"Like a Coffee Morning with Exercise"
Rosie Klich, 29, is a paramedic with East Midlands Ambulance Service. She's recently moved to Crich and is one of more than 100 people who started jogging with one of our 23 new beginner groups set up in the New Year as part of our Jog Into January campaign.
Started through the Jog Derbyshire website
I found the group on the Jog Derbyshire website when I was looking for local clubs to join. I saw they were advertising a beginners' group. I'm not very fit and I want to get fitter.
I'd started running with Lesley Crane's group in Little Eaton a couple of years ago when I lived in Holbrook and completed a 5k but then I moved house and so I wanted to start running again.
My Jog Leader Ian Travers was very welcoming. I contacted Ian and even though it was a bit last minute he responded straight away. I didn't feel at all out of place. It's a beginners' level run and a small group of people who made me feel very welcome.
I found it easier than the last time I did it. I remember a few years ago it was a real shock to the system. I've recently lost more than two stone and it's not been as hard as I thought it would be.
It's nice to socialise with people in Crich, meeting new people and find our what's going on locally. You can talk the whole time because it's not the sort of exercise where you're pushing at 100% effort. It's more gentle and you're distracted because you're chatting. It's like a coffee morning but just involving exercise.
Quick and leaves you feeling good
One other bonus is that it's over really quickly. Normally when you go to the gym it turns into two or three hour event. With the Jog Derbyshire group, you just pop down the road, go out for half an hour and then you're back home. It's really quick and you feel really good for doing it.