Jackie McCarthy

Hi I am Jackie. I started running with Jog Scotland in 2008 after receiving a flyer in a goody bag at the Cumbernauld 10k which I walked/jogged with work colleagues. Having never ran before I was nervous about joining a group but it was the best thing I did as I have met loads of fantastic people and formed some special friendships and of course met my husband Jim. In 2012 I had a short break to have my son which turned into four and a half years. On returning to the group I was welcomed as warmly as I had been originally, in fact I felt as though I had never been away, with all the positive support and encouragement I decided that I would complete my first marathon in 2017 which I did with another 20+ members and I haven't looked back