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 September 2015.




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


WEEK AHEAD (18th - 24th May) 


Below are a list of offical club runs. 


Summer Runs 




Monday 18th 6.00pm Rowley Park


Improvers Group and Juniors

Complete Beginners Group --- new time


Tuesday 19th 6.15pm


Club Run Route Thirteen (canal,Wildwood Marina, Walton on the Hill, Jacobs Ladder, canal ) Speed/Endurance Session Rowley Park


Wednesday 20th 6.00pm Rowley Park


Juniors and Craig speed session

Complete Beginners Group -- new time



Thursday 21st 6.15pm


Club Run Seven Springs

Alternative Club Run Route Fourteen (Black Heath Lane, Beaconside, Stone Road )


Friday 22nd 6:00pm


Improvers Group from Castle.


 Sunday 24th


Club Runs 9am

Road run Castle Fields car park

Chase Marquis Drive


 No Local Races


Monday 25th is a bank holiday and so there will be no junior or complete beginners. The improvers group will meet at Costa.





Performance tables and galleries updated.


I have updated the performance tables (and race reports) upto and including Market Drayton. There are so many PB's well done.

The galleries pages have been update. I notice there are alot without photos can you select a race photo and send it to us ?


Again as normal if I missed anyone, please email



Please help us keep the race reports correct


"The challenge groups have now been updated following the Market Drayton 10k.

Having trawled through all of the race photos we think we have identified all Harriers in the challenge and have awarded the points accordingly.  However this task was made more difficult than usual by the fact that a couple of Harriers have been missed out of the results and the number of Harriers who ran in someone else's name.

Should anyone identify an error in the points, please let us know".

Many thanks



Shugborough Relays

17th June 2015


A reminder that the first of our Harrier organised events takes place at Shugborough on Wednesday 17th June.


1) Those Harriers wishing to take part but not already part of a team - please give your name & age on the day to Ed Smith  (who will be at training on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday this week) or any other coach, leader or committee member to pass on.

All Harriers putting their name down will then be sorted into teams of similar ability and entered accordingly.


2) We also need plenty of volunteers for marshals, course setting up & taking down, car parking, etc.....

Mark Bentley has a list for all volunteers; please see him, or any committee member, to add your name to it.


Even if you're running you can still help before & after!




Harriers for Headway 2nd Charity Event

9am Saturday 30th May 2015



Saturday 30th May has been set for the 2nd Harrier’s For Headway Charity event.
Market Square in Stafford will be taken over for the time it will take to run and cycle a distance of 113.2 miles which is the distance from Stafford to Shell Island, one of Steve and Esther’s favourite places.
So how this one works…..

There will be two dreadmills (sorry treadmills) and at least two static bikes available on the day for anyone that wants to contribute to the distance. Depending on the number of people that want to get involved will depend on how long people spend on either the bike or treadmill. Each contribution of distance will then be added together to reach the target number of miles. Anyone is welcome to do as little or as much as they want for a small contribution of £2.50

If all else fails myself, Anne, Lindsey and Rachel will be running for a very long time!!!!!!!!!!!



To get involved please contact a member of the Harrier’s for Headway committee

Shelley Burns – 07703740007 
Lindsey Foster – 07855 758862
Anne Coghlan – 07554 181202
Rachel Davies – 07593 155267




Urgent Plea


An urgent plea to anyone who has contacts for the use of a Transit type van. The treadmills and static bikes need to be taken to and from the market square on the day. They are bulky so need a large van to get them in. Anyone who can help please contact one of the four ladies above.



Did you miss out on the following ?





We are organising a day trip to the Sainsbury’s British Championships @ Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on Sat 4th 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 have already been purchased in order to secure a prime spot near the 100m blocks & start of the home straight.

We will be travelling by coach from Stafford @ approx. 9.30am returning early evening (stopping off on the way home for refreshment, of course!)


However, I have just been notified that two of the ticket holders are now unable to attend, so we would like to offer the places out to the membership in case anyone who originally missed out would like to go.

We have 1 x Adult & 1 x Concession (under 16 or over 60) tickets up for grabs on a first come first served basis .


Ticket prices (including transport, but not pub) are £22 per adult & £15 per concession (children between 2-16 years & senior citizens  over 60 years old)


If your are interested, Please speak to “Ian Hodkinson” (Junior coach) or contact him by email ( or text (07703-687906) to check if places are available

Immediately followed by payment in cash or cheque (made out to Stafford Harriers) to secure your place !





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