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
Next beginners group will be March
If you are 8yrs to 16 yrs old, see the Our Young Athletes page.
WEEK AHEAD (9th-15th Dec)
Below are a list of offical club runs.
It is compulsory to wear reflective or yellow or white tops for ALL senior club runs.
Monday 9th 6:00pm
Juniors and Improvers sessions at Rowley Park.
New Beginners sessions also starts at 6pm Rowley park.
Tuesday 10th 6.15pm
Club run Route Two (Baswich and Wildwood). Speed endurance session Knowle Road.
Wednesday 11th 6:15pm
Craig has his 6.15pm session, new beginners and juniors sessions.
Thursday 12th 6.15 pm
Club Run Route Three. (Beaconside)
Friday 13th 6:00pm
Club run from Stafford Cricket Club Riverway.
The only local run is the Telford 10K but that has sold out again.
Marquis Drive 9am (Trig Race Practise)
There may also be a further group from Sister Dora's doing Trig Race. Check at the club.
Advance notice. Next Sunday 22nd is the Christmas Handicap on the Chase. 10.30am start. Refreshments at Cricket Club from 12noon and anyone who wants to shower
and freshen up the showers will be open.
We delivered the tee shirts this morning....all 360 of them! Please send a big thank you to all the Harriers who donated so generously. Also, thank you to John Leese who drove me there today and
to Colin Mitchell who helped co-ordinate the collection of the t shirts from the club.
They were taken to the Filipino Centre at St Francis’ Community Centre. Glenside. Woodgate Valley Birmingham B32 3RU. This is the centre which featured on a recent Midlands Today programme. The
response from the public has been absolutely overwhelming and I have been asked to pass on grateful thanks on behalf of the Filipino community to everyone at Stafford Harriers.
Whilst we are on Harriers Charity matters here is a report from Mark Bentley
OAKTREE FARM PRESENTATION.
On Saturday 23rd November, Bill Whitworth, Craig Baxter and I visited the Oak Tree Farm Project near Hilderstone to present two cheques
the Trustees as part of the money raised by this year’s Charity Run. These cheques were part of the total donations we raised this year for the Project, which amounted to £543.75 this year, including
Gift Aid, of which cheques comprised £220 and online donations £323.75. The project will receive the rest of the money in increments, as in previous years.
We spent around an hour with manager David Moreton and a few of the Trustees in the Oak Leaf Tea Room, discussing future plans for the
project over a cup of tea. It was our Chairman’s first visit to the Project and he was very impressed with what he saw
Finally, thanks to all of you who ran. If you didn’t, but still gave, thank you, too. At least we had glorious weather this year, and for
that we can be truly thankful.
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Staffordshire, The Midland and the National Championships are all coming up. If you want to be entered in any of them then let Ed or Tracey know ASAP (Juniors let
Chris know). We need to know before Christmas.
There will be a list at the club or you can contact us through the website. Do not miss out on these great races. You get to run them for FREE!!!
Stafford Common 4/1/14 (Not much travelling)
Newbold Comyn, Leamington 25/1/14
If there is enough interest then transport may be laid on for this race.
Woolaton Park, Nottingham 22/2/14
There is already enough interest for the Woolaton Park races and there will be transport laid on by the club. The bus will take all who
want to go and there will be a stop on the way back to get a meal and a drink.
Please let Ed or Tracey know as soon as possible so they know what size coach to book. Or contact us through the
Pete Burns had a course meeting there last week and spotted these locals checking the course.
2014 HARRIERS CHALLENGE
Entries required by 31st January 2014, groups will be finalised by 28th February 2014.
The 2014 Page is now live so check out the races here..... 2014 Challenge
Remember at the Harriers Christmas disco two races will be drawn as bonus races. These two races will be worth double points.
The AGM for Stafford Harriers will take place at 8pm on Monday 13th January 2014 at the Cricket Club, Riverway, Stafford. All members are invited to attend. Anyone who
wants to put anything on the Agenda or wants something dicussing in any other buisness should let Craig have the item 14 days before the meeting.
There are places on the committee that need filling and anyone who is interested in helping the club out should again contact Craig. It can be done through emails to this
20th December - The Harriers Christmas Party. This grows every year. We may have to limit tickets, so get in early. At Stafford Rangers Football
Tickets are now on sale at £7.50 adults and £5 Juniors.
22nd December - The winter Harrier Handicap, followed by the presentation, drinks and food at the Stafford Cricket Club. The Harriers have kindly offered
to pay for the food.
31st December 2013
Joint Stafford Harriers/Cricket Club New Years Party, at the Stafford Cricket & Hockey Club. Costs: £10 per adult, £3 per child, which includes food
and a disco. Children/families are welcome. Fancy dress theme is “Beach Party”, but not compulsory. Contact Mark Oliver for tickets/more details.
28th February 2014 - Harriers Annual Dinner and presentation evening at The White Eagle Club Riverway.
“The details are now available for the Aviemore Half Marathon and 10K event next October 10th – 13th and the application
to join the tour is on the Harriers International page. Early applications are welcome and once 30 deposits have been received the tour is guaranteed to run. More than that and we hope to
add a ‘Billy Bonus’!”
WE ARE GETTING VERY CLOSE TO OUR 100,000th VISITOR.
Just click on the "Online Users'" link above for interesting stats about our visitors.