Hundreds now going jogging

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Jog Derbyshire leaders are celebrating the huge success of the Jog into January campaign, which encourages inactive residents to take the first steps towards fitness by taking up jogging.

Over 270 people signed up to the eight week programme that started on Monday January 12 - more than double the total number of participants for 2014’s campaign.

The total number of people attending Jog Derbyshire sessions across the county each week is more than 650. That means that to date the project has helped over 4,500 people start or return to jogging.

Twenty Jog Derbyshire groups hosted special beginners groups, including West Hallam Joggers , which is held every Tuesday.

Jog Derbyshire c'oordinator, Jo Wharton-Howett, said: “We’re really delighted to have had such a fantastic response to the Jog into January campaign for 2015.

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to all our brilliant jog leaders who took part in the campaign and who got our new members off to the very best start.”

“We hope all our new members have enjoyed participating in the sessions and that they continue jogging with their groups to build on what they have achieved so far and to pursue new fitness goals.”