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


Our September complete beginners group has started

But it's not too late to join us.


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




WEEK AHEAD (18th Sept - 24th Sept)

Below are a list of offical club runs.


Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.


Taking photos or videos requires the session leaders permission.


High Viz tops compulsory from 1st October



Monday 18th Rowley Park 6:00pm

Juniors,  Improvers run , Progression Route Seven: Two Waters Way (new bridge) 5.79 miles (9.32km)

Rowley Park 6:15pm Complete Beginners


Tuesday 19th 6:15pm

Speed Session @ Riverway

Alternative road run (no leader) Route 9  7.47 miles MRI, canal Acton Trussell


Wednesday 20th 6:00pm

5K Time Trial at Castlefields car park

Rowley Park 6:15pm Complete Beginners


Thursday 21st

6:10pm Punch Bowel  ** please note the start time will be 6:10pm **

6:15pm Alternative road run (no leader) from Riverway

Route 10  7.64 miles Prospect Road, Rangers, disused railway, Doxey Marches,  Park


8:00pm Sports Nutrition Advice & Taster Session


Friday 22nd 6.00pm

Punch Bowl  ** change of location **


Saturday 23rd



Local / National Runs

Sutton Park Autumn Road Relays ** see article below about transport **

Abbots Bromley 10K


Sunday 24th


Local / National Runs

Stafford 10 K ** the Stafford County Club is available for changing (open 9.00 am) **

Brewood Woggle

Macclesfield Half


Club Runs (due to Stafford 10K there may be very few runners)



Castlefields car park

Marquis Drive 



Due to the darkening nights the next two Thursday Chase runs will start at 6:10pm rather than the normal 6:15pm.

Sutton Park – Midlands Autumn Road Relays

Sat 23/9/17


We have entered some Junior & Senior teams for this popular event this coming Saturday.

The first race is at 10.45 am over at Sutton Park

We are meeting @ 9am at Wildwood car park for a car share leaving at 9.15 latest.

The senior races are at 1.15 (ladies) & 1.40 (men)

If you have committed to this, you will have been entered by Chris/Mark & Ed

Please either meet at the Wildwood or travel directly in plenty of time.



Stafford County Club

24th Sept 2017


Just like the Stafford Half the Stafford County Club will be open from 9am on Sunday for changing and leaving kit. It is just round the corner from the start and so very well placed.

Last night’s Sports Nutrition Advice workshop went very well!


There were 34 members in attendance and all took away valuable & some surprising advice !



Helen Barklam
Nutritional Therapist - Sport and Health | Dip CNM | mFNTP
Tel: 07917 148900

Facebook: helen.barklam
Twitter: @helenbarklam
Instagram: helenbarklam



Every year the club takes part in the NSCCL With 4 traditional Cross Country courses in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, this League offers excellent competition for both male and female club runners of all ages and abilities from all over Staffordshire, South Cheshire, Shropshire, the West Midlands and even North Wales!






"TRANSPORT for Winsford XC – 30th Sept  "


Following the success of the last two seasons, we have again this year decided to arrange transport for some races. This will 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 less than 2 weeks away so we really need to know numbers ASAP!

There is limited parking at the venue and there are often hold ups on the Motorway nearing lunch time – this really is the best way to travel !






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.


High Viz tops compulsory from 1st October


Dark nights are coming.

You need to be seen by other people (drivers and pedestrians).


From 1st October winter season rules about high visibility clothing will be compulsory for all evening adult runs. Runners without suitable clothing won't be allowed to run with the groups.


The club rules also allows for all white tops as an alternative (I am not sure that white stands out enough).


From the 29th September we will start the Winter run routines. Tuesday,Thursdays and Friday runs will start from Riverway club.





The next complete beginners group has started.

But it is not too late to join us.


The group meets on Monday and Wednesday at Rowley Park at 6:15pm on the lower car park. There is no need to preregister, no need to prejoin the club or even email us. Come along and meet us.

The group is open to anyone, if you have any medical history or you are unsure then please talk to your doctor before coming along.

During the first few sessions there will be advise on buying the right footware, so please don’t rush out and buy new shoes for the first session.

Your first session will consist of introductions, talk about our club, some basic rules, talk about kit and then the first session.

We start with running and walking within Rowley Park. The park isn’t totally flat but we start slowly and gradually build on this over the 14 weeks.

The plan is 14 weeks with 3 sessions a week:-


Monday night - 6-15pm Rowley Park

Wednesday night - 6-15pm Rowley Park

Friday or Saturday - we need you to repeat the session by yourself.



Contact  email




IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018


The IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 take place from the 1st - 4th March 2018.


Do you want to volunteer ?


  You must be eligible to work in the UK and be at least 18 years of age at the time of the event.



register now


You will be able to apply until Friday 29th September and we’ll contact you in October, to let you know whether or not you will be invited to an interview.

If you have any questions about volunteering at this event, please email us at

You can find out more about the Championships at We look forward to hearing from you and thanks so much for your interest in the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018!



Club Events


For some of our members it is necessary to plan well in advance.

To this end the following dates have been confirmed:-


Xmas disco Friday 22 December @ Perkins Social club

AGM Thursday 18 January @ Riverway club

Awards night Friday 16th February @ Tillington Hall


Showground Relays Wednesday 13th June

Staffs Knot Wednesday 25th July




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