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


The next group has just started. This week4. Click here


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


WEEK AHEAD ( 5th- 11th Oct)

Below are a list of offical club runs.


High Visability clothing must now be worn on night runs





Monday 5th Rowley Park


6.00pm Improvers Group &  Juniors

6:15pm Complete beginners


Tuesday 6th 6.15pm


 Club Run Surprise Surprise


Wednesday 7th


6.00pm Craig's Session and Juniors

6.15pm Complete beginners


Thursday 8th


Club Run Route Three (Beaconside/Common Road)


Friday 9th


6.00pm Club run Riverway



Sunday 11th


Local Race

Bells of Pattingham


Club Runs

9:00 Marquis Drive

9:00 Burton Manor Shops.

London Marathon 2016


The dreaded rejection books are now dropping through Harriers doors telling them that the have been unscucessfull in this years ballot. All is not lost though. Keep the letter that comes with the booklet and put your name and email address on it and get it to a member of the committee. You will then have a chance in this years club ballot for a club place. It must be the orginal rejection slip not a copy.




We are being made aware that the London Marathon Company are not sending everyone magazines and rejection slips but are just sending emails. Must be something to do with them wanting to save their millions.

We have been contacted by Harriers asking what the policy is regarding Harriers Club Places due to this.


There is a committee meeting this week when the subject is due to be discussed and we will post the decision on the website as soon as we know.




London Marathon Saturday 23rd April 2016
Join The County Staff Club and Happy Days Coaches for our London Marathon Runners & Supporters Weekend.

Cost = £104.00 per person in a twin/double room single supplement - £15.00 and children under 12 sharing with two adults £42-00, children under 16 sharing with 2 adults £66-00. The price includes all coach travel, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Brentwood including use of leisure facilities at the hotel.


Additional information. Booking form below:-


London Marathon 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [104.7 KB]


Junior Harriers, Vest, Spikes and Shoes that no longer fit.



Some of you will be aware the Junior Section operates a ‘pool’ system of providing spare running vests and spikes that people can make use of, and wear for a period of time, whilst they are able to fit in to them, and then afterwards, hand them back in to the ‘pool’ for someone else to use.  This keeps the cost down for people as they do not have to continually buy new vests and spikes to accommodate their growth spurts, and also allows newcomers to try the races without making any financial commitment in getting brand new running kit.  In order for this system to be a continued success the Junior Coaches are kindly asking you to check if you have any old, out grown Harrier Vests or Running Spike Shoes that are in a reasonable condition, that you no longer require and  that could be donated to the ‘pool’ for other people to use.  If you do have any, please can you hand them to either Chris, Ian, Graham or Mark on one of the Club Training nights.


Many Thanks,


The Junior Coaches.



Your club needs you


The club committee is asking all club members to consider helping with the races the club organizes and to help run the club.


We need volunteers for the the following events



Liz Stanyer has organized the Handicap races on the chase for last couple of years, Due to work commitments she is no longer able to carry on with it,therefore we are seeking volunteers to come forward, Joe Atherton is willing to help on the day/night.


Committee Minutes Secretary

Tracey Jones have been doing the job of minutes secretary at the committee meetings for many years. She is finishing after the December meeting, and so we need a volunteer to take up the task.


Help Organising Cross Country Races

For Last few years Mike Jones and Peter Burns have been the organisers for North Staffs Cross Country League Race and Midlands Cross Country Championship Race on Stafford Common, we require a volunteer to shadow Mike Jones at the North Staffs Race on 24th October and Peter Burns at the Midlands Cross Country Championships on 30th January 2016, we also need lot of volunteers to help with putting the course in the morning, marshals, help Jacky Grant in the refreshments tent, the Midlands Championship is a very big event and we need lot of helpers on that day because we have to tape both sides of the whole course.

We make good profit at the both events which helps to keep the membership fee to minimum.


New committee members

We are also need more members to join the committee, therefore please put your name forward or nominate someone for the following positions, please don't nominate anyone without asking them first

Club Chairman
Minutes Secretary
Handicap Race Organizer
Committee Members
Shadow Mike Jones and learn what has to be done at the cross country races
Shadow Peter Burns and learn what has to be done at Championship cross country races




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