Ever fancied joining a running club but been scared off by regimented training schedules, targets and it all being a bit too serious. Here at Hitchin Hares we pride ourselves on being the friendliest running club in Hertfordshire. There are no schedules or targets or training plans. It is just a group of people that like to have fun and run at the same time.
We have 3 runs scheduled a week and outside of that people can organise to go running with other members.
Wednesday 6.30pm – 7pm is for those starting out and want to get a feel for the club.
Wednesday 7pm is a hour long run and we alternate between 8-10km runs and some intervals. During summer we run occasional timed Chip shop challenge 5km runs with the added benefit of takeaway chips and curry at the finish.
Sunday 9am is another 8-10km run around the Hitchin countryside. A few people run on at 10 for some additional miles. Every 4 weeks we meet and run from town. We also grab a much deserved brunch at the Hermitage post run.
It costs £30 for the year to be a member and you have a wealth of experience and knowledge on tap to help you with anything needed training wise. Whether just starting out or preparing to run a marathon we are here to help and hopefully have some fun in the process.
We have a series of socials throughout the year and are part of the mid-week and winter leagues for Hertfordshire. We also organise some local events such as the Hitchin Town Center 5km and the Hitchin Triathlon.
You can get in touch with us via our Facebook page.