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.

COMPLETE BEGINNERS TO RUNNING ARE CATERED FOR AND ENCOURAGED.

 

 See here for details

 

The next complete beginners group will start 12th September 2016

See you then

 

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

 

WEEK AHEAD (29th Aug - 4th Sept)

Below are a list of offical club runs.

 

Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.

 

 

Monday 29th Rowley Park 6pm

 

Monday 29th is a Bank Holiday there will be no  Junior sessions  and the other groups will meet at Costa on Queensville Retail Park (Next/Matalan)

 

Tuesday 30th Riverway 6.15pm

 

Club Run Route Four (Silkmore Lane/ Hyde Lea)

Speed session Rowley Park

 

 

Wednesday 31st Rowley Park 6pm

 

Improvers Road, Improvers Speed Session and advanced juniors

 

Thursday 1st 6.15pm

 

Club Run Sister Dora's

Alternative run Route Five (Doxey/ Beaconside)

 

Friday2nd 6pm

 

Improvers Group Stafford Castle

 

 

Sunday 4th

 

Local Races

 

South Cheshire 20 (Harriers Challenge Race)

Sandbach 10K

 

 

Club Runs 9am

 

Marquis Drive 

Burton Manor Shops

 

 

 

Disused Railway between Castlefields and Derrington

 

Cyclists and walkers in Stafford who use the cycleway between Castletown and Haughton will soon benefit from improvements being made to the path.

The project will include resurfacing of the cycleway, which is part of the NCN 55 (National Cycleway Network), improving access for all users and providing better drainage.  Vegetation, trees and hedges along the outer edges of the entire path will also be cut back, tidied up or removed.

The renovation project on the 5km stretch is due to start in September and is expected to take around five months to complete.

The work will be carried out in three separate sections, the first section being between Castletown to the overbridge at the sewerage works near Church Lane, Derrington. This will be followed by a short section up to Crossings Cottage at Crossing Lane Derrington and finally to the overbridge at Station Road, Haughton.

For safety reasons, sections of the existing route will be temporarily closed to the public while the work is carried out. Wherever possible, suitable diversion routes will be signposted.

 

The first section Catlefields to Church Lane, Derrington will close 1st September for 8 weeks.
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New Members

 

We have a number recently joined members that we are missing information from.
Please can they (or in the case of Juniors their parents) please contact Sue
via email membership@stafffordharriers.co.uk

 

Juniors queries:
Alfie Steers
Rufus Stema
William Branson
Ella Notman

 

Senior Queries:
Lisa Allbut

Sue Pagett
Lizzie Walker
Russell Horsley
Leala Winship
Sally Ann Kennedy
Deborah Rowley

Mellors family

Stratton family

Shenton family

Ironman Volunteers Club Zone Competition Winners BBQ Party


Date/time :-    Saturday 17th September 2016 from 7.30pm onwards.
                          Bar open until 11.30pm
Venue:-
The Red Lion Pub, Main Rd, Little Haywood ST18 0TS


For all volunteers there will be a free burger, soft drink and karaoke.
Hopefully weather permitting the outside bar will be used.
Apologies if this is not a convenient date for some of you.

Cannock Chase ParkRun

 

 

I have some exciting news to share with you. Parkrun is coming soon to a venue near you.


Work is currently going on between our club and 3 other local clubs aimed at bringing a weekly ParkRun event.


The venue will be Marquis Drive with a major part of the course using the Staffs Knot route so alot of you will be used to it.


The intention is that our club will be responsible for organising/hosting the event once every 4 weeks.
As such it will require a small number of volunteers to assist in timing/scanning barcodes/marshalling etc
Realistically we are hoping that the 1st ParkRun being held at the earliest end Sept/beginning Oct but this is subject to change.


This is a personal plea and heads up for volunteers on Saturday mornings.


Anyone who would want to run and/or volunteer will need to sign up with ParkRun for a unique barcode.


Please watch this space for more info but it will be a fabulous addition to our training sessions.

 

Thanks
Darren Mattocks
  

 

Harriers International

 

 

Kate's Race

15/10/16

 

We have received the following email from Sean regarding this years Kate's Race to be held on the Isle of Man in Memory of our much loved Kate Burge who was tragically killed in a road accident last year.

 

Hi Pete,

 

I would like to draw your attention (and via you, the Stafford Harriers) of the imminent 2nd Kate's Race. 

 

It's a unique event; touching a hand in the sea at Laxey, before winding your way up to the finish on the summit of Snaefell. 6 miles, 3000ft of ascent. There will then be a tram ride from the summit back to Laxey (included in the entrance fee) for tea and cake (and beer!). 

 

This is on the 15th October; Kate's Birthday. It's also a Saturday instead of a Sunday as I thought this would be more convenient for people coming across from the UK. I'm organising an evening 'Do' for runners and partners with a ceili and other live music, so it should be a real celebration.

 

Last year was very well received. I think this year will be even better.

 

More information and entry forms on www.katesrace.co.uk

 

Best wishes,

 

Sean

 

Florence Half Marathon

 

 

 

We are still hoping that in the next couple of weeks to have some details on a possible trip to Florence, Italy for our next venture. We are still waiting for details of flights to be released. Watch this space.

 

17/08/16 Still awaiting airlines releasing flight details. Only up to March at the moment.

 

We do now have a date for the race which is Sunday 9th April 2017. We will be looking to go out ont the Thursday or Friday  returning either the Monday or the Tuesday. This depends on available flights.

 

 

 



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