Stafford Harriers: the friendliest running club in the area!

Welcome to everyone - members and interested visitors alike !

If you want to learn some basic information about the Club and perhaps join us for a training run, click on the NEWCOMERS link in the sidebar to the left.



 See here for details


The next complete beginners group will start 12th September 2016

See you then


If you are 8yrs to 16 yrs old, see the Our Young Athletes page.


WEEK AHEAD (22nd - 28th August)

Below are a list of offical club runs.


Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.



Monday 22nd Rowley Park 6pm


Junior, Improvers and Progression Group Route 2 (Newport Road, Jail, Marston Road, Disused Railway, Golf Course, West Way )


Tuesday 23rd Riverway 6.15pm


Club Run Route Two ( MRI, Canal, Jacobs Ladder )

Speed session Rowley Park



Wednesday 24th Rowley Park 6pm


Improvers Road, Improvers Speed Session and advanced juniors


Thursday 25th 6.15pm


Club Run German Cemetary

Alternative run Route Three  ( Park, Bagnalls Bridge,Derrington, Castle Church)


Friday 26th 6pm


Improvers Group Chase Road Corner



Sunday 28st


Local Races

Ellesmere 10K



Club Runs 9am


Marquis Drive 

Castlefields Car Park


Monday 29th is a Bank Holiday there will be no Junior sessions and the other groups will meet at Costa on Queensville Retail Park (Next/Matalan)



New Members


We have a number recently joined members that we are missing information from.
Please can they (or in the case of Juniors their parents) please contact Sue
via email


Juniors queries:
Alfie Steers
Rufus Stema
William Branson
Ella Notman


Senior Queries:
Lisa Allbut

Sue Pagett
Lizzie Walker
Russell Horsley
Leala Winship
Sally Ann Kennedy
Deborah Rowley

Mellors family

Stratton family

Shenton family

Ironman Volunteers Club Zone Competition Winners BBQ Party

Date/time :-    Saturday 17th September 2016 from 7.30pm onwards.
                          Bar open until 11.30pm
The Red Lion Pub, Main Rd, Little Haywood ST18 0TS

For all volunteers there will be a free burger, soft drink and karaoke.
Hopefully weather permitting the outside bar will be used.
Apologies if this is not a convenient date for some of you.

Cannock Chase ParkRun



I have some exciting news to share with you. Parkrun is coming soon to a venue near you.

Work is currently going on between our club and 3 other local clubs aimed at bringing a weekly ParkRun event.

The venue will be Marquis Drive with a major part of the course using the Staffs Knot route so alot of you will be used to it.

The intention is that our club will be responsible for organising/hosting the event once every 4 weeks.
As such it will require a small number of volunteers to assist in timing/scanning barcodes/marshalling etc
Realistically we are hoping that the 1st ParkRun being held at the earliest end Sept/beginning Oct but this is subject to change.

This is a personal plea and heads up for volunteers on Saturday mornings.

Anyone who would want to run and/or volunteer will need to sign up with ParkRun for a unique barcode.

Please watch this space for more info but it will be a fabulous addition to our training sessions.


Darren Mattocks


Harriers International



Kate's Race



We have received the following email from Sean regarding this years Kate's Race to be held on the Isle of Man in Memory of our much loved Kate Burge who was tragically killed in a road accident last year.


Hi Pete,


I would like to draw your attention (and via you, the Stafford Harriers) of the imminent 2nd Kate's Race. 


It's a unique event; touching a hand in the sea at Laxey, before winding your way up to the finish on the summit of Snaefell. 6 miles, 3000ft of ascent. There will then be a tram ride from the summit back to Laxey (included in the entrance fee) for tea and cake (and beer!). 


This is on the 15th October; Kate's Birthday. It's also a Saturday instead of a Sunday as I thought this would be more convenient for people coming across from the UK. I'm organising an evening 'Do' for runners and partners with a ceili and other live music, so it should be a real celebration.


Last year was very well received. I think this year will be even better.


More information and entry forms on


Best wishes,




Florence Half Marathon




We are still hoping that in the next couple of weeks to have some details on a possible trip to Florence, Italy for our next venture. We are still waiting for details of flights to be released. Watch this space.


17/08/16 Still awaiting airlines releasing flight details. Only up to March at the moment.


We do now have a date for the race which is Sunday 9th April 2017. We will be looking to go out ont the Thursday or Friday  returning either the Monday or the Tuesday. This depends on available flights.




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