10 Good Reasons

Martin Foster joined the Harriers in late 2014. After 12 months with us,

Martin gave us 10 reasons why he's glad he joined!


1. Finding out how good you are – you win the local fun run and think you're invincible, then turn up for your first Tuesday run and discover you're just a poor club runner.

2. Perfecting a limp – that same Tuesday is also the last day your legs didn't ache.


3. Learning the meaning of compassion – when someone says 'I'm going to take it easy tonight my knees hurt,' you get a warm feeling inside.

4. Learning to question your sanity – standing in a blizzard with a vest on.

5. Losing your sanity – as in 'thanks Dave, thanks Rachel – that was the most unpleasant Sunday morning I've ever experienced'.

6. Seeing how you might look when you're dead – your cross country pics look like you're halfway through your own post mortem.

7. Irritating your non runner friends – by turning up at the pub in running gear, then drinking Becks Blue because you're going for a 10K PB in the morning.

8. Loving Mark Zuckerburg – when you oversleep on Sunday then have to like everybody else's long run on Facebook.


Hang on that's only 8 – there must be some other reasons I'm enjoying it.

9. Meeting a load of lovely people, who introduce you to a whole new world of cross countrys, relays and road races- which you go to and support each other, have a great time and come back feeling really good about yourself.

10. You even have to go out for a drink with them.

Want to join us?

Come along to the Hook Norton Sports & Social Club at 7pm on a Tuesday to meet us and join us for a run! If you'd like to become a member, simply send us an email:


Contact us

For all general enquiries: info@hooknortonharriers.org.uk


Hook Norton Sports & Social Club

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Hook Norton



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