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 will start in March 2015.



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


 WEEK AHEAD (2nd- 8th Feb) 


Below are a list of offical club runs. 


Monday 2nd 6:00pm


Juniors & Improvers

Harriers AGM 8pm County Staff Club.


Tuesday 3rd 6.15pm


Club run Surprise Surprise


Wednesday 4th 6pm


Rowley Park, Craig's Session and Juniors


Thursday 5th 6.15pm


Club run Route Thirteen (Wildwood/Baswich)


Friday 6th 6pm


Improvers Group from the Cricket Club.


Sunday 8th


No Local runs.


Club Runs


Marquis Drive 9am

Castlefields  9am


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



Shugborough Relays



Very exciting news about the Shugborough Relays.


"Due to changes in who owns what at Shugborough a new Shugborough Relay course needed to be designed. Today a course as been agreed and it takes in some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. Part of the route goes around Lord Lichfield's Arboretum and alongside of the River Sow. Both the start and finish will be in front if the iconic Shugborough Hall. A few tweaks will need to be made but the course looks great. More information will be released very soon."


Craig Baxter.



Stafford Harriers Runner of the Year 2014


Now is the time to take a few minutes to vote for our Harriers Runners of the Year. The winners will be announced at the Annual Dinner and Prize Giving night on 27th February 2015. Other awards for most improved runners and newcomers, etc will be made by the committee.


After the success of the online voting system for the last two years we are using it again to pick our 2014 runners of the year. The voting will close at midnight 6th February 2015.


Before you start you will need your URN which is your England Athletics Number. This is printed on your England Membership card and on your Harriers Membership card. On the voting page you will be asked to enter your token, that is where you enter your URN.


To Vote for runner of the year follow the link below.


National Cross Country Championships


On  Saturday 21st February Stafford Harriers have a number of teams entered in the National Cross Country Championships which are being held this year at Parliament Hill, London.


In the past we have taken teams down to this event on the train. Due to major railworks and diversions on the route this will not be able to be done this year.


Therefore it has been agreed that there will be a coach leaving the Cricket Club on the day, full details  and cost to be announced. If you are running and want a place on the coach, or if you want to go and watch this spectacular event, then you need to contact Eddie Smith or Tracey Jones to get your name on the list for the coach.



Harriers Annual Dinner & Dance


This years Annual Dinner and Dance will take place at the White Eagle Club on Friday 27th February 2015. We are restricted to numbers so it will be first come first served. Below is a menu and an order form. Fill it in and get to Craig Baxter asap to avoid disappointment. Tickets are selling fast.

Annual Dinner 2015
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Kates Race Isle of Man



Now is the time to get the trip to the Isle of Man finalised. There was great interest in it when it was first mooted and George Singh has secured a hotel on the Isle of Man for the weekend.

It is the only one hotel available. The cost of the trip will be in the region of £300 pp on a half board basis, travel from Stafford by coach and includes Ferry Crossings. This price is based on 30 persons going so we need to know who is really interested. 


A deposit of £50 per person is required to secure your place on the trip. Please get in touch with Graham Williams, George Singh or Pete Burns. Or contact us through the website.


For full details of the trip go to the Harriers International page on the website.


To see the full details on the Kate Website click the button below.


Run Better Workshop



Current concepts on running biomechanics, footwear selection, injury prevention running and running re-education


At Stafford Harriers Club base: Brian Westhead Pavilion, Riverway, Stafford ST16 3WB


Presenter: Andrew Caldwell MCSP MSc

Consultant Sports Physiotherapist

Lecturer – The Running Clinic

Active Therapy - Specialised Running Clinic


Friday 6th February 2015

     7.00pm -9.00pm   Cost £5

In this practical and though provoking session you will learn about


  • Practically applied biomechanics and loads during running
  • Common injuries in runners and how reduce your risk
  • Footwear design, shoe selection and effects on biomechanics Which shoe is right for me? How do I transition safely?
  • Running re-education/Strength & Conditioning for injury risk reduction & performance enhancement
  • How to structure all this information into your current training plan or coaching sessions


To book a place simply email Catherine Pendlebury – Network Coordinator     Or pop along on the evening – everyone very welcome!



Half and Marathon Workshop

Date: 10am – 1pm Saturday 7th February, 2015


     Venue:      Stafford Borough Council Offices,

Civic Centre, Stafford ST16 3AQ

Cost - £10.00


Would you like to improve your performance in the Stafford Half or London Marathon? Then take part in a brand new workshop provided by the Staffordshire Athletics Network that will enable you to get the most out of your running!


If you want any more details then click the link below.

Half and Marathon Workshop
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Stafford Harriers AGM



The AGM of Stafford Harriers will take place at 8pm on Monday 2nd February at the COUNTY STAFF CLUB. This is a change of venue. Below is a copy of the agenda. If anyone wishes to become a member of the committee please contact Craig Baxter or any other committee member and let your wishes be known.


The final item on the agenda is any other buisness and if any member wants to raise anything under this item then you must forward the details 14 days prior to the meeting. (ie before 19/1/15)

AGM 2015 Agenda
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