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BEDGEBURY FOREST RUNNERS (BFR)

Inspiring Outdoor Fitness

Friendly, non-competitive groups for all standards using different parts of the stunning forest and pinetum each week for running-based fitness with qualified run leaders.

 

A BIT ABOUT US

Laura and Corinne (excuse the lack of a good quality photo!) started running with an informal group in Bedgebury in 2016. After realising what an extraordinary environment the forest is for exercising, and how little it is used, they were inspired to undertake their run-leader training and start marketing official running groups to a wider audience. Bedgebury Forest Runners has grown gratifyingly from that point with up to four groups a week for all standards (starting with 0 – 5k courses). Our mission is to foster a love of exercising outdoors – a life-long habit with priceless benefits for your physical and mental wellbeing, and which has positive knock-on effects for our precious natural environment (a percentage of everything you pay goes back into the forest).

 

WHAT WE DO

Current Schedule

 

Friendly, non-competitive groups for all standards using different parts of the stunning forest and pinetum each week for running-based fitness with qualified run leaders. 

Term-time schedule (started back on the 9th September 2019):

Mondays - All standards, starting at 9.15, no dogs (but with a quick 'jog with dogs' starting at 8.45 for any takers - no charge) NB THESE TIMINGS ARE NEW

Wednesdays - All standards, starting at 9.15, no dogs

Thursdays - Beginners/rusty runners for a six week 0 - 5k course starting on Thursday 26th September at 9.15, no dogs

Fridays - A simple run into the forest starting at 5k at the start of term, building up to 10k by the end. Meeting at 9.15. Dogs welcome

The Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions are £5 ad hoc, or £48 for the term. If you sign up to two sessions per week the cost is £86. The cost of the 0 - 5k course is £40 and includes a t-shirt on completion. 

Email us, message us or just turn up! Get in touch for payment details for bank transfers. Always meeting at the pay machines in the main visitor car park.

A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT YOU PAY GOES INTO FINANCING THE UPKEEP OF THE PINETUM AND FOREST.

Optional (but encouraged) coffee in the cafe after each session.

We look forward to hearing from you: bedgeburyforestrunners@gmail.com or see our website www.bedgeburyforestrunners.com for more details.

In school holidays we revert to our holiday programme with weekly fun sessions that children are welcome to come along to (suitable for age 5 upwards). Children can take part in the running, dip in and out, or simply watch from the comfort of an adventure playground or nice spot in the Pinetum (we work closely around a 'base camp' at a playground or in the Pinetum) while the adults get their work-out.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Hear What Others Have to Say

Great friendly group, knowledgeable trainers, fantastic location. Good fun.

C ANDERSON

Absolutely brilliant running group! Had to give up running due to an injury years ago, started running again a couple of years ago with BFR and haven't had an injury since then! Because it is always tailored to fit everyone’s own abilities and on soft ground, I am now running twice a week and loving it! 
Very friendly group, brilliant coaches/instructors, stunning surroundings!

J Widdowson

I was new to running when I joined the group and have benefitted from the knowledge of the instructors to help me improve my technique and my stamina. An added bonus is meeting like minded people in the beautiful surroundings of Bedgebury Forest.

K Harris

 
 

CONTACT US

Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, Kent, UK TN17 2SJ

 
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