Saturday, 27 February 2010

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After the weather the last few weeks we have decided to extend this session by 3 weeks. This week the beginners will be doing 5 mins walking 6 mins continious and 1 min walking 1 min jogging the rest of way, which we were supposed to do last week. However as we say week in and week out please just come along and do what you are comfortable doing. All the leaders are dedicated to helping you improve your fitness so please do not be put off if you missed last week because of the bad weather. Please keep coming and we will work with you. Just been on to the weather forecast for this week and looks a lot better for tomorrow night see here. Wednesday night we have our Health Fair and it promises to be a great night, and you could win a Garmin GPS watch which is the top prize in our free draw. As you enter the Health Fair you will be given a free prize draw voucher simply complete the voucher and you could win the watch or one of our 10 prizes!! More details of the Health Fair are in my previous blog. So you dont lose out we are providing an extra free session on Friday night so please join us 6.30pm at Catto Park if your are available. This afternoon a few of us doing a "trial" half marathon as practice for the Inverness Half Marathon in a few weeks. If anyone said 10 years ago i would have been able jog/run 13 Miles distance i would have said no way, it only comes with practice, just ask any of our leaders. Most of then started in the beginners group as well and have gone on to do a Half or Full Marathon which just brillant. What is your goal at the end of the day. Whatever it is we will work with you to achieve it, whilst having fun at the sametime and thats a promise from me!! If you have any questions or comments simply click here??? Have a great day Stephen

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Health Fair - Wednesday 3rd March

We have a brillant night planned for your Health Fair at Living Waters Church on Wednesday 3rd March. Gait Analysis 6.30pm-9.00pm - 4 members of RUN4IT staff are coming along to make sure the trainers you are wearing are suitable for your feet, and if you need new ones you will get a special 15% discount on the night. They will also have bargains in running gear on the night. Healthy Eating- 7.30pm Moira Craigen an Health Improvement Officer will be along to give you tips on Healthy Eating, as well as showing you some tastie Healthy Eating snacks. Reflexology- Moira Nicol from Fraserburgh will also along to carry 15 min Reflexology appointments for only £5 6.30pm -8.45pm. Moira has asked all money raised goes to Make A Wish. Head and Neck Massage- Jackie Hendry from Fraserburgh will also be along to carry 15min Head and Neck Massage appointments 6.30pm- 8.45pm cost only £5 each. Jackie has asked all money raised goes to our Relay for Life effort. Marathon Training 7.00pm -7.30pm- every thought about training for a marathon, i will explain how Roselyn and i went about it last year. Are you new to Peterhead Jogscotland then if want to ask a question about it, or jogging in general then here is your chance. Free Prize Draw-everyone attending on the night, will be entered into a free prize draw, top prize this year is a Garmin Watch!!!!!! Peterhead Jogscotland Merchandise- On the night we will be selling TShirts, Polo Shirts, Hats, Towels and watches. To see the photographs from our last health fair simply click here

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Peterhead to Fraserburgh Beach Run

Ten of our completed the Peterhead to Fraserburgh Beach which was a fantastic achievement. Well done to Cameron Robertson who came 5th with very little training. A special word about Michael Allardyce who was orginally going jog to Scotstown and back, but decided to run all the way, well done Michael your a star!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

RUN4IT Open Night

One of the main comments that Jenny from the Injury Time Clinic made was that a few of the people that came to see her had the wrong type of training shoes. To help with this we have organised a free bus to RUN4IT in Aberdeen were they are having a special open night for our members only. A 15% discount will be offered on the night, and they will be having a special prize draw were someone will win a pair of trainers on the night. Bus leaves the Catto Park at 5.15pm we will be still taking names for the bus tomorrow night. For more details of Run4it our main sponsor visit their website here

Injury Time Physiotherapy Clinic

We had a fantastic reaction to having the Injury Time Clinic along on Monday and Wednesday night. Jenny and Simon were delighted with amount people who went for advice. They will be along this week again so please use then if your having a problem.

