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Public Safety – CANNOCK CHASE

One of our members has forwarded us this. Please take care.

 

 

We received a report on Saturday 4th February from a cyclist on Cannock Chase that a wire has been tied across a footpath around Brocton Coppice, Cannock Chase. the wire was tied between a tree and a post at adult waist height which could cause serious injury to walkers, cyclists, children, horse riders or wildlife. The Rangers have been informed and local officers are aware. Please be extra vigilant when using Cannock Chase and report all suspicious activity to Staffordshire Police on 101. Police log 550 of 04/02/2023 refers.

AWARD nominations and voting 2022

New for 2023 the committee have added an additional award and split the veteran awards into female and male. The committee has nominated the following people for the awards, but it is your vote that counts.

So please take your time to go through the list.

Voting is only open to members (2022) over 18 years old and will close at midnight 12th February 2023

Voting will open shortly.

You vote by using a personal link in an email that will be sent to you shortly. Don’t worry the system can only identify whether you have or haven’t voted (your selection is private and can’t be seen even by the system admin).

Once you go past the terms and conditions screen, you have started your vote, please don’t stop until you have answered all five questions.

If you don’t have a registered email or you haven’t had an email by Monday 30th January please contact me.

 

Marshal/Supporter 2022

A new award for 2023, without volunteers giving up their time we can’t put on our events.

Mark Bentley
Regularly helps out at the Handicaps and at the car parking for the Staffs Knot, Showground Relays & NSCCL Stafford event.
Sarah Gray
Regularly present at Harriers events, and stays behind at xc races to cheer other groups.
Leon Stringer
Regularly helps out at the Handicaps and at the car parking for the Staffs Knot, Showground Relays & NSCCL Stafford event
Karen Hilsdon
Regularly helps out and supports at handicaps/time trials.
Gill Hodkinson
Always helps out and supports at handicaps/time trials.
Julie Nokes
Can always count on Julie to be present at Harriers events, run and support at xc,  NSRRA races and take photos.
Graham Williams
Regularly helps out at the Harriers events and can count on his support at NSRRA races.
Val Stuart
Regularly present at Harriers events to marshal and support.
Colin Mitchell
Regular supporter and marshal at Harriers’ events. Not forgetting, he also leads many of the club runs and manages the club website!

Female runner of the Year

Mel Deakin
Ran London in the club place, well placed in the challenge, represented the club across the NSRRA races and further afield – always prepared to help & assist the club events
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Mel Deakin
38:44 02/19
48:46 05/19
01:25:26 02/19
01:48:07 03/19
03:02:40 03/18
04:36:20 10/17
Amy Oliver
Good participation at events, club runs, and progressing all the time.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Amy Oliver
45:09 7/14
53:16 3/15
Chris Skellern

Second place in the xc series in her age group. At almost all Harrier events running and marshalling, third in the Challenge 2 group.  Not forgetting to mention, she is constantly coaching all of us.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Chris Skellern
31:46 12/00
40:09 6/13
69:03 8/99
01:29:09 5/00
Lisa Sanzari 
Most enthusiastic of our new XC runners, and great to see her getting back to club runs.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Lisa Sanzeri
02:04:56 03/19
Katie Burbridge
A regular on club runs and a great club supporter at xc races.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Katie Burbidge
02:14:57 03/22
Charlotte Mitchell
Now a regular at races, club runs and beginning to get those PBs.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Charlotte Mitchell
43:11 08/22
46:36 12/22
01:47:18 11/22
Mel Gorman
Great effort at London Marathon. Also, a regular on Thursday club runs.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Melanie Gorman
45:09 02/20
58:57 05/19
01:44:51 11/19
02:09:48 05/19
03:18:04 03/20
Sally Haycock
For such a quiet individual, Sally is always supporting & encouraging her fellow Harriers at all races she attends very vocally. Really worked hard to win Challenge Group 3.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Sally Haycock
41:45 02/20
50:50 05/22
01:31:16 11/22
01:58:14 03/22
03:25:57 03/20
04:47:58 10/22
Jo Oliver
Jo runs at club sessions every week, does many local & NSRRA races – had another consistent year & completed all 4 x XCs – plus assisting with TimeTrials & Handicap events.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Jo Oliver
43:36 02/20
51:41 5/13
01:29:42 2/17
01:54:29 3/15
03:19:38 03/19
04:30:13 04/17
Vanessa Welham
Amazing run at London Marathon, Race Director for the Harriers XC event at Stafford Common. Very active club member.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Vanessa Welham
38:16 02/22
46:47 12/19
01:21:36 11/19
01:42:38 09/22
02:49:33 09/22
03:45:23 10/22

