Slightly harder running for the experienced runner.

 

Tuesdays

Meeting at the Stafford Cricket & Hockey Club at 6.00pm for a 6.15pm departure. Runs vary between 6 and 10 miles depending on the time of year. This session is for the more experienced runner. Runs are well organised and a mustering system is used which keeps the group together while allowing people to run at their own pace. A back marker ensures that no runner is left on their own as safety is of paramount importance, especially for our female members.

There is also an alternative speedwork option for those wishing to not only improve their speed but overall fitness. These sessions vary from track to hillwork to bleep tests. Once a month we have a 'surprise surprise' session where everyone is invited to take part.

See the "Tuesday / Thursday / Sunday" page.

 

 

Thursdays

Very much the same as Tuesday but without the speedwork option. Meeting place and time is the same as Tuesday.  

In the summer we venture onto Cannock Chase every Thursday for a pleasant change of scenery (there is also still a road run option from the Cricket Club).

For Cannock Chase runs we leave in cars from the Cricketl Club, at 6-05 pm. prompt. Those wishing to make their own way to the starting point should be there by 6-20 pm. (approx). On all Cannock chase runs, we will be mustering back, every 7 minutes.

From late October the nights are too dark for most people to do a run on the Chase and most Harriers will meet as for Tuesday nights.

 

See the "Tuesday / Thursday / Sunday" page.

 

 

Saturdays

In the winter the club takes part in various cross country leagues and from October to March the men and women members can, if they wish, represent the club in these events. Runners of all abilities can take part and the teams are not limited to a specific number of runners so anyone can run if they wish. All races are well organised and are free to club members. We take part in the Birmingham and North Staffs cross country leagues as well as the Staffs, Midlands and National championships.

 

We also compete as individuals in road and multi-terrain races of 5 km to 50 km distances some Saturdays in Winter and Summer (though most races during the summer period are staged on Sundays).

 

 

Sundays

During the summer period many Club members compete in road or multi-terrain races on Sundays (see the Race Calendar page for details), though by no means all. Those who don't can meet up with other members for a slow / steady run of 90mins or more.

Three training groups meet separately:

 

One group meet at Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase, at 9.00am. The group are out for around 90 minutes and use this run to train for half and full marathons. It's a great way to get your weekly long run in but in the company of others. The Chase provides a wonderful backdrop for this popular run and whatever the weather the Chase takes some beating. 

 

A second group  start at 9:00am from Castlefields or Burton Manor, for runs on the old railway line or the road with Mike Jones, Bill Whitworth and Jone Finney.

See the "Tuesday / Thursday / Sunday" page and the News page for starting location and dates.

 

A third group some times meet at 9:00am just off the Brocton Road from Milford Common - second left turn after that for Sister Dora's (opposite the brown fencing).  This group also run on the Chase, but the distances tend to be a little longer and the speed a little faster (but not too fast). Please check on the Thursday evening run to see if this is taking place.