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


It is not too late to join our current complete beginners group



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


WEEK AHEAD (26th - 2nd Oct)

Below are a list of offical club runs.


Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.



Monday 26th Rowley Park 6pm



Juniors, Improvers and Progression Groups Route Four (Doxey Marches)


Complete Beginners


Tuesday 27th Riverway 6.15pm


Club Run Route Ten (Doxey Marshes)

Speed Endurance session Mildford Common. All abilities welcome



Wednesday 28th Rowley Park



Improvers Speed Session, Improvers Road Run and Advanced Juniors.


Complete Beginners



Thursday 29th 6.15pm


Club Run Brocton Copice 

Alternative Route Eleven (Canal and Walton on the Hill)


Friday 30th 6pm


Improvers Group Riverway


Saturday 1st


North Staffs Cross Country (Winsford)

Coach leaves10am from Riverway.


Sunday 2nd


Local Races


Kinver 10K

Congleton Half Marathon

Chester Marathon (Harriers Challenge)

Brown Clee Burn (10K)


Club Runs 9am


Marquis Drive 

Burton Manor Shops


From 1st October High Viz clothing to be worn on all club runs


As the nights are getting shorter and visibility reduces we have to increase our safety when running.


Everyone on a club run must wear high viz, for most this will be a highly reflective top or bib (Yellow or Orange), the club also allows plain white tops or jackets.

This is compulsorily from 1st October.

Extra care is required by all runners especially at road crossings. It is a sad fact that drivers aren't always paying attention and so we all must do this for them. A runner will always come off worst than a car so lets be safe.


Place for the Snowdonia Marathon


Rosalind has a place that she is unable to use (due to injury). The race is on the 29th October, more information can be found on their website. Click here Please contact Rosalind or send an email to



MCCA President


Pete Burns our former Chairman has been elected as the President of the Midland Counties Cross Country Association for 2016-2018.

This is a first for Stafford Harriers.
Pete as well as being the Club Representative on the MCCA committee is also a member of the England National Championship Committee. This committee has the responsibility of organising the English National Cross Country Championships around the three Regions every year as well as the England National Cross Country Relays at Mansfield every year.


Pete says,

"This really is an honour that I never expected when I first attended an MCCA meetings all those years ago.
To look at the names on the Presidential Chain dating back to 1929 and to know now that my name is now on it is quite amazing.
I know this is the only time I will ever have my name engraved alongside the likes of Basil Heatley, an Olympic Silver Medallist and Bill Adcock, Olympian and the Athens Marathon Record holder for 35 years."



Transport for Races



Following the success of the last two seasons, we have again this year decided to arrange transport for some races. This should hopefully help with cost & logistics for everyone on race day, especially those first timers, Juniors & people with no sense of direction.


The first race is just over a week away so we really need to know numbers ASAP!


The first event is the Sutton Park Road Relays – All those entered are invited to use the transport or make their own way there.

Shortly after we have the first of the cross country seasons races, which are listed below & the national XC relays.

We shall be running transport for just three of these events as below;


         24th Sept – Sutton Park, Midlands Road Relays; Bus departs 9.30am prompt from Riverway Cricket Club (Return approx. 5.30pm via Pub, please bring drinks tokens)


        1st Oct - 1st North Staffs Cross Country “Winsford”(see; Bus departs 10am prompt from Riverway Cricket Club (Direct return approx. 4.30pm)


         5th Nov – ***English National XC Relays, Mansfield***; Bus departs 9am prompt from Riverway Cricket Club (Return approx. 7pm after stopping for pub tea)




Please Contact IAN HODKINSON (CLUB COACH) if you want a seat reserved on the bus

Contact by Mobile 07703-687906, or speak to him on any club night.


***If you want to enter the English National Relays please contact Eddie Smith or Juniors contact Chris Skellern.




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