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


Our next complete beginners group will start 11th Sept


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




WEEK AHEAD (22nd - 28th May)

Below are a list of offical club runs.


Headphones are not allowed on any club runs.




Monday 22nd Rowley Park


Juniors,  Improvers run , Progression Route Six: Doxey Marches via Eccleshall Road 5.83 miles (9.39km)


Complete beginners


Tuesday 23rd 6:15pm

Speed Session @ Riverway

Alternative road run (no leader) from Riverway

Route 16  7.73 miles Blackheath Lane, disused railway, river, park


Wednesday 24th Rowley Park


Advanced Juniors,  Improvers Speed, Improvers Road Run


Complete Beginners


Thursday 25th

6:15pm Brocton Coppice

6:15pm Alternative road run (no leader) from Riverway

Route 17  7.68 miles Radford Bank, Jacobs Ladder, canal


Friday 26th 6.00pm



Saturday 27th



Sunday 28th


Local Races / National Races

Edinburgh Marathon  

Flying Fox Marathon


Club Runs

8:30 am

Stafford Technology park, Beaconside (1st round about as you enter the park)


Castlefields car park

Marquis Drive 



Advance notice:-


Next Monday 29th May is a bank holiday -- Improvers and Progression group from Queens Retail park meet near Costa (no junior or complete beginners


Next Wednesday 31st May will be the 5k Time Trial -- Castlefields car park. This is open to all members and will replace all Wednesday sessions apart from the complete beginners group.


Time is running out to go to the British Athletics Championship

British Athletics Championships


HARRIERS TRIP to the BRITISH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS (World Champs team selection), 2nd July @ Alexander Stadium


We are organising a day trip to the British Championships @ Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on Sun 2nd July.
This is a chance to see Britain’s best athletes go head to head in track & field to win the British title & a place in the World Championship team.
We are strongly encouraging all members & their families to join us on this fun day out.
Tickets will be purchased in the next  week, so orders are required on a first come – first served basis together with full payment.

We will be travelling by coach from Stafford @ approx. 9.30am returning early evening.
Ticket prices are £21 each plus £5 for transport (£26 total each) - Certainly value for money for a great day out and an experience to remember !
If you are interested,

Please speak to “Lindsey Foster” (Social Secretary) or Ian Hodkinson (Club Coach) at your next session
or email

Immediately followed by payment in cash or cheque (made out to Stafford Harriers) to secure your place !
Book early to avoid disappointment as this has already received a lot of interest & We are only laying on one coach !
Come & join us for a great day out & a chance to see some top stars & future stars of track & field.




"Appeal for helpers / Volunteers / Marshalls"

14th June @ Staffs County Showground


We need as many as possible to help set up the course during the day & take down afterwards.

Plus we need lots of volunteers to help Marshall the course, Start/Finish areas & car parking.


All those interested can contact :-

Paul Foster (Lead Marshall) @ Monday & Wednesday coaching sessions 

Ian Hodkinson (Race Director) 07703-687906

or  email


Ironman Volunteers


Ironman Staffs is back on 18th June and once again Stafford Harriers have been asked to 'bring the party' by running the campsite feed station and marshal 11 points nearby.

With knowledge from last year and more time to plan/prepare we should be able to have another cracking day supporting all the participants including again some of our own brave Harriers taking part.

Once again there will be the club competition which will be bigger and better.  As such we are looking for willing volunteers to help out on the day

We will provide food & drinks for all as last year and once again bring the music. Juniors can help too but to work on the feed station they must be 13+


Please bear in mind this is an all day commitment as we have to set up early, meeting at approx 8am and won't get stood down until the tail runner has been through approx 4.30pm.

Those that did this last year will (hopefully) vouch what a great day it was despite the weather and few hiccups ref volunteer packs but we have been reliably told they won't be an issue this year.


To get involved please let us know either

Through the website email - 

Facebook group - search Ironman Harriers Volunteer group




Paid Marshalling Opportunity


Startline Events is looking for paid marshals to work at the JCB Mud Run which will be held on July 1st 2017.

Every year, JCB holds the event on the Bamford Estate, Rocester and raise money for NSPCC. The mud run is held over 5 miles, includes about 20 obstacles and is run in waves starting at 8:30am with the last wave leaving at 2pm. Approximately 3000 runners will complete the route.


They require marshals to work between 7:30am- 4pm. We will pay everyone £60 and provide food / drinks etc. Roles will be general race duties such as working at the info tent / finish line or out on course ensuring runner safety.

If you're interested you can contact John Gladwin directly at


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