On behalf of the founding members, who are myself, Mountain Goat, Judge, Hill Checkherout Man and our mascot Bentley, we want to thank you for visiting our club of Goons. The Goon Squad was never meant to become a running club. The four of us are simply dedicated runners, friends and workout/training partners with passion for our sport.
HOW IT STARTED
During a run, I was joking with the Judge that the four of us were like a bunch of crazy goons. Mountain Goat had recently injured herself walking into a door...Judge had stepped into a pothole spraining his ankle right before the Baystate Marathon... Hill Checkherout Man was utilizing his hockey skills to "check" other runners out of his way if they cut him off...Goat and I mistakenly ran 27 miles being misdirected at a marathon... the list went on and on. Official Goon names quickly evolved, all in fun and lots of laughing, not taking ourselves too seriously. Our track mates became interested and wanted to join too, so we decided to form a group.
WHO WE ARE
Goon Squad is not about yuppified and wimpified running. We're about loyalty to each other, to our sport and the hard work a runner does to reach their goal. We're about learning to become comfortable with the uncomfortable. Goons try to focus on positive, not negative and remind each other not to whine. We're also not big on running fashion, meetings, officers, dues or administration.
If you are a Goon Squad member, do not expect to have a fancy singlet. Our singlets are just white with a big, bold "G". We like to keep things simple. There are no dues and we do not care if you run for other running clubs. The Goon Squad sponsor is also donating (when available) the use of two limousines to take Goon Squad Runners to all 7 USATF races for 2009. How cool.
On behalf of the entire Goon Squad, thanks for taking a look at our site and thanks to our website designers, Taz, Brewski & Spanky. Ruff, Ruff, Ruff !!!
- Doc :-/