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


Our next complete beginners group will start 11th Sept


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




WEEK AHEAD (21st Aug - 27th Aug)

Below are a list of offical club runs.


Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.


Taking photos or videos requires the session leaders permission.



Monday 21st Rowley Park 6:00pm

Juniors,  Improvers run , Progression Route Four: Doxey Marches via Newport Road 5.28 miles (8.49km)


Tuesday 22nd 6:15pm

Speed Session @ Riverway

Alternative road run (no leader) Route 3  7.1 miles River, Golf Course, Derrington, Disused Railway


Wednesday 23rd Rowley Park 6:00pm

Advanced Juniors, Improvers Speed, Improvers road run


Thursday 24th

6:15pm Punch Bowl

6:15pm Alternative road run (no leader) from Riverway

Route 4  7.2 miles Medows loop, Silkmore Lane, Ashflats, Hyde Lee


Friday 25th 6.00pm

Milford Common car park --- change to original location


Saturday 26th



Sunday 27th


Local / National Runs

Ellesmere 10K


Club Runs



Castlefields car park

Marquis Drive 


Forward Notice: 28th August is a bank holiday and so there will be no sessions at Rowley Park, Improvers and Progression group will meet at Costa on Queens retail park (near Next)

Harriers Handicap

(also part of the Challenge)

Thursday 7th September 2017


It is open to all members of the club (even if you are not in the Challenge). The winner is the first to complete a lap of the course on the Chase (approx 3.7 miles). To make it fair, the faster runners are delayed from starting. It is this handicap that makes the run interesting and gives everyone an equal chance of winning. To keep people from “under estimating” their speed people can't win the race on their first attempt. Recent race results can also be used as evidence of current performance.!


The route used to be very muddy but over the years the route is now mainly gravel, with a short section that at times (after heavy rain) can still be testing.


We meet at the first car park on the right, on the Chase Road Brocton. at 6:15 ish for a 6:30pm start.

Go to the “green triangle” in Brocton and take the steep hill out of the village, past the old quarry on the left and the car park entrance is on the next left bend (car park is on the right).


Ed Smith is in charge of setting the handicap's, helpers for marshalling and time keeping are required.







The next complete beginners group will start

6:15pm 11th Septtember 2017


The group will meet at Rowley Park at 6:15pm on the lower car park. There is no need to preregister, no need to prejoin the club or even email us. Come along and meet us.

The group is open to anyone, if you have any medical history or you are unsure then please talk to your doctor before coming along.

During the first few sessions there will be advise on buying the right footware, so please don’t rush out and buy new shoes for the first session.

Your first session will consist of introductions, talk about our club, some basic rules, talk about kit and then the first session.

We will start with running and walking within Rowley Park on the edge of playing fields. The park isn’t totally flat but we start slowly and gradually build on this over the 14 weeks.

The plan is 14 weeks with 3 sessions a week:-


Monday night - 6-15pm Rowley Park

Wednesday night - 6-15pm Rowley Park

Friday or Saturday - we need you to commit to doing by yourself.



Contact  email




21st Sept, 8pm @ Riverway Cricket Club


We are putting on a free evening workshop to discuss advice on Sports Nutrition (talk & tasting session with Q&A).Open to all members only!

With guest speaker Sports Nutritionist

Helen Barklam
Nutritional Therapist - Sport and Health | Dip CNM | mFNTP
Facebook: helen.barklam
Twitter: @helenbarklam
Instagram: helenbarklam


Whilst we all have different likes & dislikes, do’s & don’ts, theories & myths – I think it would be really beneficial to listen to expert opinion & discuss the topic.

This is on a Thursday evening straight after our session, approx. 8pm start

This is held at our HQ at Riverway Cricket & Hockey Club, Stafford.

There will be some sandwiches & crisps provided, so please can you let me know if you’re interested so that I have some idea of numbers?


Thanks & regards

Ian Hodkinson

Club Coach


Harriers Challenge 2017 tables updated


We have updated the tables for the last two races. Please can you check your scores ?


Personal Bests tables updated


I have updated the personal best tables with races upto the end of June 2017. If your results aren't listed correctly then please email




Tough 10 on the Chase


Cancer Research UK organising events such as Race For Life 5K, 10K, Pretty Muddy and Tough 10 across the East and West Midlands.


Tough 10 is a series of epic 10k runs taking place at iconic venues across the UK between September – November, challenging participants to take on some of the UK’s toughest terrain, pushing endurance levels to the limit.


With three levels of toughness available ( tough, tougher and toughest) participants can choose their ultimate 10K running challenge. This year’s event will take place at Cannock Chase of Saturday 5th November and has been graded TOUGHER!!!


We are also on the lookout for volunteers to help marshal the event and support at the finish line – would this be something you could also post on our behalf?


We would need volunteers from approx. 8am – 1pm and will be fed and watered.


Any one that may be interested can email me at for more information.


Club Events


For some of our members it is necessary to plan well in advance.

To this end the following dates have been confirmed:-


Xmas disco Friday 22 December @ Perkins Social club

AGM Thursday 18 January @ Riverway club

Awards night Friday 16th February @ Tillington Hall


Showground Relays Wednesday 13th June

Staffs Knot Wednesday 25th July




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