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.



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The next group will start 22nd September


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


 WEEK AHEAD (18th August - 24th August) 


Below are a list of offical club runs. 



Monday 18th 6pm


Juniors and Improvers groups Rowley Park.  Beginners will join the Improvers group.



Tuesday 19th 6.15pm


Club Run Route Seventeen (Jacob's Ladder) Alternative Speed/Endurance session Rowley Park.


Wednesday 20th 6pm


 Juniors and Craig session Rowley Park


Thursday 21st 6.15pm


Club Run Brocton Coppice Alternative run Route Eighteen (Doxey Marshes)


Local Race. Dave Clarke Five


Friday 22nd 6pm


Improvers Group at the Castle Car Park.


Sunday 24th


Club Runs.

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

Castlefields  9am



Advance Notice Monday 25th is a Bank Holiday so no official sessions at Rowley Park.

There is a Local Race at Rugeley in the morning. (10K)








Hi to all Harriers,


Just a brief note to thank you for your generous donation of £100 for the charities associated with the Flying Fox Marathon.  We've already handed over a cheque for £750 to Katharine House - hopefully you'll see some pictures in the local press.  Your older members will know that we have good reason to thank the hospice for supporting Vernon in his final days.


We're handing over a cheque (£1000) to Gingerbread on Friday 29th August and then £250 to Dougie Mac at a later date.


It's hoped that the Marathon will be a bi-annual event.  Runners World reviews were very encouraging but it's a hell of an event to organise and stage. 


Thanks again.



Bernie Priekulis 


Race Director (Stone Master Marathoners)





Latest Update.


The inquest into Kate's death has been opened and adjourned on the Isle of Man (18/8/14).


Her funeral will take place at Stafford Crematorium at 12.30 on Friday 29th August.


The family have requested no flowers but donations to two Charities that Kate supported.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Hamlin Fistula Charity which supports an Ethiopian hospital dedicated to the treatment of women with childbirth injuries.

Sad News


It is with great sadness we have to inform you that at on Monday (4/8/14) Kate Burge was killed in a road accident whilst cycling on the Isle of Man where she lived.


A local girl, Kate joined the Harriers in 1994 and she was a runner of National renown. She was a winner of many local races and also races all over the country. She was an acomplished Fell Runner and Tri-athlete. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her.

She was well known for encouraging and helping all of us who ran with the Harriers and she will be very sadly missed.


Our thoughts are with her family, loved ones and friends.


Kate winning the Staffs Knot in 2008

It is with deepest sympathy that we send our condolences to you all at Stafford Harriers on the tragic death of Kate Burge. She was a superb athlete and a lovely person, with whom Chris Kilkenny had many great tussles in the past, most times coming out 2nd best.

She will be sadly missed.


Christine & Lawrence Kilkenny (Cannock & Stafford AC)






Footpath closures.


These will effect summer routes 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

It may be possible to go from the river in front of the Sun to the Civic Centre.


As work gets underway on the regeneration of Stafford town Centre all pathways surrounding the riverside site will be closed from Monday 7th July.

This will mean that available parking on the South Walls car park (opposite Staffordshire Place 1) will be significantly reduced, and in time this will also eventually close as work continues.

Work is now starting at Riverside following the demolition of the former Tesco car park on the opposite side of the river. In order for the work to be carried out safely, the footpath along Queensway will be closed, in addition to the path along the river next to the site and the pavement on the south side of South Walls.

Read more about the development  here. 




We had our 100,00th visitor on 14/12/2013 

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