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Staffs Knot




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 (18th July - 24th July)

Below are a list of offical club runs.


Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.



Monday 18th Rowley Park 6pm


Junior, Improvers Complete Beginners and Progression Group Route 4


Tuesday 19th Riverway 6.15pm


The main run this week will take place at MARQUIS DRIVE Sat Nav Postcode WS12 4PW. 

The intention is to run the Staff Knot course in a  "Fartlek" session with a view to cover all marshal points in advance of the SK5.

An alternative road run from Riverway Club  will be Route Eleven (Canal/Walton on the Hill/Wildwood)


Wednesday 20th Rowley Park 6pm


Improvers Speed/Endurance, Improvers Run, Complete Beginners, Advanced Juniors.


Thursday 21st 6.15pm


Harriers Handicap. This is part of the Harriers Challenge postponded due to Shugborough.


Friday 22nd 6pm


Improvers Group Stafford Castle



Sunday 24th


No Local Runs.


Club Runs 9am


Marquis Drive 

Burton Manor Shops



Volunteers for Staffs Knot 5



We are still short of some helpers. Can you help ? (please email Ian or info)



Course Marshalls (x21)     Other Race Roles;  
Location; Name;   Job Role; Name;
Marshall 1 S.Broome Esther Batho   Sweeper I.Hodkinson
      Start/Fin Line (x2) R.Bisker
Marshall 2 A.Coghlan   Start/Fin Line (x2) J.Bisker
Marshall 3&8 R.Edwards   Finish Line (x4) R.Caley
Marshall 4 G.Hodkinson   Finish Line (x4) B.Whitworth
Marshall 5 C.Mitchell   Finish Line (x4) J.Whitworth
Marshall 6 T.Burrows   Finish Line (x4) S.McHugh
Marshall 7 Katie Murray   Lead Bike ? CB
Marshall 8 same as point 3      
Marshall 9 M.Bamber   Fun Run Director; Jane Bisker
Marshall 10 ?   Chip/Bib collect R.Bisker
Marshall 11 J.Oliver   Chip/Bib collect J.Bisker
Marshall 12 L.Stringer   Entries on the day N.Godfrey
Marshall 13 D.Mantle?   Entries on the day A.Pearce
Marshall 14 I.Wood?      
Marshall 15 R.Quine   Main Race Director; C.Baxter
Marshall 16 Gill Ross   Chip Timing; JC Racing
Marshall 17 Chris Ross   Registration & Trophy Prep;  
Marshall 18 M.Bentley   Chip/Bib collect R.Caley
Marshall 19 D.Mattocks   Chip/Bib collect H.Wright
Marshall 20 L.Fraser?   Chip/Bib collect S.McHugh
Marshall 21 C.Heath   Chip/Bib collect Karen.D.Murray
      Entries on the day I.Hodkinson
Lead Marshall E.Smith   Entries on the day L.Fraser
Race set-up & others        
Position; Name;      
Refreshments (x3) J.Grant      
Refreshments (x3) ?      
Refreshments (x3) ?      
Van Hire & driver; G.Singh   Meet  
Loading @ lock-up E.Smith   @ 1pm  
Loading @ lock-up I.Hodkinson      
Loading @ lock-up C.Baxter      
Loading @ lock-up C.Mitchell      
Day time tasks include; Team inc.   Meet  
(Unload & course set-up) E.Smith   @ 2.30pm to 5.30pm  
(Take out stakes&tape) C.Skellern      
(Road signs) C.Mitchell      
(build start / finish area) M.Deakin      
(Put up tents) S.Broome      
(Liaise 1st aid/toilets etc) K.D Murray      
Pack up & reload Everyone   Weds night post race  
Unload @ lock up GS + 4   9.30 Thursday  



Please remember that the Fun Run starts @6.30pm and the main race @7.15pm.

All marshals need to be in position by 6.15pm (please report to Ed Smith on arrival for briefing) so please arrive by 6 latest if possible.

All other race officials need to be there between 5 to 5.30 if possible ( or as soon as you can).

All other timings are shown above.

& don’t forget we need all Harriers to stay after and help clear up and reload the van !!



Harrier Games

Saturday 16th July 2016




The weather Gods were smiling on us today in our annual senior v junior race off better known as The Harrier Games.

Competitors of which there were a fantastic number raced over distances of 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mile & 3000m.

There were some brilliant performances over the afternoon, real photo finish mad dash for the lines and even a few injuries there was that much at stake!!! Juniors Willow Heath & Charlie Darby won the best finish line photo finish/gymnastic tumble award

Then it was back to the Cricket Club for the medal presentations, great Hog Roast and evening entertainment which culminated in a mass game of rounders with a cricket bat. Although I still don't know who won maybe to be continued???

Thanks to everyone that helped in some way shape or form, without which we couldn't do it.

And was I the only one that got loads of bites? Feel like I've been made a meal out of I've got that many.

Many thanks

Darren Mattocks



Results on the Race Reports page an Junior Page


Shugborough Relays 2016



Follow this link for a very interesting article about the Shugborough Relays.


Harriers International


We are hoping 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.


16/7/16 Still awaiting airlines releasing flight details.


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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