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
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
13330 – 1500 Workshops – delivered by Nuffield Health (choose any two)
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!
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.
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.
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 – End of conference
1900 – 0000 – scottishathletics and jogscotland Awards Dinner