Welcome to the New Forest Runners Novices Section


Can't Run? Don't Run? Why Not Try? 

You think you can't run...let us prove you wrong. Come and try may surprise yourself. You may even enjoy it!

Please Note: Next Novice course will be starting 13th April 2017.           It will be lovely to see you theresmiley

Each year we run a friendly fun training course aimed at complete beginners or those returning to running after a long absence. The course is open to everybody aged 18 years and over. We will never go too fast or too far for you. We will encourage you to run and enjoy it. Our aim is to help prepare people who think they are non-runners for the Alternative 5 (mile) Race at the end of the course.

The 2017 Novices Course starts 13th April 2017 at 7pm on Wilverley Plain, culminating with the alernative 5 at New Park, Brockenhurst on the evening of Saturday 8th July.

There is a fee of £25 (payable online) this will also act as your first years membership to the New Forest Runners. If you are interested in joining us, or if you wish to know more please contact either: Judie or Mandy using the email below 

Paul Goode (who is leading this year's course) at



Congratulations to the class of 2016!

If you are interested in joining us, or if you wish to know more, please contact Mandy McLean or Julie West