Monday, 28 December 2009

Charity Weight Loss Challenge

Susan being presented with her prize from Jurgen the Waterside Inn Manager Well done to Susan Milne who won our second Charity Weight Loss Challenge of the year which finished just before Christmas. Susan lost just over 2 stones in 15 weeks which was a wonderful acheivement. As the winner of Charity Weigh In Challenge Susan won a 6 months membership to the Waterside Inn Leisure Club, £300 for her nominated Charity Cancer Research, and lovely plaque to keep. Seven of our group achieved the set goal of lossing 8ibs which i set at the start of the challenge, they all received a Peterhead Jogscotland hat. In second was Jason Clark who lost just over a stone, in total our group lost over 12 stones!!!! Which was just brillant!! A special word about Stuart Robertson who won our last Charity Weight Loss Challenge which finished in June. Stuart has lost a remarkable 5 stones this year, which is a fantastic achievement. Stuart we are really proud of you at Peterhead Jogscotland. Our next Charity Weight Loss Challenge begins on Monday 25th January and will last for 20 weeks until the 7th June, i am setting everyone including yours truly the goal of lossing 10 ibs which is only 0.5ibs a week!! The Charity Weight Loss Challenge is open to all Peterhead Jogscotland members and only costs £5 to enter. The winner again will nominate the charity where the money goes, and receive a 6 months membership to the Waterside Inn Leisure Club.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Charity Donations 2009!!!!

Our lastest Donation of £400 to Marie Curie which was raised during our Homecoming Fun run All the Peterhead Jogscotland leaders would like to thank each and everyone of you for your generosity this year, although raising money for good causes its not our main aim, we have with your help and support raised the mind blowing amount of £23,860. See below;- Parkinsons 100.00 Spina Bifida Fun Run 550.00 Alzheimers Scotland Donation 25.00 League of Friends Donation 25.00 Relay for Life donation 10.00 Collieston donation 25.00 Diabetes Research 200.00 Charity donation 25.00 SANDS - donation 25.00 Donation 40.00 Fishermens Mission - Marinathon 350.00 RNLI - donation- Marinathon 350.00 Scottish week - 210.00 Souts Donation 100.00 Kidney Research UK 25.00 Marie Curie- Fun Run 400.00 Renal Unit- Fun Run 400.00 Willows Animal Sanctuary 300.00 Make a Wish (London Marathon) 15,000.00 Relay for Life 4,500.00 Help for Heroes 1,200.00 Total £23,860.00 Its just fantastic that we help so much good causes whilst having fun at the sametime, once again thanks again for your support!!

Cancelled tonight (Wed 23rd )

Been down at the track/pavilion and conditions are really very bad, none of the paths have been cleared,and its really very slippery therefore we will cancel tonights session. Have a great Christmas Stephen, Roselyn and all the leaders xx

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Bag Packing!!!!

If you have any spare time on Wednesday 23rd between 10am till 4pm Roselyn and the Starlight Parade Committee are looking for some volunteers to do some Bag Packing in Morrisons in aid of the Scottish Spina Bifida Assocation, they would really appreciate your help even for a hour.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Santa Run Aroon The Toon 2009

What a fantastic night we had last night at our Annual Santa Run Aroon The (Blue)Toon and party afterwards!! Thanks all the leaders who made the delicious Sandwiches and to Crosse and Blackwells for the delicious soup ha ha!! Thanks to Alexander our Offical Photographer for all the wonderful photographs to see them all simply click here. Oh thanks to Santa you are the best!! Hope i will i get a good present for saying that on Christmas morn!!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Santa Run Aroon the Bluetoon!!

We are hoping you are going to join us for our special evening tomorrow night!!It includes Santa Run aroon the Bluetoon (dressing up is optional) Soup and Sandwiches and lots more other eats. Charity Weight Loss Challenge prizegiving Lots more surprises!! To see the photographs for last years Santa Run Aroon the Toon simply click here

Monday, 7 December 2009

Santa Run

Well done to Jillian, Jason and Stuart for taking part in Aberdeen Santa Run yesterday in aid Wildhearts Charity.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Mary Completes her first Ultra Marathon (30 miles)