Andy Davidson in Angola

Hope you like the photograph of Andy Davidson . It was taken offshore Angola beside the Kizomba B FPSO. Andy enters our T Shirt Competition the winner will be announced at our AGM in May. Are going away on holiday or working abroad be sure to take your Peterhead Jogscotland T Shirt with you. Andy will be running the Edinburgh Marathon in aid Kidney Research more details to follow soon

London Marathon

In case you dont know we have Carol & Stuart Main and Adam Ritchie running the London Marathon in aid of Fertility Scotland. Fertility Scotland supports the Edinburgh Assisted Conception Programme which has been providing high quality Assisted Conception Treatment since 1991. They bring together a unique combination of medical, scientific and embryological staff from the NHS and outstanding local academic communities.To support Carol Ann, Stuart and Adam going to the donation website here or they will have sponsor forms available on a Monday or Wednesday night. Peterhead Jogscotland will making a donate to this worthwhile cause, and i am sure you will be all wishing Carol Ann, Stuart and Adam all the best.

Hexagon Boys Sponsored Day

Last Saturday we had a fanastic time at the Hexagon Boys Club Sponsored Day in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation. The boys raised the amazing amount of £2000 for Make A Wish which will be spent in Scotland. Alistair Brookes the Fundraising Manager for Scotland was their to collect the cheque. To see all the photographs which taken by yours truly (incase you want a copy) click Speaking about Make A Wish this Saturday at 10 am in the Methodist Church hall (next to the Library) at 10 am Roselyn and Steph are organising a Buttery Morning in Aid Make A Wish tickets cost £2 and will be available tomorrow and Wednesday night, or simply turn up and pay at the door.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Junior Jogscotland Open Meeting.

In July last year we held our first ever Junior Jogscotland night which was a big success with over 40 Children between the ages of 3 and 10 attending. In the near future we are looking at the possibility of starting a Junior Jogscotland in some form for members children only. If you would like to find out more about it, or interested in help with it. Please attend our Open Night next Wednesday at 7.30pm in the pavilion after our normal jogging session teas and coffees will be served. Lets get oor kids more active in the Bluetoon!!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Injury Time Physiotherapy Clinic

Fantastic news for a trial period Jenny Johnson (Monday night) and Simon Walker(Wednesday night)from the Injury Time Physiotheraphy Clinic Burnside Centre Peterhead will be in attendence between 7.15-8.15pm after our jogging sessions to offer advice on sport injuries/ strain/niggles. So for example if you a slight problem with your knee pain, they will on hand to give some advice to hopefully prevent it getting worse. All the leaders are keen on prevention, as is Jenny and Simon, and if we can get professional advice to you to stop an injury getting so much the better. We must emphasis these appointments are for advice only, and to be fair to everyone will only last about 5 mins. If you do need treatment/physiotherapy in which ever form Jenny or Simon recommend you can book and appointment at a reduced rate for Peterhead Jogscotland members by producing your Peterhead Jogscotland membership card, which we will be producing and handing out this week. We hope that everyone including Jenny and Simon will benefit from new partnership. If you have a sports injury at this time which needs treatment we recommend you contact Simon and Jenny direct on 01779 822000 for an appointment. Until we get our card made, just shown your Jogscotland membership card or your Peterhead Jogscotland Code of Conduct card.

Joanne Onboard The Voyager Of The Seas

Its great when our members go on holiday to different parts of the world they continue to promote Peterhead Jogscotland, thanks to Joanne for sending me her lovely photographs of her jogging the running track aboard the Cruise liner Voyager of The Sea whilst wearing her Peterhead Jogscotland TShirt. You never know you might see a Peterhead Jogscotland turning up in Antigua yet ha ha. Joanne will be entered in our T Shirt competition, the winner will announced at our AGM in May. For our new members we will be selling our unique Peterhead Jogscotland T Shirts in the next few weeks and cost only £10.