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
BEGINNERS TO RUNNING ARE CATERED FOR AND ENCOURAGED.
See here for
group started on 22nd September. There is still time to join in.
If you are 8yrs to 16 yrs old, see the Our Young Athletes page.
WEEK AHEAD (29th Sept- 5th Oct)
Below are a list of offical club runs.
6.00pm Juniors and Improvers groups at Rowley Park.
6.15pm New Complete Beginners at Rowley Park. Please ask for Colin
FIRST WINTER RUN
Club run Route One (Crab Lane)
Alternative Speed/Endurance Session Technology Park
6pm Juniors and Craig's session Rowley Park
6.15pm Complete Beginners at Rowley Park. Please ask for Maria
6.15pm Club Run Route
Friday 3rd 6pm
Improvers Group at the Cricket Club
Katherine House 10K
Brown Clee Burn 10K
Marquis Drive 9am (see Sunday runs for contacts).
note, for all Winter club road runs everyone MUST have high Viz tops.
London Marathon 2015
The dreaded rejection slips are now coming through the letterbox. Don't forget not all is lost. There is still a chance in the Harriers ballot. Make sure you keep you rejection slip as this is
what we use to put in the ballot draw. More details will follow when we know how many places we have (usually 4) and when the draw will take place. Watch this space.
We have been informed that Jane Bisiker, Rachel Marsden and Graham Williams have all been accepted in the 2015 London Marathon.
National Cross Country Relays
The closing date for entries is fast approaching for these relays. Juniors get your names to Chris Skellern so she can work out teams. Seniors get your names Ed, Tracey or Ian Hodkinson.
North Staffs Cross Country
Awaiting reports and scores for the Challenge but a big well done to all that turned out in Harriers Colours on Saturday. The senior men are leading the second division by 81 points. The Ladies
team also ran well and are in 5th spot in the First Division only 3 points behind Cheadle.
The next race in the league is on Stafford Common on 25th October.
There are a team of Harriers at the moment sorting out the clubs entry into next years Thunder Run. The date has now been confirmed and will be
the weekend of 25th/26th July 2015 (as expected). Entries however have to be in by October and it sells out quickly.
On the side bar on the left of this page near the top there is a new page named Thunder Run 2015.
For more information about the weekend and entry form please have a look.
For now just click on the button below
This is filling up fast. We already have over Forty Harriers signed up to run. If you want to be a part of this then you need to be in touch soon.
Midlands Running Guide
Seems the Harriers are advertising the Midlands Running Guide. It's even in our colours.
Click on the cover to learn more about getting a copy.
Cross Country Season 2014/15
It is September; summer is officially over, so now it's time to look forward to Cross Country Season.
This season we are unfortunately not entering a men’s team in the Birmingham Cross Country League. This is the first time that this has happened for as
long as anyone can remember. It is doubly unfortunate as this year a Stafford Harrier, Graham Allen, is the President of the Birmingham League.
The North Staffs League kicks of with the first fixture at Winsford followed by Stafford Common, Park Hall and then Westwood High School Leek.
The club pay's all the fees for cross-country races so it is just a case of turning up and running. Give your name to Eddie Smith or Tracey Jones or
contact us through the website. If you have never run cross-country come on and give it a go this year.
Here are all the dates for you to put in your diary/smart phone/tablet.
North Staffs League
Sat. 27th September Winsford, Cheshire.
Sat 25th October Stafford Common (We will need help with the course on the day)
Sat 15th November Park Hall
Sat 13th December Westwood High School Leek.
As well as the North Staffs Leagues we take teams to various Championships and these are all well worth a go.
Sat 4th October Midland Cross Country Relays. Aldersley Stadium Wolverhampton.
Sat 1st November National Cross Country Relays Mansfield.
After a great day out last year we already have enough interest for teams of juniors and seniors for this event. So get your names down to make sure you
don’t miss out. (Closing date 10/10/14)
Sat 3rd January 2015 Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships. (Wolverhampton?)
Sat 24th January 2015 Midland Area Cross Country Championships Woolaton Park Nottingham.
Sat 21st February 2015 National Cross Country Championships Parliament Hill London.
Last time this was at Parliament Hill it was a Harrier day out on the train.
These will effect Summer Routes 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
and Winter Routes 1, 7 & 15
They have closed the footpath by Asda and Riverway bridge.
So please use the Lichfield Road keep on the river side round the old planning office to the river, under Riverway and past the SUN pub to Civic
As work gets underway on the regeneration of Stafford town Centre all pathways surrounding the riverside site will be closed from Monday 7th July.
This will mean that available parking on the South Walls car park (opposite Staffordshire Place 1) will be significantly reduced, and in time this will also eventually close as work continues.
Work is now starting at Riverside following the demolition of the former Tesco car park on the opposite side of the river. In order for the work to be carried out safely, the footpath along Queensway
will be closed, in addition to the path along the river next to the site and the pavement on the south side of South Walls.
Read more about the development here.
We had our 100,00th visitor on 14/12/2013
Just click on the "Online Users'" link above for interesting stats about our visitors and where they are from.