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Jogging is a form of running

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An Overview of Jogging

Jogging is a form of running at a slow, leisurely pace, which is primarily performed to increase physical fitness.

Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere. For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Whether you're a complete beginner or elite athlete there's an exciting range of events taking place across Northamptonshire. Why not join a local running group, enter a challenge, do some training, get sponsored and enjoy the buzz of simply crossing the finish line, achieving something you thought was impossible or getting a new personal best!


  • increase physical fitness
  • improve cardiovascular fitness
  • maintain healthy weight


Cost is depending on the group, most Jog Northants groups are either free or £2 per session but this can vary.


There are a variety of jog to 5k programs online that can help you get started with jogging, gradually building up your fitness.


All you need are running shoes and comfortable clothing and you are set to go.

Find Jogging Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Race for Life

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all types of cancer.

Couch to 5K

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
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Running Mate Towcester

Running groups and one to one sessions, for beginners and beyond.

Abington Park Joggers

Abington Park Joggers is part of the Jog Northants programme and is led by trained group leaders. APJ provide regular jogging opportunities for complete beginners through to improvers.

Billing Joggers

We are a friendly Jogging group welcoming beginners through to experienced runners. We offer regular beginners courses of 6 weeks and speed and hill sessions for those who would like more of a challenge!

Silson Joggers

Road running, Cross-Country (Chiltern League), Multi-terrain. Training and Racing.
Based in Silverstone and Towcester area.
Junior and Senior athletes welcome.
Silverstone 10k Race organisers.

Running Mate Daventry

Running groups and one to one sessions, for beginners and beyond.

Kettering Town Harriers - Jogging Group

Beginners jogging group meeting at the KLV athletics track pavilion at 17:45 on Tuesday and Thursday.

Northampton Athletic Club

An inclusive, friendly, athlete focussed club based solely in Northampton, providing quality coaching, delivered by practitioners with a track record in athletics. Working with athletes of all abilities helping them to develop and reach their potential

Running Mate Grange Park

Running groups and one to one sessions, for beginners and beyond.

On the Run (Towcester)

Running groups for all abilities, whether you have never run before, or want to run further or faster!

Commit to getting fitter in a motivating and friendly group.

0-5km courses, 5-10km courses, interval training and weekly 10km runs.

Buggy Bootcamp by Fitness by Sara

From initial recuperation in your first six weeks, through those tough times of getting back into your clothes and helping you get to the new levels of fitness that you need to be a MUM.


01604 366 976

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