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.



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The next group will start 22nd September


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


 WEEK AHEAD (1st - 7th September) 


Below are a list of offical club runs. 



Monday 1st 6.15pm


Juniors and Improvers groups at Rowley Park. 


Tuesday 2nd 6.15pm


Surprise Surprise Rowley Park


Wednesday 3rd 6pm


Juniors and Craig session Rowley Park


Thursday 4th 6.15pm


Club Run Seven Springs. Alternative run Route Three (Derrington) see footpath change below.



Friday 5th 6pm


Improvers Group at the Castle Car Park.


Sunday 7th


No local races.


Club Runs.

Marquis Drive 9am (see Sunday runs for contacts).

Castlefields  9am





Cross Country Season 2014/15


It is September, summer is officially over, so now it's time to look forward to Cross Country Season.

This season we are unfortunately not entering a men’s team in the Birmingham Cross Country League. This is the first time that this has happened for as long as anyone can remember. It is doubly unfortunate as this year a Stafford Harrier, Graham Allen, is the President of the Birmingham League.


The North Staffs League kicks of with the first fixture at Winsford followed by Stafford Common, Park Hall and then Westwood High School Leek.

Both our Senior Ladies (4th) and Senior Men’s(7th) last year held on to their first division status and we are hoping we can finish higher this year.


The club pay all the fees for cross-country races so it is just a case of turning up and running. Give your name to Eddie Smith or Tracey Jones or contact us through the website. If you have never run cross-country come on and give it a go this year.


Here are all the dates for you to put in your diary/smart phone/tablet.


North Staffs League

Sat. 27th September Winsford, Cheshire.

Sat 25th October Stafford Common (We will need help with the course on the day)

Sat 15th November Park Hall

Sat 13th December Westwood High School Leek.


As well as the North Staffs Leagues we take teams to various Championships and these are all well worth a go.


Sat 4th October Midland Cross Country Relays. Aldersley Stadium Wolverhampton.


Sat 1st November National Cross Country Relays Mansfield.

After a great day out last year we already have enough interest for teams of juniors and seniors for this event. So get your names down to make sure you don’t miss out.


Sat 3rd January 2015 Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships. (Wolverhampton?)

Sat 24th January 2015 Midland Area Cross Country Championships Woolaton Park Nottingham.


Sat 21st February 2015 National Cross Country Championships Parliament Hill London.

Last time this was at Parliament Hill it was a Harrier day out on the train.





Further Events coming up.



Thursday 11th September - Handicap Race on the Chase

Meet at 6pm for a 6.30 start.


If you haven't done it, please give it a try. 4 mile route over the Chase. The faster you run the bigger your handicap, the idea is that everyone should finish together giving everyone an equal chance to win. PS. You can't win on your first run.


Saturday 20th September - Sutton Park

We are looking to take teams the Sutton Park Relays. It's a great event. Please email or speak to team Manager's Ed and Tracey.


Friday 26th September - Friday run

For the winter we move from the Castle to the Cricket club. This will be the first run from the Cricket Club.




Member Personal Bests




Mike Jones and I have been working through all the race reports and the tables have been updated. Please email if we have missed any. Colin







Footpath closures.


These will effect summer routes 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

They have closed the footpath by Asda and Riverway bridge.

So please use the Litchfield Road keep on the river side round the old planning office  to the river, under Riverway and past the SUN pub to Civic building (muster).


As work gets underway on the regeneration of Stafford town Centre all pathways surrounding the riverside site will be closed from Monday 7th July.

This will mean that available parking on the South Walls car park (opposite Staffordshire Place 1) will be significantly reduced, and in time this will also eventually close as work continues.

Work is now starting at Riverside following the demolition of the former Tesco car park on the opposite side of the river. In order for the work to be carried out safely, the footpath along Queensway will be closed, in addition to the path along the river next to the site and the pavement on the south side of South Walls.

Read more about the development  here. 




We had our 100,00th visitor on 14/12/2013 

Just click on the "Online Users'" link above for interesting stats about our visitors and where they are from.