Taking The First Steps To a Better Life - Together

Active Derbyshire and Jog Derbyshire – part of Derbyshire Sport - have launched a friendly, non-competitive social media campaign to help people take the first steps to getting more active.

The idea is simple – share our #MyChallenge e-cards on facebook or twitter, adding a fun, achievable goal for a friend, family member or work colleague to aim for.  Anyone who completes a challenge is encouraged to celebrate by taking a photo of themselves doing their activity and sharing their success on the Active and Jog Derbyshire facebook pages. 

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Derby 10k Jog Derbyshire My Challenge credit Steve Ingers cropped


Angela Kirkham from Active Derbyshire said, “Many people lack confidence or are embarrassed about getting active.  Too often we worry that we’re not fit enough - that we’ll get out of breath and sweaty, or our wobbly bits won’t look good in lycra and everyone else will be better than us.  The message of this campaign is to remember that doing something is always better than doing nothing.”

Cathy Rooney from Jog Derbyshire added, “It can be intimidating to read stories about people running marathons.  The truth is that the hardest challenge can be getting off the sofa and starting to get active.  We find that having fun and making friends and keeping it local are the secrets to success.    We want to nudge people towards taking those first steps to fitness.” 

For those who are already active, we have a ‘Get More Active’ e-card to help you take it to the next level.   Why not enter an event, sign up for a new class, set a personal best target or try a different sport?

For ideas on how and where to get active where you live, use the Active Derbyshire Online Search.  Event organisers, coaches and instructors can also upload their activities for free.

If you want to start jogging, use our Jog Derbyshire Online Group Search to find your nearest qualified Jog Leader and group.

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Jog Derbyshire is a county wide project which aims to encourage people to become fitter and be more active by starting to jog on a regular basis with people of similar fitness levels.

Jog Derbyshire is establishing a network of community based jogging groups through which anyone who is new to jogging, or has not run for a long time, can be guided through a series of gentle walking and jogging programmes led by a qualified Jog Derbyshire Leader.Jog Derbyshire is part of the Active Derbyshire campaign.

The Active Derbyshire website has lots of ideas and advice on how you can become more active. You can also keep a record of your activity to show your progress. Click here to be directed to the Active Derbyshire website (page will open in new window)


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JOG BRADWELL is a Beginners running class run as part of Active Derbyshire & Jog Derbyshire.

Progress has very little to do with speed, But much to do with direction. Take it in your stride!

Participation is £2 per session and includes a free log book
Sessions take place on Thursdays from 6pm, meeting at Bradwell Sports Field

To participate in Jog Bradwell, contact: Gerry of Dark Peak Fitness
Tel. 07921 974820


BOOTCAMP - Do It Outside

Fun Outdoor Fitness for Men & Women of All Ages and All Abilities

New members always welcome - come with friends or make new friends.
If you are nervous in attending your first session please call so that Gerry can look out for you. 

£4 per session

Contact: Gerry, Dark Peak Fitness
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Tel. 07921 974820
Sunday 9.30am Bradwell Sports Field
Monday 9.30am Bradwell Sports Field
Tuesday 6pm Pilsley Cricket Club
Thursday 9.30am Bamford Recreation Ground
Friday 9.30am Cliffe Park, Dronfield
Saturday 9am Chapel en le Frith Memorial Park 



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