TAUNTON Athletics Club are holding eight week running courses for beginners and improvers starting on August 1.

The improvers course will introduce runners to a variety of training methods to help improve running style, speed, pace judgement and race preparation and help people to reach their personal goals.

The beginners course is aimed at would-be runners who want to improve their fitness, lose weight, get outdoors in the fresh air or simply meet some new people.

The courses, which will be led by UK Athletics coaches from the club including Keith Paul and Sharron Kington.

They have helped a wide range of both beginner and improver runners to fulfil their personal goals, whether completing their first 5k or tackling the marathon.

Their efforts as volunteers were recognised at the 2014 Somerset Sports Awards where they were among the nominees for ‘Get Somerset Active’.

The courses cost £20 for the eight weeks. To register your interest and find out more either call Sharron on 01823-401092 or email shellyrogers808@gmail.com