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

 

Our next complete beginners group will be 3rd April 2017

 

 

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

 

Membership renewal is now over 50 days late.

How long do you need ?

 

All members that joined before 1 Oct 2016 need to renew their membership.

 

In 2016 we had 426 members so far only 263 people have renewed.

 

 

Shortly you will be asked not to attend  any club event.

 

Please use our online system. Payment by credit card, cash or cheque.

 

 

 

 

WEEK AHEAD (20th Feb - 26th Feb)

Below are a list of offical club runs.

 

Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.

 

High Viz clothing to be worn on all club runs

 

 

Monday 20th Rowley Park 6.00pm

 

Juniors, Improvers

Progression Groups Route Four: Wolverhampton Road and Silkmore Lane is 5.79 miles (9.31km)

 

Tuesday 21st Riverway 6.15pm

 

Route Sixteen: 7.7 Miles Rangers, Crab Lane, Rangers, Prospect Rd

Speed Session Riverway

 

 

Wednesday 22nd Rowley Park 6:00pm

 

Advanced Juniors,  Improvers Speed, Improvers Road Run

 

Thursday 23rd Riverway 6.15pm

 

Route One: 6.7 Miles River, Eccleshall Road, Crab Lane

 

Friday 24th Riverway 6.00pm

Improvers Group

 

Saturday 25th

 

Park run Marquis Drive 9am. 

 

Local runs

Belvoir Challenge 16 or 26 miles.

 

National Cross Country Championships Woolaton Park Notts

See Below

 

Sunday 26th

 

Local Races

Knype Pool 5 miler

 

Club Runs

 

8-45am Stafford Cricket & Hockey Club. Paid members only

All Sunday road runs are replaced with the Harriers Practise Half Run.

The club will be closed so no access to toilets.

Additional information

 

 

9am

Marquis Drive 

 

 

National Cross Country Championships

25/2/17

 

 

 

"TRANSPORT for MIDLANDS XC Champs ENGLISH National XC Champs @ Woolaton Park - 25th February"


For all those entered into this year's National championships - this is advice that we have a coach booked for the day

All members are welcome to join us (including non-runners & supporters)

However, we really need to know numbers ASAP!

 

THE COACH WILL SET OFF FROM STAFFORD CRICKET CLUB, RIVERWAY AT 9am on the Saturday 25th

ENGLISH Nationals XC we shall be stopping for some refreshments on the way home.

THEN RETURN AT APPROX 7pm TO THE CLUB.

YOUR RACE ENTRY HAS BEEN PAID FOR YOU BY THE CLUB, WITH TRANSPORT COSTS OF ONLY £3 JUNIORS / £5 ADULTS

 

Please Contact IAN HODKINSON (CLUB COACH) if you want a seat reserved on the bus

Contact by Mobile 07703-687906, hodkinsonig@btinternet.com or speak to him on any club night.

 

National Cross Country Championships Woolaton Park Notts

Saucony English National Cross Country Timetable:

1 11:00am 25th Under 17 Women Championship – 5K
2 11:25am 14th Under 15 Boys Championship – 4.5K
3 11:45am 51st Junior Women Championship – 6K
4 12:15pm 44th Under 13 Girls Championship – 3K
5 12:35pm 71st Under 17 Men Championship – 6K
6 1:00pm 51st Under 15 Girls Championship – 4K
7 1:20pm 69th Junior Men Championship – 10K
8 2:05pm 14th Under 13 Boys Championship – 3K
9 2:20pm 84th Senior Women Championship – 8K
10 3:00pm 129th Senior Men Championship – 12K
 

 

 

The is some importatnt information on the ECCA website with regards to the venue and it may be well worth checking it if you are making you way to the venue other than with the Harriers.

 

To check the information check the tab below.

 

Awards Night

Friday 17th Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge Group Winners

Group             3rd                                          2nd                                          1st

6              Amanda Pearce                      Bill Whitworth                               Mick Jones

5              Amy Oliver                              Steve Turner                                Julie Nokes

4              Debbie McDermott                 Jane Bisiker                                  Mel Deakin

3              Nia Nokes                               Craig Baxter                                Tracy Ridings

2              Mark Oliver                             Chris Skellern                              Chris Elsley         

1             Ian Hodkinson                          Spencer Holland                        Robert Mottram-Jones

 

Newcomer – Male               - Nick Beckett

Newcomer – Female           - Jenni Beckett

Most Improved                   - Nia Nokes

Team Managers Award      - Ian Hodkinson

Club Person of the Year     - Colin Mitchell

Champagne Moment          - Craig Baxter

Runner of the Year – Male           - Phil Hilsdon & Ian Hodkinson

Runner of the Year – Female      - Mel Deakin

Runner of the Year – Veteran      - Robert Mottram-Jones

 

 

Stafford Half 2017 Practice Run

26th February

 

 

This run is open to paid members of Stafford Harriers only. 

 

Meet at the Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club at 8.45am for briefing, photo and a prompt start at 9am. This run will replace all normal Sunday road runs.

 

There will be two groups.

  • People targeting less than 2 hours for the race.
  • Everyone else

As with all club runs mustering is compulsory. The group leaders will control how often the muster points are set.

 

Beware the most dangerous section is the end of Baswich Lane — run single file on the right hand side of the road.

 

Further information:-

Our route, mile markers and water stops are given on an additional page. Click the button below.

 

A place for Stafford Half

 

Jane Bisiker has a place in the Stafford Half. She is unable to run if a member wants it please email info@staffordharriers.co.uk and we will put you in touch.

 

 

Ultra Marathon Place available

Fancy something more than a Marathon ?

 

Millennium Way 5th March - 44 miles in 12 hours - Newport to Burton-on-Trent along disused railway and canal tow paths. Only £19 Several Harriers are going to be taking part, do you want to join them ? Please contact Rachel Marsden or emails via info@staffordharriers.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

SHOWGROUND RELAYS

 

The 1st ever “SHOWGROUND Relays“ (formerly known as Shugborough Relays)

 

The new race will take place on the 14th June at 7pm at The Staffordshire County Showground

 

The Format & entries will stay exactly the same previous event,  just a new exciting venue & new fast course!! 

 

Entry links and details to follow soon – watch this space!

 

 

 

Stafford Half Training Plan

 

With the popular local race coming in March I thought it would be a good idea to produce a training plan for our Improvers. Please find it below, free to download, personalise and use it.

 

As with all general plans it is necessary for you to personalise it to your abilities. Talk to your coach or session leader for advise.

 

If during the course you start suffering from aches and pains then slow down, repeat the previous week, give your body time to recover. It is better not to complete the plan if you have problems, steady improvements may suite you better. 

 

Colin

 

 

Stafford Half 2017 Training Plan.pdf
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