “New joggers often feel apprehensive.  They worry about holding other people back, being too slow, what they’ll look like and everyone else being better than them.  So it’s tremendous to see the huge improvements they make.  From not running at all, then run-walking after just six weeks they’re able to keep going for half an hour non-stop.”   

Liz said she soon sees results:  “Last year I supported a group of ladies in Combs - half of them had never run more than a mile and they went on to complete the Great North Run.  What I love about beginners is their enthusiasm - once they’ve made up their minds to run, they’ll turn out whatever the weather and they stick at it and go on to join local running groups.  If you can bring a friend, that’s great but if not, don’t worry as you’ll soon find someone your own level and make new friends.”

Liz Stillo and the Combs runners

About us:

The Community Sports Trust (www.communitysportstrust.co.uk) is a not for profit Community Interest Company. Our vision is of communities where people of all ages and interests take part and compete in sport and recreation opportunities. Communities will have strong sustainable sports infrastructure with high quality volunteers, coaches and leaders.

The Community Sports Trust manages community-based sports development projects.  Our flagship initiative is the Derbyshire Village Games.  Inspired by the 2012 Olympics, this innovative three year project’s aim is simple - we want people of all ages and abilities in villages across the county to get active.  Our network of Village Games Officers work at grassroots level delivering sport on the doorstep. 

The three year project is run by the Community Sports Trust in partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council, Sport England, Derbyshire County PCT and Derbyshire County Council.

In its first year alone the Village Games’ team has developed clubs, activities, events and festivals with 50 communities across Derbyshire with 36,000 attendances.  175 coaches and nearly 200 volunteers have supported activities.  In the High Peak these include Flash, Flagg, Chelmorton, Taddington, Sterndale Moor, Chinley, Longnor, Wardslow and Tintwistle. 


Chinley, Hayfield