The Clough Taylor People's Run
The brainchild of People’s Events founder Jim Cowan, the Clough Taylor People’s Run was four years in the making from concept to the 2013 launch.
First and foremost, Jim approached the families of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor to seek their consent to having their names attached to a new charity event in their memory. Derby County and Nottingham Forest added their support and the idea of a mass participation running event started to become reality.
Originally, the plan was to run from The City Ground in Nottingham to Pride Park in Derby on a route taking in the A52 Brian Clough Way. This was not to be as the Highways Agency refused all appeals for consent, even from a cross-party group of local MPs who petitioned them.
Not put off, the challenge changed from having a route linking the two clubs to one of finding a venue equally accessible from both Nottingham and Derby. In 2012 Donington Park agreed to play host and the event finally began to take shape.
It was a long journey, involving the support of a great many people and organisations before, in 2013, the very first Clough Taylor People’s Run took place.
After a series of problems, including the cancellation of the 2016 event, the Clough Taylor People's Run moved from Donington Park to not one, but two new venues for 2017 and moved back to its original time of year and to a Sunday morning.