Well done to Mary Davis and Daughter Claire for completing there first (and anyone from Peterhead Jogscotland) Ultra Marathon called Doyen of Downs today in Sussex. We are very proud of you!!! Thanks to Mary for sending me this write up. It started off as a horrible dark and wet day when we left the house at 6:30 am to be ready for the start at 8. With the rain only giving way for hail and sleet within the first 10 miles, it looked like we would be in for a long, wet slog. As we neared the halfway point the clouds finally began to clear and the sun poked through from the clouds brightening our spirits along with the beautiful Sussex countryside, with the South Downs all around us. Unfortunately, we were going to be taking an active part of the scenery, going up and down in equal extremes. But we squeaked in with minutes to spare, conquering the Downs and first ultra in a mud bath of a finish line. 30 miles, 1 pair of socks and many many hills later – To find for about this event simply click here

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Dates for Diary

Some dates for your diary, please join us for all the fun over the festive period and into the New Year!! Wednesday 9th December- Diane would like all the fees in by this date if would like to join the Waterside Leisure Club- £169 for a years membership. Friday 11th December- Our Christmas Party and Disco at the Palace Hotel at 7pm cost £13 Buffet included. We had a fantastic night last year so please join us for all the fun. Final night for names Wednesday. Mon 14th December -Charity Weight Loss Challenge Final Weigh In!!! Wednesday 16th December - Our Annual Santa Run through the Bluetoon- and Charity Weight Loss Challenge PrizeGiving. Have you lost 8ibs since we started back in August if you have you will be getting a special prize??? Six Month Membership Waterside Inn Leisure Club to the winner!! Soup, Sandwiches and Mulled Wine served afterwards!! Friday 18th December - Bus to Inverurie Panto leaves from Catto Park at 5.45pm cost £3 per person!! Monday 21st, Wed 23rd, Mon 28th & Wed 30th, and Mon 4th January- Park and Run sessions at 6.30pm Catto Park. Informal sessions no registration we simply park the Car and Run!! 3 and 5k routes Boxing Day Saturday 26th December at 11am White Cow Woods 5 & 10 k entry on the day. Wednes 6th January -Back to normal sessions 6.30pm Catto Park Monday 11th January Open Night at 7.30pm (after our usual session). Have you any family, friends or work colleagues who are thinking of join us, tell them to come along and find more about Peterhead Jogscotland, our beginners session and our Charity Weight Loss Challenge, if they are interested they can register for starting with us the following week Monday. Monday 18th January- New Groups Start, all levels of fitness welcome. The Beginners group this January will be limited to 100 people so when we reach that total we wont be taking any new beginners. As a result please tell anyone interested to get along as soon as possible to register with us. Sunday 24th January at 11am World Challenge 5K- this is a fun run in aid of Peterhead Academy pupils who are raise funds to go to Ghana in 2011. Registration at Catto Park between 10.15am and 10.45am for 11am Start. Teas and Coffee served afterward in pavilion. Monday 25th January - Charity Weight Loss Challenge begins can you loss 10ibs in 20 weeks if so you will receive a special prize from Peterhead Jogscotland!! The winner of the Charity Weight Loss Challenge (£5 each) nominates the charity which gets the money.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Charity Weight Loss Challenge

Stuart Robertson who won our last Charity Weight Loss Challenge Our Charity Weight Loss Challenge finishes in 2 weeks time on night of our Santa Run the 16th December. So far our group has lost an amazing 11 and half stone. Remember back in August when we started i said the target for everyone was lose 8 ibs, and you would get a special present from Peterhead Jogscotland!! So far we have 6 people who have lost that, if your nearing that target what about making a special effort over the next few weeks to reach that target, we would love to give you a special present that night!!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Homecoming Fun Run

It was fantastic to see some much people turn out for our Homecoming Fun Run on Saturday. If you took part it would be interested to see what you thought of the route, and if would like to see this becoming an annual event. Congratulation to all our beginners who started with us in August and completed the 3k route you have done amazing, and to many of you who were taking part in a 6k or even the 10k for the first time. Thanks also to you if can from a distance to take part we really appreciate it. With your help we raised the amazing amount of £750 to be split between for Marie Curie and the Renal Unit in Peterhead. Thanks to all who helped on the day, and to Living Waters Church for the use of the hall, and making and serving the delicious soup and sandwiches. Thanks also to great photographer Alexander Lemon, to see his wonderful photographs simply click here Please dont think we are finished for the year. We will be meeting as usually so please join us in the lead up Christmas, and for our Santa Fun Run & (Soup night) on the Wednesday 16th December.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Wild Hearts Santa Run in Aberdeen

