Welcome to TACH
Town and Country Harriers (TACH) is an off-road running club dedicated to exploring the varied countryside around Bristol, in the West of England. Our members are a very diverse bunch. The one thing we have in common is a love of off-road running.
When and where do we run?
Weekly runs start each Thursday at 7:00 pm from a different pub. The pubs are usually within a thirty-minute drive of the centre of Bristol but we do make exceptions for particularly good pubs or especially scenic routes. You probably won't finish the run with clean shoes but we are convinced that running off-road is kinder to our joints than pounding pavements. There is something exhilarating about running off-road under a starlit sky or splashing through the mud whilst being threatened by a thunderstorm. A run across grass lit by the evening sun or through the dappled shade of a woodland path, rain or shine, summer or winter, makes us feel that we truly deserve a pint and a chat in the pub before heading home.
We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you on the trail sometime soon! See the upcoming runs list.
Our next three runs are
See the upcoming runs list.
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Run our races!
Every year TACH host a popular Summer Series of four races (see 2016 dates below), plus the now well-established Winter Moorland Multi-Terrain 10k race (including the Mini version for youngsters). New in 2016 was the Butcombe Trail Ultra – a 49mile ultramarathon in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between six Butcombe Brewery pubs.
READ MORE about our races
ARC – The Association of Running Clubs is the fully democratic and accountable governing body for running clubs, providing what they need at lower cost and without unnecessary regulation or paper heavy systems. READ MORE about ARC.
We publish a quarterly newsletter, Rough Running News in which you can find lots of running related advice and write ups of our members' races and other adventures. See the latest issue and the archive here