About Us

Longrun Meadow parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Longrun Meadow, Taunton, TA1 5AU (Situated between The Castle School and French Weir Park). It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Oak barn, thanks to a local scout group volunteer. Why not join the Core team who process the results in “The Weir”, the community café in the COACH (Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub) facility - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Funding for the Longrun Meadow parkrun: has been kindly granted by NHS Somerset, Taunton Deane Borough Council and Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership.

  • The event set up has been supported by: Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) and the “Friends of Longrun Meadow” For more about the venue Longrun Meadow go to: www.longrunmeadow.com

  • A special thanks must also go to: Running Forever Running Club (www.runningforeverrunningclub.org.uk), Taunton Running Club (www.tauntonrc.uk), Quantock Harriers (www.quantockharriers.co.uk) and Taunton Athletics Club (www.tauntonac.org) for helping provide run directors and volunteers.

  • SASP: is the County Sports Partnership for Somerset, established by Sport England to be the strategic lead for sport in the country.

    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 Febraury 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

    parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2018-12-20David MacAuslanLongrun Meadow£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-12-19Kirk shepherdLongrun Meadow£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-10-19Kirk shepherdLongrun Meadow£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-11-19richard bakerLongrun Meadow£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-27jonathan dingleLongrun Meadow£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Helen HallLongrun Meadow£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2016-10-20AnonymousLongrun Meadow£300.00£255.00£45.00
    2016-10-17Carol LloydLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation for defibrillator
    2016-10-13Peta AspdenLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50parkrun
    2016-10-13Joseph OrmeLongrun Meadow£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-12Ian NewshamLongrun Meadow£20.00£17.00£3.00For Longrun defribillator
    2016-10-12Thomas Miles PearceLongrun Meadow£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2016-10-11graham fosterLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50Towards LRM Parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-10-11Sarah ManningLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-10Joanne TingayLongrun Meadow£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-10Ursula GreenLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-10kirsti nelsonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-10Jamie HillLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-10Sarah ErikssonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50For Longrun Meadow DeFib
    2016-10-10Karen MonteiroLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50For defibrillator
    2016-10-10ALISON WASEYLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-09richard calrowLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-09Roger SimonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50For defibrillator fund
    2016-10-09Rob SimonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50For defibrillator fund
    2016-10-09Christine WaltonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-09Marc ArscottLongrun Meadow£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-09Nicola MatraversLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-09Matt LoweLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-08David BullockLongrun Meadow£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-08Sam StampLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-08Duncan GordonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-08Clare StoneLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-08Linda ForsythLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-08Ralph BridgemanLongrun Meadow£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-10-08Andrew BuswellLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-08Ben TimpsonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-07Martyn StrawbridgeLongrun Meadow£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-07Jason LouisLongrun Meadow£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-07Janet WalkerLongrun Meadow£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-07Sarah CapstickLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-07Steve PayneLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-06Paula WaltersLongrun Meadow£20.00£17.00£3.00For the defibrillator at Longrun Meadow
    2016-10-05Barry HolderLongrun Meadow£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-05Alexandra JonesLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-05Meryken Then-BerghLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-05SANDRA WILLIAMSLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Caroline NorrisLongrun Meadow£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2016-10-04George SherwinLongrun Meadow£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-04Tom MooreLongrun Meadow£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-10-04Donna HighamLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04julie morrisLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50Defib donation for Longrun Meadow parkrun. Julie Morris
    2016-10-04Louise MackleyLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50For defib fund.
    2016-10-04david bimsonLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Nick MorrisLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Linda KnightLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Rebecca LaverLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Peter MiliffeLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Yvonne LoatLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50for defibrillator at Longrun Meadow
    2016-10-04Jo MacDonaldLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50For Longrun Meadow defib
    2016-10-04Brian BrownLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50Lets hope we never need to use it but the thought does provide reassurance
    2016-10-04Susanne CraneLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04tracey deaconLongrun Meadow£5.00£4.25£0.75For the defibrillator ❤️
    2016-10-04Claire HurrellLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Matthew FrowdeLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04David BullockLongrun Meadow£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-07-15Rob WoodLongrun Meadow£100.00£85.00£15.00This is a donation from Rob Wood, organiser of Wellington Ten to thank Phil for his assistance with the website
    2014-04-19michael threlfallLongrun Meadow£20.00£17.00£3.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-10-15Longrun Meadow£100.00anniversary cake
    2016-11-14Longrun Meadow£1040.00IPAD SPI Defib with pads, carry case etc
    2016-11-29Longrun Meadow£-150.00Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2017-11-14Longrun Meadow£80.00Kit