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Venue change NSCCL round 4 – 16th December

Building works at Keele have unfortunately necessitated a change of venue for the fourth round of the NSCCL season, which will now take place at Rugeley instead.
Please could you communicate this to your runners and strongly encourage them to car share as much as possible, due to limited parking. Parking directions are below this message.
Whilst I appreciate the inconvenience this may cause some people, the organisers have worked really hard behind the scenes to find an alternative venue at short notice.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Best Regards
Dave Nimmo
NSCCL Secretary
Directions for parking
If using sat nav, head towards postcode WS15 1AU (Rebrook Hayes School). You will then be directed by marshalls to park in various car parks on Redbrook Lane Industrial Estate.
For people travelling from the North it is advisable to head towards Rugeley using the A51
Follow the Rugeley bypass signage to Lichfield, after reaching the end of the bypass, instead of taking the 1st exit, up the hill to Lichfield, take the 2nd exit heading towards Rugeley Town Centre.

Redbrook Lane is the 3rd turn on the left. The Miners Arms Public House is at the junction.

Marshalls will direct to parking in various areas on Redbrook Lane industrial Estate.


For people coming from Wolverhampton, they should travel to Rugeley, from Cannock on the A460

On reaching the main roundabout in the centre of Rugeley, take the 3rd exit signposted Armitage and Lichfield. When you reach the next roundabout, under the railway arches, take the 2nd exit which takes you onto Main Road, Brereton (do not take the 1st exit to Armitage).

Look for the Miners Arms Public House on your right, then proceed up Redbrook Lane, as shown for people travelling from the North. Parking details as above.

For those arriving with club tents
Head to Stile Cop Cemetery, Stile Cop Road, WS15 1ND, where you will be directed to drop off your tents, before heading to the car parks outlined above.

Harriers Award Night

We are coming to the time of year when we celebrate the 2023 running year.

Once a year we have an Awards night to present awards to our runners for their successes and this year it will be held at the Stafford Rugby Club 7 pm till midnight 23rd February 2024

Tickets for the event are on sale and cost £35 (early bird £33)  this includes a three-course meal, raffle, awards, and DJ. We will be seated on tables of 10 people so as you order your tickets and make your meal selection please take the time to suggest who you want to share the event with.

If you have never been to one of our awards nights you can see and read reports from previous years on our social page

Bookings will close 9th February 2024



Chicken liver pate with onion marmalade and toast

Seasonal soup with individual roll

Smoked salmon and creme fraiche salad


Traditional roast pork dinner

Baked Bass fillet with a lemon and coriander crust served with seasonal vegetables

Sweet potato, spinach, and beetroot pie with seasonal vegetables (V)


Baked vanilla cheesecake

Chocolate and orange torte

Banana sticky toffee pudding (V)


We are still awaiting confirmation of other dietary options please fill in the question on the order form and we ask for options from the venue.

Book via our shop

December Handicap Race and Xmas Jumper social

Dec Handicap Race 

Sunday 10th December  meet 10am for a 10:15 start

Part of the Harriers Challenge 2023

Four times a year we hold the Harriers Handicap Race. Each race is open to all adult members and advanced juniors.

The winner is the first to complete a lap of the course on the Chase (approx. 4.4 miles). To make it fair, the faster runners are delayed from starting. It is this handicap that makes the run interesting and gives everyone an equal chance of winning. To keep people from “underestimating” their speed people can’t win the race on their first attempt. Recent race results can also be used as evidence of current performance.!

Map of the route and marshal points

Map of route and marshal points


Ed Smith is in charge of setting people’s handicaps, and helpers for marshalling and timekeeping are required.

HELPERS REQUIRED  — please put your name down

For people in the Challenge there are two points available for helping.

Helpers for December Handicap
Full Name
Optional message to the organiser ie your starting time, jobs you want to do (or avoid.

List of people so far

Colin Mitchell
 Graham Williams
 Paul Bentham
 Mark Bentley
 Karen Murray



Runners please book on the event


Christmas social event

After the run we will return back to the Cricket club for  food, handicap awards and the Xmas Jumper competition.

To help us provide the right amount of food, can you please book if you are or thinking of attending. We need numbers a few days before the event.

To book the Social Event

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