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
BEGINNERS TO RUNNING ARE CATERED FOR AND ENCOURAGED.
See here for
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
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
Park run Marquis Drive 9am.
Belvoir Challenge 16 or 26 miles.
National Cross Country Championships Woolaton Park Notts
Knype Pool 5 miler
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.
National Cross Country Championships
"TRANSPORT for MIDLANDS XC Champs ENGLISH National XC Champs @ Woolaton Park - 25th
For all those entered into this year's National championships - this is advice that we have a coach booked for
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
Please Contact IAN HODKINSON (CLUB COACH) if you want a seat reserved on the bus
Contact by Mobile 07703-687906, email@example.com or speak to him on any club night.
National Cross Country Championships Woolaton Park Notts
Saucony English National Cross Country Timetable:
||25th Under 17 Women Championship – 5K
||14th Under 15 Boys Championship – 4.5K
||51st Junior Women Championship – 6K
||44th Under 13 Girls Championship – 3K
||71st Under 17 Men Championship – 6K
||51st Under 15 Girls Championship – 4K
||69th Junior Men Championship – 10K
||14th Under 13 Boys Championship – 3K
||84th Senior Women Championship – 8K
||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.
Friday 17th Feb
Challenge Group Winners
6 Amanda Pearce Bill Whitworth
Turner Julie Nokes
4 Debbie McDermott Jane Bisiker
3 Nia Nokes Craig Baxter
2 Mark Oliver Chris
Skellern Chris Elsley
1 Ian Hodkinson Spencer Holland
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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
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.
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