WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

We are always happy to welcome new members, whether you’re a beginner or experienced runner. We invite anyone interested in road or cross country running to come and try us for a couple of weeks. In that time, you can attend as many sessions as you need before having to join.

Although the current club formed in 1986, a running club called Stafford Harriers can be traced back to 1893. We currently have about 400 members spread across our junior and senior groups. Our goal is to spread the joy of running.

Club News and Events

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OUR SESSIONS

We have a number of session to cover all abilities of runners. All our groups we use a mustering system to keep the group together while allowing people to run at their own pace. A back marker ensures that no runner is left behind, as safety is of paramount importance, especially in the dark or new locations.

Juniors Section

Covid-19: - Taking place Monday nights - booking required

For people 8 to 16 years old. To find fun and friends running.
We have a team of five Junior coaches,  Chris Skellern (contact number 07791 502601) is our official Child Welfare Protection Officer. All our coaches are DBS checked.

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Complete Beginners

Starts Monday 7th September

Twice a year (April and September) we start a 14 week program to take people who have never run or "can't " run to being able to run for 55 minutes. Your will join a group of people with similar abilities so there is no need to be worried.

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Improvers Group

Covid-19: - Taking place Monday ( speed), Wednesday (speed and road run) and Friday (road run) nights - booking required

If you can run 55 minutes continuously for a distance, join a group for a 3 to 5 mile run. This group is aimed at  those just starting out on the road to fitness and hoping to improve from a slow base. The aim is to show people that running can actually be fun and that you don't have to be an international class runner to belong to a club.

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Progression Group

Covid-19: - Taking place Monday nights - booking required

It is designed to help people move from the Improvers group to the Tuesday and Thursday runs. The session lasts an hour and the routes are mapped and measured. It is aimed for people who are regularly towards the front of the Improvers group and so should be capable of more than 10 minute miles for 5 to 6 miles.

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Slightly harder runs

Covid-19: - Not yet restarted - watch our club news

This group is for more experienced runners. Fully mapped road runs that vary between 6 and 10 miles. In the summer we also have cross-country runs on Cannock Chase.

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Fast Group

Covid-19: - Not yet restarted

This group is designed to coach our senior juniors as they migrate to senior races.

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Speed Development

Covid-19: - Taking place Tuesday and Wednesday nights - booking required

Two groups: - An Improvers version Wednesday night and a more experienced group on Tuesday.
This is valuable training for all runners, not just track runners. It helps develop your heart strength and increases your ability to uptake oxygen for easier breathing and pumping into your muscles.

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Sunday Chase runs

Covid-19: - Not yet restarted

Throughout the year we run on the wonderful Cannock Chase from Whitehouse Car Park on Sunday mornings. Improvers to experienced runners are welcome.

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OUR RACES

We host two main races a year as well as hosting cross country and help organise our local Park Run.

Due to Covid-19 we have made major changes to this years races.

SHOWGROUND RELAYS 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED IT WILL RETURN IN 2021

STAFFS KNOT 2020 WAS A VIRTUAL RACE THIS YEAR. IT WILL RETURN to the Chase in 2021

MEMBERSHIP

Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December. A single anual payment that gives you access to all our training sessions and enrolment into England Althletics.