Meet Your JOG Derbyshire Coordinators
Cat has a host of experience of working with volunteers, particularly in her last job as Volunteer Coordinator at ChildLine, as well as at various sports clubs, including Long Eaton Triathlon Club, where she currently enjoys coaching junior triathletes each week.
From being quite inactive, she discovered jogging, and have now completed race distances from regular parkruns to a long distance triathlon. "I love to share the enjoyment and achievement that I have felt from developing my running," she says.
She is excited by the task of energising joggers across Derbyshire. "It's great to be part of a dynamic and committed organisation, working with a team of dedicated and enthusiastic people and sharing my love of jogging with people in Derbyshire."
Lucy has previously worked at Derby Arena and William Gregg VC Leisure Centre in Heanor and is an enthusiastic runner and jogger who took part in the 2016 Robin Hood Half Marathon.
Born and bred in Belper, the mum of two hopes to break down the barriers to participation in jogging. "It's not just for the elite – it's about everyone getting involved, from walking to jogging or jogging to running," she says.
Lucy has run 'on and off' for the last decade, maintaining her interest since school, and believes that passion will help her inspire others. She adds: "A lot of people think that they can't get involved, but I want to show them they can and support them in doing it.
"So often the hardest step for people is to get started and get motivated, and I certainly hope I can make a difference."