I few of our group did this run in Aberdeen last year and really enjoyed it. Sunday 6th December at 1pm Santa Run (with participants to arrive to sign in between 11am and 12.15pm)Pittodrie Stadium, Richard Donald Stand 6km along beach front, with a lap of honour around the pitch at Pittodrie to finish Entry fee: £15, which includes a full santa suit (yours to keep) a goody bag and medal. Kids can take part for £12.50 Register http://www.wilddayout.com/or by calling 01667 458849. This event was held for the first time in Aberdeen last year and had around a thousand participants, and they are really looking forward to another good event this year. To get a feel for last years event you can view a video at www.wilddayout.com/santarunvideo

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Fraserburgh Half Marathon Heroes

Well done to every one who completed the Fraserburgh Half Marathon today it was amazing we had 26 of our group who completed the 13.1 miles!!! Many who were doing a Half Marathon for the first time. Well done to Hazel for raising £1000 for Help for Heroes!! Thanks to Alexander for taking the wonderful photographs to see them all simply click here If want to find your finishing time, it will be available here in the next few days

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Homecoming jogSCOTLAND FunRuns Sat 28th Nov

Two weeks today till our 3,6 or 10k HOMECOMING jogScotland FunRuns. Registration takes place at Living Waters Church Windmill Street at 10.15- 10.45am. The Runs start the short distance away on the Promenade (beside Ives Rd Peterhead at 11am. Donations will be taken on the day in aid of the Renal Unit, and Marie Curie Nurses in Peterhead. Everyone completing the challenge with receive a medal, and will be entered into a free prize draw -top prize is a pair of running shoes courtesy of RUN4IT, who will also be their with a sales table for you to have a look at before or after you have finished your run. As its the last weekend of Homecoming Scotland and St Andrew's Day on the Monday why not were something Scottish you never know you might win a prize. Please stay for soup and sandwiches in Living Waters Church after the run. WE have 150 medals it would be great if they were all used on the day!! Why not tell your family to come down and support us on the day it would be good if had some supporters along the promenade encouraging the runners as they cross the finishing line!! A remember you dont have to be a member of Peterhead Jogscotland to take part everyone is welcome. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fraserburgh Half Marathon

last year at the Fraserburgh Half Marathon We have over 20 members taking part in the Fraserburgh Half Marathon tomorrow. Many who will be taking part in a half marathon for first time. Best wishes to each and everyone of you, we are very proud of you all.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Peterhead Jogscotland on Facebook

Did you know that we now have a dedicated webpage on Facebook. Simple register with facebook and search for Peterhead Jogscotland, or if you already have a facebook simple click on this link here If you have any friends living away for Peterhead, who would like to jog but dont know how to start why not invite them to join our facebook, and they can follow our beginners programme week after week. After the new year as well as posting the weeks schedule on our webpage i will also put it on facebook, and we will offer plenty support and encouragement online. Do tell your friends to join Peterhead Jogscotland Global it will be fun i promise!!!!

Jason in Thailand

Florida USA, Perth Australia and now Phranang beach, Krabi, Thailand Thanks to Jason Clark for sending me the photograph of him on holiday last month. Where will the Peterhead Jogscotland TShirt turn up next??

Gordon in Australia

Thanks to Gordon Willox for sending me the photograph of him feeding a kanagroo in Perth Australia during the October holiday whilst wearing his Peterhead Jogscotland TShirt. By the way Gordon What do you call a lazy baby kangaroo? A pouch potato. HA HA

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Disney Family Robertson!!!!

Thanks to Jennifer for sending the great photographs of the Robertson Family in DisneyWorld Florida. Whilst out there on holiday Stuart and Cameron took part in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13k. What a fantastic achievement for them both!! Out of 3247 runners Cameron finish in 90th (yes i said 90th!!) and Stuart finished fantastic in 702 place Not to be out done Cameron jnr and Elle took part in the kids races. Cameron coming first in his 100m race (age 1-3) and Elle doing "Jog" Scotland proud taking on the 7 to 8 year olds in the 400 meters. She was first girl home crossing the line in a very competitive race 3rd overall behind 2 boys. ROBERTSON FAMILY YOU WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN THE "RUNNING" FOR WINNING OUR PRIZE AT THE AGM FOR OUR PETERHEAD TSHIRT COMPETITION, AND WE ARE REALLY THRILLED AND PROUD THAT YOU DECIDED TO REPRESENT PETERHEAD JOGSCOTLAND IN DISNEYWORLD FLORIDA!! To see all wonderful photographs of Disney Family Robertson simply click here

