If you’ve got yourself into this running lark under instructions from a medical professional, or you lost a drunken bet with a dubious friend that you couldn’t run 5k in less than forty minutes, or maybe you’re even having an early mid-life crisis, you could be forgiven for wondering why any sane person would actually pay good money to pull on a pair of trainers and go for a run. Well, like any hobby or pastime people engage themselves in it in varying degrees, but I must add here that no club member is or will be under any pressure or obligation to enter any race, so if you decide this business isn’t for you, that’s cool, we’re still more than happy to have you among our ranks.
So what’s stopping you, perhaps you feel anxious? Maybe you’re frightened of getting lost on the course (there are marshalls at road junctions to ensure this doesn’t happen) or getting laughed at if you come last (this definitely doesn’t happen), or needing the toilet halfway round (ahem, more on this later). You might be thinking to yourself ‘Why bother, I’ll never ever win?’ well, here at Faversham Running Club it’s the taking part that matters, not the winning, in fact, around 99% of runners will never win a race, but that certainly doesn’t make them losers.