DESPITE the clocks going back, and the weather becoming less predictable, that has not stopped members of Running Forever having a productive November.

At the start of the month Sarah Henderson participated in the Beacons Trail Marathon, a very challenging course with over 4000 feet of elevation gain and 95% of trail running.

Sunday 17th November saw 7 members head for the Starcross shuffle, a challenge event which runs for 7 hours, and participants can if they wish see how many of the 10km loops they can do. Peter Hall did 4 loops and in doing so completed yet another Marathon. Ali Bisatt, Paul Parmenter and Bev Collins opted for 3 loops, whilst Dan Devlin and Mike Turk did 2 to complete the Half Marathon, Lou Mackley completed 1 loop at the 10km distance.

On the 26th November the final race of the Somerset Series was held, the Brent knoll multi terrain race. It is approximately a 6-mile course which can be challenging in the mud, 6 members took part with Tom Dymott and Jo Carritt finishing 2 seconds apart with times of 47:11 and 47:13 respectively, Dan Devlin was then next back followed by Anne-Marie Crampton, Sally Tuer and Sherri Dingle.

At the end of the race Jo Carritt was presented with the trophy for the leading female over the Somerset Series which started back in January.

Special mention must go to Darren Purchase who embarked on a month-long challenge to run a half-marathon every day in November to raise money for the Lily foundation which raises money to help families affected by mitochondrial diseases, he has already raised over £2000.

What has been incredible is that on everyday he has been joined by a member of the running club, which shows how supportive members of the running club are, and that he is now carrying on until the 17th December as so many people have offered to run with him.

If you are interested in joining an inclusive club, membership costs either £27.00 a year for EA registered members (this includes the £17 registration fee which is passed directly to EA) or £10.00 a year for non-registered members, and runs from 1st April to 31st March each year.