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Hazel Lillie

Hazel Lillie one of our wonderful Jogleaders is running the Fraserburgh Half Marathon on Sunday 15th November in aid of the wonderful charity HELP For HEROES. At this time last year Hazel's son John was out in Iraq fighting for his country, thankfully he returned safe and well unlike many of his brave colleagues. As a result Hazel has decided to show her support to our troops by raising money for Help for Heroes a charity which looks after our Armed Forces should they get injured whilst serving for their country. To show your support to Hazel and our armed forces simply click here

Monday, 19 October 2009

Run4it Open Night

Tomorrow night Run4It store on Holburn Street Aberdeeen has a jogscotland roadshow !The exclusive jogscotland nights are being held in conjunction with PUMA and Run 4 It. At the open night you can take advantage of special on the night offers, go into the prize draw to win a mystery prize, and take the perfect opportunity to mingle with other fabulous Jog Leaders and members in your area, while enjoying nibbles and checking out the latest PUMA performance footwear. Staff from jogscotland, Run 4 It and PUMA will be on hand to answer all your questions about running, shoes, clothing, life, the universe and everything (well maybe not everything but they will try their best to answer anything you throw at them!). Timings: 6.00pm - 7.00pm Jog Leaders only 7.00pm - 9.00pm - Jog Leaders and Members

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tower of Terror 13k

Best wishes to Cameron and Stuart Robertson whilst in Disney World Florida on holiday they will be taking part in the Tower of Terror 13k. It looks fantastic!!! For more information simply click here

Stewart Wood Glossly Magazine Star

Peterhead Jogscotland members are becoming famous far and near for their exploits!! Recently Stewart Wood appeared on the front cover of the "Informative" Grampian Fire and Rescue Services in house magazine as he prepared for the Great North Run. Stewart works as a training officer with Grampian Fire and Rescue Service’s Risk Reduction Unit and is actually based at Nelson Street Police Station in Aberdeen. If you would like to know more about the unit, or you would like Stewart or one of his colleagues to come to your school or business to give a talk on road safety simply click here

Monday, 12 October 2009

Fraser Walks the West Highland Way

In May Fraser and some of his friends walked the West Highland Walk in 4 days which was a great achievement to see the photographs simply click here

Thursday, 8 October 2009

T Shirt Competition

Remember if going away on holiday at anytime remember to take your Peterhead Jogscotland TShirt every year at our AGM we have a prize for the person who got their photograph take in the most spectacular or usual place. Catherine won the prize last year after being photographed wearing her Peterhead Jogscotland TShirt on the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Karl and Claire

Well done to Karl and Claire who ran the Inverness Marathon on Sunday. It was brilliant achievement as Karl and Claire have only being running since January!! Karl and Claire we all proud of your achievement at Peterhead Jogscotland!!!!

Half Marathon Friday night (week 6) 16km

The Route for Friday night 6pm/ Saturday morning 9am is as follows

Balmoor Terrace- George Garden Ave- Blackhouse Terrace- Ugie Road- Ugie Street-Port Hendry rd- Around Harbour – Past Fresh Catch- Kirk Street- South Road- Dales Road- Meethill Road- West Road- Crossfolds Crescent- Catto Drive (pass Steak House)- Windmill Road (past lidis) – Meethill Road- Dales Road- South Road- Kirk Street – Around Harbour- Port Hendry Road-Ugie Street- Ugie Road- Blackhouse Terrace- George garden avenue – Balmoor Terrace- One circuit of track to finish

**Any one who wants just to do 8km will stop at Crossfolds Crescent/ Catto Drive and go back to the track

Monday, 5 October 2009

New Cd

If you have started to think about Christmas presents this is something different!! Roselyn has just completed her 3rd Cd Album (the last one was over 10 years ago) and features hymns which are her favourites, it costs £10 all money raised will go to charity. To see Roselyn singing of one her songs simply click on this link here

Bennachie Hill Race

Well done to Jason, Jillian, Stuart and Mary who yesterday completed the Bennachie Hill Race, i did its last year so i know how tough it was!! This event is organised by Garioch Road Runners to visit there website simply click here.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Stewart and Leigh

Congratulations to Stewart & Leigh were very proud of you.
To see their wonderful wedding photographs, and the photographs of when they arrive back at Peterhead Jogscotland
simply click here

Sunday, 27 September 2009

MUMS ON THE RUN

Our Mums on the Run are going great, if your available on a Friday morning at 9am and can jog a 5k. Why not join our other Mums (and Dads-yes thats right we have a few Dads going along as well).

