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.

COMPLETE BEGINNERS TO RUNNING ARE CATERED FOR AND ENCOURAGED.

 

 See here for details

 

The next group will start in March 2015.

 

 

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

 WEEK AHEAD (15 - 21st Dec) 

 

Below are a list of offical club runs. 

 

Monday 15th

 

6.00pm Juniors at Rowley Park

6.00pm Complete Beginners and Improvers group (Christmas hats run) at Rowley Park

 

 

Tuesday 16th

 

6.15pm Club Run Route Four (Common Road/ Stone Road). Alternative speed/endurance session RAF Estate

 

Wednesday 17th

 

6pm Craig's session Rowley Park

6.15pm Complete Beginners at Rowley Park. 

 

Thursday 18th

 

6.15pm Club Run Route Five (Baswich/Wildwood)

 

Friday 19th 6pm

 

6.00pm Improvers Group at the Cricket Club.

7.30pm Harriers Christmas Party.

 

Sunday 21st

 

Christmas Handicap (Final Harriers Challenge Race) on the Chase 9.30 for 10am start. Then a social gathering at the Cricket Club afterwards 12 noon with Christmas Jumpers on please. There will be prizes awarded at the club for "Random Race Achievements". Nuf said.

 

Could we have some helpers please for this event as Liz has no names yet to help out and some of the usual helpers will be away. 

 

No other club runs on this date so come to the Handicap and either run or help out.

 

 

Advanced Notice.

 

Friday the 19th is the last official club run for Juniors, Monday and Friday night groups, until Monday 5th January 2015.

There will be a Christmas Hat Run from the club on Tuesday 23rd.

 

 

Please note for all Winter club road runs everyone MUST have high Viz tops.

 

Monday night 15th December Christmas Hat run.

 

 

Improver's and the complete beginners took the numbers to 59.

The leaders and coaches wish you and your family all the best for the holiday period and 2015.

 

   

 

Cross Country Championships 2015

 

 

Stafford Harriers will be entering teams into the following cross country championships.
If you would like to run for the teams please give your name and date of birth to Tracey Jones. Contact can be made via the website, info@staffordharriers.co.uk. 
Team entry lists will be at Leek cross country on 13/12/14 and present on Tuesday/Thursday club runs thereafter.

The club will pay the cost of the entry fees, but please ensure that you are committed to run as we have to pay for each individual.
Subsidised coach travel to the events will also be provided if there are sufficient numbers.

Any Juniors wanting to run need to contact the junior coaches.

 

3rd January 2015
Staffordshire Cross Country Championships at Aldersley, Wolverhampton. 
(Closing date 19/12/14)

 

24th January 2015
Midlands Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. 
(Closing date 5/1/15)

 

21st February 2015

National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London 
(Closing date 5/1/15)

 

Vernon's Limp Wrist Race

New Years Day

1/1/15

 

What better way to start the New Year than a five mile run with no pressure, that you can win, no matter how long it takes you. It starts at the civilised time of 11.15am on New Years Day from Castlefields. This race gets more popular every year and we are amazed at just how far people travel to take part.

 

For those not familiar with the race the idea is that you predict how long it is going to take you to run five miles, in what ever condition your are at that time on New Years Day. You are not allowed to wear a watch or carry iPhones or other phones, iPod's, mp3 players or any other electronic device.

 

The winner is the person who gets the closest to their predicted time.

As a famous Meercat once said, "Simples"

 

All the proceeds from the race go to Katherine House Hospice in memory of Vernon Olivant who devised this crazy concept for a race.

 

To download an entry form click on the link below.

Vernon's Limp Wrist Race 2015
Limpwrist_entry2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [121.1 KB]

 

First Aid Awareness Workshop

 

 

A first Aid course has been arranged for Stafford Harriers in the New Year. The initial idea of the course was to get all coaches in the club to get a first aid qualification. This has now been extended to all members of the Harriers. 

So if you would like to attend the First Aid Course please get in touch.

 

Date Wednesday 14th January 2015.

Time 7pm - 9pm

Venue Stafford Borough Council Offices

Cost FREE

 

Either contact Chris Skellern at the club, or at Rowley Park on a Monday evening, or contact us through the website.

 



 

 

 



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