Took me an age to finally pluck up the courage to turn up and run with HH - best thing I've ever done and honestly wish I'd done it sooner - the support I get from my running family has pushed me further and harder than I even knew was possible. Every time I want to give up or feel I can't go on there's a sea of orange and green willing me on. Come join the #orangearmy - whether you're a snail paced newbie or hot on Mo's heels, there's a place for all ... No one gets left behind, full of advice and more support than you knew possible, you'll never look back
I’m a newbie at the Harriers recruited after Gloucester Half, I was always nervous about joining a run group since I currently pace slowly due to old injury, thought I would hold others up and personally I was frustrated by my pace. The Harriers have been such a good experience for me everyone is encouraging and friendly, great mix of abilities, the faster lot do loop backs behind the slower runners. They are encouraging when they're looping back, definitely the best thing I’ve done to improve my running game.
It took me about 6 months of being a Facebook 'background lurker' to pluck up the courage to actually attend a session. I'd started a couch to 5K programme on my own so joined the club during the latter weeks.
My first session was 20/20 which meant that I could run at my own speed and not be last.
Well, nearly 2 years on and I'm still running with the club. My Harriers family are so encouraging that, no matter what speed you are (and I'm a snail pace), we all support each other until the end.