Running Forever Running Club
Getting Taunton running since 2004
  • Running Forever Running Club Group Photo

About Us

Running Forever Running Club was started in November 2004 by Simon Reach, then owner of Taunton’s Running Forever running shop.The initial aim was to take a group of novice runners and train them to run the Taunton Half Marathon the following April. The session was a huge success and the loose collection of runners continued to meet after the half and eventually, a decision was made to formalise the club - and so Running Forever Running Club was born!

The emphasis has always been on a friendly running club and while we have had numerous successes at race level our original aim is still the most important; to provide a safe and supportive structure for new and experienced runners where ever possible. With this in mind, our club motto is NOGLB - No One Gets Left Behind! The club policy is based around looping, where the front runners will loop back to those runners at the back of the group, thus ensuring that the group stays together during the run.

The club meets three times a week on Wednesday evenings (6.30pm), Sunday mornings (variable times) at Belvedere Road car park and on Monday evenings (6.30pm - members only) at the running track at Castle School (£2 charge per session applies). New runners are welcome to try out running with us before joining but unfortunately for logistical reasons the track sessions are members only. We have a formalised structure of groups to cater for different abilities and each group is led by one or more experienced runners. There is also a dedicated trail running group which meets at various locations on Sunday. For details please see the club Facebook pages. There is a dedicated members facebook group which provides up to date information about club activities. Details will be sent with your new member's pack.

We also organise regular social evenings, both officially and unofficially. Look at the News and Events section for what is going on for other evenings out organised by club members. The club also organises two races; the Humdinger and Hurtle, which takes place in the picturesque Quantock Hills in February, and the Herepath Half, a trail race in the Blackdown Hills in October.