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 will be March 2016
If you are 8yrs to 16 yrs old, see the Our Young Athletes page.
WEEK AHEAD ( 23rd -29th Nov)
Below are a list of offical club runs.
High Visability clothing must now be worn on night runs
Monday 23rd Rowley Park 6.00pm
Improvers Group & Juniors & Complete beginners
Tuesday 24th Riverway 6.15pm
Club Run Route Fifteen (Common Road/Beaconside)
Speed/Endurance Session at RAF Estate
Wednesday Rowley Park 25th 6.00pm
Craig's Session & Juniors & Complete beginners
Thursday Riverway 26th 6.15pm
Club Run Route Sixteen (Eccelshall Road/Crab Lane)
6.00pm Club run Riverway
9:00 Marquis Drive - the run will go ahead but there will be no leaders.
The runs from Burton Manor and Castlefields will now be over various distances as runners build up their distances in preperation for the Stafford
Just turn up any Sunday to find out more.
Juniors hoodies will be on sale at Rowley park from 5:30pm this Wednesday (25/11/).
They come in three sizes for years 7 - 12 and are at the subsidised price of £12.
They are black with yellow detail in the hood lining and drawstring. Note that they do not have zips. They do of course have the Harriers logo on the
Try one on your youngster before you buy. Please pay by cheque (preferred) or cash. Cheques made out to Stafford Harriers.
They will be brought along to future Monday and Wednesday sessions along with the senior hoodies. Watch this page for postings.
Saturday 19th December
Craig has the tickets for the Christmas Party. This year it's a Saturday, so no excuses from the hairdressers, beauticians etc. See, he does listen.
It is 19th December at Stafford Rangers. The prices have been held again at £7.50 for adults and £5 for junior members. Last year was almost a sell out. Don't miss out.
Craig will be down Rowley Park every Monday and Wednesday and will be aat club nights Tuesday and Thursday with the tickets.
Midland Cross Country Championships
Stafford Harriers have again been asked to host these Championships on Stafford Common on Saturday 30th January 2016. These races are a major
Championship in the Cross Country calendar only the Nationals being a more important Championship.
There are nine races on the day starting at 11.30am. We as a club have to prepare the Common for these races. It is a big task as we cannot start before
the morning due to the security of Marquees and other kit. So we start at first light and mark out the courses and double tape the whole thing.
We have done this several times now and with the help and goodwill of members the event is quite a spectacle on the Common. The way we do it is split the
Common up into zones and have Zone Managers responsible for their zone with marshals to help them.
We have six zones and already we have six Harriers nominated as zone managers so now we need Harriers to help these out. We usually have three or four
with each zone manager. We need people in the morning to put the course up, during the day to marshal the courses and then at the end to take the course down. So you can volunteer for morning,
afternoon or all day.
We have a list down at the club for you to put your name down to let us know when you can help. For the Monday or Friday night sessions tell the leaders
that you are available or you can contact us through the website to volunteer. Packed lunches and drinks will be supplied during the day and the club receive a generous grant for putting the event
Next Head Torch Run
The feedback from the 21 runners that turned up on Friday 6th November for the 10k run on the Chase was that they really
enjoyed it and any misgivings about running in the dark or the safety of the route were dispelled. We can't always promise such a wet and muddy night's running but we will definitely give it a go! We
will be meeting on a regular basis on the first Friday of the month meaning that the next one is on 4th December. It will once again be led by Ed Smith and / or Joe Atherton and will leave at 6pm
from Brocton Coppice car park. The run will follow the same route as before. Hand-held or Head torches are essential and high visibility tops must be worn. The run is approximately 10k and runners of
all abilities are welcome. We will ensure that no one is left behind and visual contact will be maintained throughout the run.
Stafford Half Marathon
20th March 2016
Stafford Half Marathon 2016
Entry to this, our town's Half is open and places are going fast. The route is still provisional but looks to be the same as last year.
Please note that there are still problems with entries, with some Stafford Harriers still having difficulty with URN numbers. This is and England Athletics and Run Britain problem that is
causing havoc in races nationwide.
Be assured if you are a paid up member of the Harriers then your URN number is correct.
If you have a problem entering then please contact us so we can try and sort it out.
Due to lack of intrest the 28th November workshop has been cancelled. They are looking at holding one in Stoke on 5th December
The Staffordshire Athletics Network is putting on a workshop on Saturday 28th November at the Chase Golf Health Club & Spa in Penkridge cost £20.
Just click on the "Online Users'" link above for interesting stats about our visitors and where they are from.