What Our Runners Say

Jog On Sarah Testimonial Running and Mental Health

“My Jog On journey started as a beginner in September 2016. It took me several goes to actually pluck up the courage to join. I suffer with anxiety and depression so it was a big deal to step out of my comfort zone. I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’ve not looked back! I’m much healthier physically and mentally now than I have been for years and am currently part of the Half Marathon group, having worked up through the other courses. This is definitely a way of life for me now and I’m truly grateful to Jog On for that.”


“Erica, Heather and their Jog On sessions have had such a positive impact on me. I joined their Beginners’ course as a stereotypical couch potato and remember the 2nd practice run where I had to extend it from 90 seconds to all of 120 (#dread). Eighteen months on, thanks to all their fantastic training, support and shared experiences with fellow Jog Oners, I have done 33 x 5k parkruns, 8 x 10k races and 5 half marathons. Thanks Jog On #addictedtorunning #happy”


“Run 90 seconds they said, never thought I would be still running a year later. Erica and Heather are a true inspiration and very funny. Never think you can’t as they know you can and will help you achieve that 5k goal. You are never too slow, old or at that back and they never leave anyone behind. I am like the tortoise, I’m not the fastest but I can now call myself a runner and that is my achievement.”


“The Strength for Runners course has been a brilliant addition to the Jog On courses.  I’ve noticed a positive difference in my running style, I feel a lot stronger, and most importantly I’ve had loads of fun at the classes.  Erica and Heather have created a really friendly and supportive atmosphere, you work at your own ability and if you can’t do one particular exercise there’s always an alternative.   I will definitely be signing up for another term!”


“I joined Jog On’s Beginners course as the thought of helping to raise money for the Hospice of St Francis who had cared for my late wife motivated me to start running. I did not, however, anticipate how fun, supportive and professional Erica and Heather and the Jog On community would be. A year later running and Jog On are part of my life and I feel so much better for it.”


JOg On Holly from Beginner to Marathon Runner

“I can never thank Jog On (Heather and Erica) enough. I thought I couldn’t run. I signed up to a course in September and managed to run the London Marathon (for the charity that saved my son’s life) the next April. Everyone is so supportive, no one cares how fast/slow you are or what you look like in running gear. I have never laughed so much and I feel amazing.”


“The course was perfect for someone like me. Fun, easy to begin with, everyone in the same boat. Yet pushing us all gently forward towards this mythical Park Run. Each class, each homework, each week I came away from running feeling better. Less anxious, more confident, and I enjoyed it. I couldn’t believe I looked forward to the classes and did the homework religiously. I signed my boys up to do the first park run with me. We all absolutely loved it. The atmosphere in the car driving home was ecstatic.”


“I took up Jog On in January 2018. I was feeling sluggish and tired as well as, quite frankly, heavy. The weekly commitment to the class and the connections I made upon joining the course gave me momentum to become motivated and keep going. As I lost weight, 2 and half stone over 26 weeks, the running became easier and much more enjoyable (as did my new figure). I would recommend Jog On for all round enjoyment, moving out of the comfort zone, improved running, friendships and to help to get in shape!”


“Body Blitz is the perfect complement to Erica and Heather’s running courses. Each week the sessions change, yet I always laugh my way through all of the cardio and strength exercises and know that I am getting a really great workout, which has really improved my fitness for running. A great course where fun and fitness go hand in hand!”


“I decided to start running with Heather and Erica at Jog On to try and improve my overall health and fitness. I started on the Couch to 5k course which was perfect for me because the first run we did was literally 30 seconds long. Even I could do that so I guess anyone can. After a few weeks we were ready for our first 5k which we did at Aylesbury Park Run. It was really fun, we were surrounded by like minded people and there was a tremendous sense of accomplishment. I enjoyed it so much that I then signed on for Jog On 10k course. I now run 10K once a week and am very happy doing it. I can highly recommend Jog On to any man or woman who wants to feel better and finally shed some pounds.”