Great North Run

Well done to Stewart and June for completing the Great North Run in aid of Kidney Research UK.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Buckie 10k

Well done to Stuart, Carol-Ann, Barry, Gillian, Jason and Stewart who successfully completed the Buckie 10K today.
Carol-Ann, Barry, Gillian, Jason and Stewart only joined Peterhead Jogscotland earlier this year, and it amazing what they have achieved in this short time. All are now training for the Fraserburgh Half Marathon in November.
Also well done to Stewart Wood and June Dickie who successfully completed the 13.2 miles of Great North Run today in aid of Kidney Research.
It great to see Peterhead Jogscotland members taking apart in events all over the UK, and should i say it all over the world. Watch this space!!

Health Fair

We had a fantastic time on last Wednesday at the Health Fair. Thanks to everyone who took part on the night and made it such a success. Special thanks to all at Living Waters Church who provided the teas, coffee and eats, and gave us the use of the church for this event.
Thanks also to Alexander for taking all the wonderful photographs, to view them simply click here

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Mr & Mrs Strachan

Congratulations to Leigh and Stewart who married in Orlando on Thursday. I am sure you agree Leigh looks stunning. Thanks to Stewart for taking the time to sending the photograph. We look forward to meeting the new Mr and Mrs Strachan when they arrive back home.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Peterhead Jogscotland Membership Benefits

We are really keen to encourage you to keep coming to Peterhead Jogscotland, as a result we have built in a number of benefits/discounts in being a Peterhead Jogscotland Member.
1. Discounts of 10% to 15% at Run4 It in Aberdeen more details to be announced on Wednesday!!
2. Corporate Membership of the Waterside Leisure Club £169 per annum instead of the usual £400, if you require any information ask Diane about it.
3. 10% discount at the Fishy Shoppee Blackhouse Industrial Estate in Peterhead for all those taking part in the Charity Weight Loss Challenge to encourage everyone to eat healthy.
4. Free Bronze membership to Jogscotland - Stride logbook, monthly e-news letter, quarterly Stride Magazine and special offers throughout the year.
5. Subsidised bus travel (or even for free) to running events throughout the year.
6. A number of subsidised social events throughout the year- we will be taking names for Christmas Disco/Party soon!!
If you know of any other benefits/ discounts we could offer our members please dont hesitate to let us know. As we have over 200 members this could also benefit a/ your business as well!!!!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Were in the news

As well as being in the Press & Journal this week about the size of our club, we were also on the front page of the Jogscotland website. To see the write up simply click here
If your a Peterhead Jogscotland member i really hope you are enjoying being part of one the biggest groups in Scotland, and remember if you have any questions dont hesitate to get in touch!! It's amazing to see so much people out jogging together, and we want each and everyone of you to continue to come and enjoy the experience! Whilst seeing your fitness improve at the sametime.
Remember are were all Friendship, Fitness and Fun.

Collieston Run

We had a great time a few weeks ago when 19 off us run to Collieston Harbour from the Lido Carpark in Peterhead which is exactly a half marathon distance. Mr Campbell has even time to go for a swim in the harbour when we finished!!! It was great that Vern from Kelowna in Canada who was able to join us for run, and i know he enjoyed as much as we did.
Thanks to Alexander for wonderful photographs to view them all simply click here

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Health Fair 16th September

On Wed 16th September instead of jogging we are having our 3rd Health Fair from 6pm - 9pm. For your information we have lots going on including

Run4IT doing Gait Analysis and sale of running gear (15% off) Health Eating Information from a NHS Health Improvement Officer Mel Edwards an experienced runner doing a short motivational talk Wellness Centre Specialists from Aberdeen doing massages!! Free prized draw for all attending, lots prizes to be won if you attend on the night !

Gait Analysis- if you need new trainers, Run4it trained specialists will make sure you have the correct trainers to suit your feet/posture, and better still you will get 15% discount on the night. Be sure to book your 15 minute appointment now 6-9pm Healthy Eating Information- (from 7pm) If your taking part in the Charity Weight Loss challenge, or you just want to know more about Healthy Eating then here's your chance. Mel Edwards -Mel will be along to give you a short motivational talk, to keep you jogging over the winter months!! Wellness Centre Specialists- never had a sports and remedial massage, Reflexology or neck/ shoulder massage, then here's you chance to try it out- 20 minutes for only £5 which is a real bargain. Book your appointment as soon as possible, as only 9 appointments of each massage will be available on the night. Free Prize Draw- Be sure to pick up your free voucher for the prize draw, on the next 3 sessions you attend jogscotland. We will have lots of prizes including a pair of trainers and a watch. Teas and Coffees will also be served courtesy of Living Waters Church!!