More Than a Running Club
A solo girl one Thursday night.
Timid and quiet, not a familiar face in sight.
Taking the plunge for better fitness and health.
Yet to discover the greats of running for herself.
Friendly characters, chatter, and a great deal of fun.
Just 20 minutes in, knowing this was the one.
A community spirit you cannot compare.
No judgement, inclusive, a club like this is very rare.
Returning every week, the enjoyment grew.
Laughter, great friends, I met my life partner too.
We entered races en masse, for me it started low key.
Building up fitness, next thing i’m on a spending spree!
10km, half marathon, London ballot and more.
Camping in a field, completing Endure 24.
Always a laugh, sometimes a bevvy or two.
Post race, pub quizzes, or at the annual doo.
During lockdown, for many this club has been key.
Yorkshire relay, #NotParkrun and Farsley monopoly.
Bumping into other flyers when out and about.
Exchanging an excitable smile, a wave and a shout!
Ever expanding, the club continues to grow.
Faces young and old, they come and they go.
But one thing that’s constant, and will always stand true.
The Farsley Flyers are a family, the brotherhood in blue.
The send home message…
As daunting as it may seem. When new to exercise or even the area, joining a local running club could be one of the best decisions you make. The benefits are plentiful and the friends are for life!