JogWantage is a ‘Couch to 5k’ for beginners, aged 16 and over, who would like to start jogging to get fit, or just need a boost in confidence to return after a long absence.
The 2019 course will take place in Wantage on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm starting on Wednesday 1st May and run for ten weeks. There will be a charge of £30 for the course.
It has been run by volunteers from White Horse Harriers each spring since 2009 as part of RUNENGLAND (now called “RunTogether“). The leaders are qualified Leaders in Running Fitness who are aided by sympathetic helpers, some of whom started running with Jog Wantage themselves, and who understand how daunting it can be to take those first steps.
There will be a welcome session on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 in The Beacon, Wantage starting at 18:30 with some short presentations giving some guidance from 19:00. This is both a chance to find out more and/or sign up for the course. Here is a link to the Get Ready to Run Handout which was given out last year.
Those who wish to do the course but can’t make the welcome evening can sign up via the “RunTogether” web site at the link below. Select the “Jog Wantage” sessions. Payment cannot be done online but can be made either at the welcome session on the 3rd April or, if you cannot make that, on your first session.
The course takes place on the KA’s Centre Site field (behind Wantage Leisure Centre) – shown on the map below: