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


A new 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 (20th -26th 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


Tuesday 21st


6.15pm Club Run Route Six (Moss Pit/ Highfields)


Speed/Endurance session: Avon Rise


Wednesday 22nd


6pm Juniors and Craig's session Rowley Park

6.15pm Complete Beginners at Rowley Park. Please ask for Maria


Thursday 23rd


6.15pm Club Run Route Seven (Stone Road/Common Road)


Friday 24th 6pm


Improvers Group at the Cricket Club


Saturday 25th


North Staffs Cross Country Stafford Common. (SEE BELOW)


Sunday 26th




Club Runs.

Marquis Drive 9am (see Sunday runs for contacts).

Burton Manor Shops Park 9am





Please note for all Winter club road runs everyone MUST have high Viz tops.



North Staffs Cross Country 25th October


This week the Harriers are hosting the next North Staffs Cross Country race on Stafford Common.

We need people to help put the course up, marshal it and help take it down. We will be there from 8.30am at the farm in Common Road. (First Race is 12.30pm)


If you are free to help out even for an hour or two, before, during or after, please drop an email to


Course inspection on Friday morning. Reports common is very dry, no standing water, no running water and believe it or not no mud!! We promise to find some somewhere.


Cross Country Transport - Leek



The Junior Section have booked a coach for the first & last North Staffs Cross Country meets. Any Seniors wishing to take advantage of this – please see the below details;


We have decided to arrange transport for those races furthest away, as we did for the first race at Winsford.

The next race with transport provided will be Leek on 13th December, which should hopefully help some of you with cost & logistics on race day, especially those first timers. The Leek race is the last race in the North Staffs League with presentations afterwards.

We have already got a number of people interested so we really need to know numbers ASAP!



RETURN will be after the presentations conclude (as this is the last race, individual & team prizes will be presented on the day) approx. 5pm



Anyone wanting to book seats – Please text or Email Ian Hodkinson (07703-687906 or or speak to him at training.

Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis, (PAY ON THE DAY) so confirm ASAP!!!




Harriers International 2015



Back in 2009 and 2010 the Harriers made their way out to the Czech Republic to take part in the Prague Half Marathon. On both occasions only a small number ran the race but a great time was had by all. It is a fast flat course, the men’s record being 58.47 and the ladies 1.06.19.


After the recent success of trips to Madrid and Lisbon it has been asked to check out the possibilities of a return to Prague. So an initial costing has been made for a long weekend in Prague. Here are the details,


Flying from East Midlands with Jet2


Friday 27th March East Mids to Prague 09.00 arr 12.10

Monday 30th March Prague East Mids 20.35 arr 21.50


The Hotel is the one we have used in the past The Ibis Praha Old Town. This is an hotel right in the centre of Prague and within walking distance of many of the sights, bars, restaurants and close to the start and finish of the race.


The price works out at £415 per person in twin room on a B&B basis, a further £76 for those wanting a single. It includes transport in Prague from airport to hotel and back.


This is only an initial costing and cannot be confirmed until rooms are held. A £100 deposit would be required.

If anyone is interested in this trip please fill in the form below. As soon as we have 15 showing an interest then we will start bookings. We have found in the past that the price on these trips does go up the longer it is left.


Check the helicopter view of this years race.


WARNING if you are in the office turn the sound down or off.



Please enter your details below if you are interested in coming along on the Prague trip next year. You are not committing to anything at this stage; we merely want to get a feel for the numbers. We will get in touch again shortly asking for deposits.

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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 (with your email address written on it) 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.


The list of Harriers running next year is on the London Marathon Page. 

We now have details of the London Marthon one night trip organised by the County Staff Club. Please note that this is not a Harriers organised trip and runners from any club are allowed to go. So if you want to go on this trip get in soon to avoid disappointment.


Below is a pdf of the application form. Fill it in and send it to the County Staff Club.

Marathon 1 Night at Brentwood
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Harriers T Shirts

Due to popular demand we have commissioned Harriers T shirts to compliment your singlets. They are the same high quality Ron Hill UK manufacture made with dri-fit material in the same Harriers colours.

 They are available in a range of sizes as follows.

 Ladies: 8, 10, 12, 14
 Men's: small, medium, large, XL, XXL

 We have held the price at £13 which includes a Member's subsidy.

To reserve yours please email  or buy at Club runs onTuesday, Thursday, Sunday (@ Marquis Drive) .

Apologies for any inconvenience but due to problems the past we must insist on receiving the money up front. Payment by cash, or cheque made payable to the Stafford Harriers.




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