Welcome to our running group
About our group
My name is Rachael, and if like me you have ever thought that you can’t run, for one reason or another, then this could be the group for you, and the way to turn ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’.
Why is the group called The Jolly Jeffers? Well, a few years ago I helped a lovely group of ladies achieve 0-5k. We had so much fun and the group was nicknamed The Jolly Joggers. We are still friends today, still jolly and still run together....please read on...
Some time ago I was introduced to ‘Jeffing’’, the affectionate name for the Jeff Galloway run/walk method. Jeff is a 10,000 metre Olympian. The method offers runners a way of achieving running goals and the strategies required to build up to longer distances in a gradual and manageable way, without putting too much stress on the body and mind. It allows those using the method to complete short and long runs without that feeling of exhaustion afterwards.
It taught me that anything is possible and that walking isn’t cheating. Jeffing is a superb strategy to achieve and instil the ‘I can ‘ mentality, promoting individual success and pride.
After I had gained my Leader in Run Fitness license I knew I wanted to offer something that isn’t already available in Tewkesbury and the surrounding area. So, The Jolly Jeffers was created.
I will be running three sessions a week.
7pm on Monday evenings from Jenny’s Field, Walton Cardiff, at the end of Starling Road. (Sometimes the meeting point changes, and a confirmation email is sent the night before) This will be a group ideally for those who can run/jog/walk already. The second session will be for beginners and will be on Wednesdays at 7, meeting at Jenny's Field, Walton Cardiff. A great group session returning after injury, building confidence or would just like to try something different. The third group is also on a Wednesday and will be an Improvers group. Ideal for anyone who has completed the beginners group, but doesn't feel ready to join in the Monday session. This would also be ideal for anyone returning to exercise after a break.
I am LIRF (Leader in Run Fitness) qualified through England Athletics and insured to run groups with participants aged 12 and above, and with the help from fellow leaders, Dawn and Rosa we can book up to a limit of 36 participants. I am also qualified to guide runners with a visual impairment.
If you have read this far, you must be at least curious, so why not click the link below to join in.
We look forward to seeing you soon.