HFC Striders History

Greater Boston Area Running Club

The HFC Striders were founded in 1972 by Jim Goggin and Ed Groden.

The club name originates from a remark a runner used to make when asked how he felt after a good, hard work out. The response: "Hurtin' For Certain".

The club wears the green singlet with the red apple. The red apple is HFC's New England equivalent to the Orange worn by a popular Florida Running club. Here is an article written by club founder Ed Groden that appeared in Level Renner in July of 2013 that describes HFC:


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Photos From the 2010's

2012 HFC Convention

HFC winning men & women teams at the Norwood Turkey Trot 2011

HFC at the Norwood Turkey Trot 2010

Photos From the 2000's

HFC at an Indoor Track Meet 2005

Record Setting HFC Team at Lake Winnie Relay 2005

The "HFC Bottle Openers" (open team); the "HFC Masters of the Universe" (you can guess which team that was); and the "HFC Chicks" (our women's open team) all kicked some major tail in that one. We entered 3 teams, and won all three division titles, including overall.

HFC at Lake Winnie Relay 2003

Photos From the 1990's

HFC At lake Winnie Relay 1992

Back row: Doug Reardon, Ed Groden, Bill Weschrob, Steve Sweeney, Rich Mazzocca, ?, ?, John Kenney, ?, Bob Muldoon, ?, ?, Paul Flemming

Front row: Paul Kelly, Pat Sweeney, Sean Dillon, ?, Dave Langdon, Roger, Joe Fannon, Chris Hayes, Rich Hart, Dan Hart, Tim Resker

HFC At Decathalon early 90's

Back row: Rich Hart, Dan Hart

Middle: Dan McNamara (won a couple of these), Paul Flemming, Ed, and Dick MacKenzie

Front row: Dave Langdon and Mike Glennon (Brookline HS coach)

Photos From the 1980's

HFC At Irish Pub RR 1982

Back row: Paul Flemming, Ed Corey, Dan Hart, Donovan, Rich Mazzocca, Dan MacNamara

Front row: Rich Hart, Ed Groden