On the Tuesday 31st March 2015, Hucclecote Harriers Running Club was born! Visit our Facebook page to find even more out about our club.
Group Waiver and Guidelines can be viewed here.
By joining the Facebook group, you agree to the Waiver and Guidelines of the Hucclecote Harriers.
We are also linked to Gloucester Sports, who produce our club kit. They are a very friendly, professional and talented team who have runner’s best interests at heart. Visit the Gloucester Sports website. If you are a regular member of the Harriers, you will receive a 10% discount.
“So as a fairly new member to the group I have been asked “Why do I like running with the Hucclecote Harriers?”
So here goes:
-Firstly, they’re the most warm & inviting group of people making you feel at ease from the off!
-It’s free and fun, organised for the runners by the runners with no hidden agenda
-Every member shares empathy, encouragement, congratulations, great listening skills and an uplifting sense of humour!
-In such a short space of time I have gained what I consider to be another family!
-I have said to family and friends these words I quote “I would not have got anywhere near where I want to be with my running had it not been for the Hucclecote Harriers” I couldn’t imagine them not being a part of my life now!” – Sarah
“Shops, chippy, petrol station, walking the dog… all places I bump into other harriers. It sudden seems like I know loads of people in the local community. What a great bunch they all are. I could never have imagined meeting so many nice people. Harriers is now part of my identity. I love it and I love my fellow Harriers.” – Ben.
“I’ve been with the Harriers from the beginning after searching for a local running club for some time in the hopes of bettering my running ability. Not only do I feel I have achieved something, I have also made some good friends within the club. It’s been great to feel instantly accepted by everyone who runs with us. There is an amazing atmosphere and friendly community spirit. Would I recommend Hucclecote Harriers to others….YES! and I do quite often.” – Dom.
“I have been with the harriers since the beginning. I was able to knock 4 minutes off my 10km PB in only a couple of months. A great bunch of people and I love running with others.” – Gemma.
“For me, Hucclecote Harriers represent everything that I love about running. Everyone is made to feel welcome and everyone is welcome. I love donning the orange to represent my club!” – Dan.
“Hucclecote Harriers had a huge impact on me on my first trip out with you guys, the tarmac! I’ve had wonderful support and encouragement to return and now have my first two park runs (Plock Court) under my belt.” – Lucinda.
“You know how, in the movie American Pie, Alyson Hannigan’s character bores everyone to tears, by starting nearly every sentence with: “This one time, at band camp………” Well, if you substitute “band camp” for “Hucclecote Harriers”, then you’ve basically got me over the last four months! I absolutely love everything to do with the Harriers!” – Steve.
“I’ve been with the Harriers since the first run and they’ve helped me grow in confidence and I completed my first half marathon this year. I’ve only been running for 15 months but I’m improving all the time! It is good to run with people of different abilities. We all help each other achieve our goals!” – Ade.
“I joined after a few months mainly to get fit. What I have found is a great group of people willing to help and encourage anyone willing to run for fun, or a marathon.” – Nigel.
“I joined at the beginning and at that point I’d never ran more than 15 minutes without stopping. On the first night I went for 40 mins without stopping! Six months later I did my first 10k and other Harriers supported me over the finish line. Weight loss has been a noticeable side effect for me (over 4stone) but my V02 (fitness) has gone from ‘poor’ to ‘average’ to ‘good’ in just a few months. We are a friendly, supportive group and I’ve incorporated the Tuesday run night into my routine.” – Claire.
“I started with club from beginning and have had the pleasure of running with so many people of different abilities which has also brought me on in my running. I view members as friends because everyone is so social and friendly. I would recommend to everyone to join a running club it gives you such a positive push.” – Dave