Male runner of the Year

John Scott
First place in his Challenge group 1, marshals & is always encouraging, New PBs at all distances.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
John Scott
31:45 06/22
39:07 09/22
01:06:50 11/22
01:26:29 03/22
03:19:46 10/22
Jake Oliver 
Transitioned from junior to seniors producing some great runs and races. Turns up for many events despite being at university. Also, came top on Challenge Group 2.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Jake Oliver
32:58 02/20
41:09 09/19
01:17:07 11/22
01:44:09 09/21
Tony Burbridge
Great to see him at XC races and sure more to come!
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Tony Burbidge
42:14 09/22
Michael Dobson
for running in cross-country races, and many other races and events that are not always local.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Michael Dobson
31:57 12/14
39:44 11/16
66:33 12/14
01:32:43 07/19
02:24:35 3/15
02:57:43 4/14
Tom Davall
New PB at Chester Marathon, 3rd in a very competitive Challenge Group 3, Also there to support events and club runs.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Tom Davall
40:35 06/22
49:11 09/22
01:44:49 11/21
01:52:24 09/22
03:36:32 09/22
04:39:49 10/22
Antonio Treglia
Finished second in his Challenge group after running a whopping 23 races, and doing the cross country races. an all-around likeable guy.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Antonio Treglia
33:27 02/20
41:01 12/19
01:11:32 11/19
01:35:38 03/20
02:44:25 03/20
03:59:31 10/21
Paul Bentham
Embracing club life! Present at events either to run or support.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Paul Bentham
41:19 07/22
51:16 06/22
Pete Chell
Regular attendance at many of the local races, and finished 4th in his Challenge group. Very encouraging too. New PB’s almost every week!
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Pete Chell
34:24 06/22
41:27 09/22
01:36:00 03/22
Nitesh Thakrar
Another superb year: Set new PBs at every distance in 2022,  3 x Marathons,  2nd in Challenge Group 1, all of the NSCCL races and classed as a vet apparently!
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Nitesh Thakrar
36:55 02/22
45:16 09/22
01:14:14 04/22
01:40:57 03/22
02:52:42 02/22
03:48:09 05/22

Veteran Female

Sarah Gray
Joined in lots of races, very active year – doing lots of local races, challenge races, 2nd in group 4, NSCCL, Great North run and many others.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Sarah Gray
52:35 2/15
66:34 5/14
02:03:17 02/19
02:35:36 3/17
Ruth Edwards
Ongoing participation in marathons finished second in her Challenge group, did the cross-country races and helps with marshalling
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Ruth Edwards
43:15 06/17
54:08 09/17
01:37:10 02/18
01:57:47 04/18
03:18:47 09/21
04:30:13 04/17
Chris Skellern

Second place in the xc series in her age group. At almost all Harrier events running and marshalling, third in the Challenge 2 group.  Not forgetting to mention, she is constantly coaching all of us.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Chris Skellern
31:46 12/00
40:09 6/13
69:03 8/99
01:29:09 5/00
Sally Haycock
For such a quiet individual, Sally is always supporting & encouraging her fellow Harriers at all races she attends very vocally. Really worked hard to win Challenge Group 3.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Sally Haycock
41:45 02/20
50:50 05/22
01:31:16 11/22
01:58:14 03/22
03:25:57 03/20
04:47:58 10/22

Veteran Male

John Finney
Running better than ever – cleaning up on the age group awards at many local races
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
John Finney
41:22 02/18
45:07 12/06
01:27:20 2/17
01:40:27 9/07
02:38:35 3/07
03:56:34 9/08
Nitesh Thakrar
Another superb year: Set new PBs at every distance in 2022,  3 x Marathons, 2nd in Group 1, all of the NSCCL races and classed as a vet apparently!
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Nitesh Thakrar
36:55 02/22
45:16 09/22
01:14:14 04/22
01:40:57 03/22
02:52:42 02/22
03:48:09 05/22
Graham Williams
Regularly helps out at the Harriers events and can count on his support at NSRRA races.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Graham Williams
31:16 2/95
38:48 5/94
64:15 6/91
01:27:47 3/97
02:21:17 3/94
03:23:57 10/93
Pete Chell 
Regular attendance at many of the local races, and finished 4th in his Challenge group. Very encouraging too. New PBs almost every week!
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Pete Chell
34:24 06/22
41:27 09/22
01:36:00 03/22
John Scott
First place in his Challenge group 1, marshals & is always encouraging, New PBs at all distances.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
John Scott
31:45 06/22
39:07 09/22
01:06:50 11/22
01:26:29 03/22
03:19:46 10/22
Michael Dobson
for running in cross-country races, and many other races and events that are not always local.
NAME
5 Mile
10K
10 Mile
Half
20 Mile
Marathon
Michael Dobson
31:57 12/14
39:44 11/16
66:33 12/14
01:32:43 07/19
02:24:35 3/15
02:57:43 4/14

 

End of list

Tickets for our Awards night – on sale now


 

We have some additional Gluten Free / Vegan options.

People that have already booked please contact us to change your choice.

 
Additional  Starter

  • SOUP — SORRY I DON’T YET KNOW THE FLAVOUR (VEGAN AND GF)

Additional Main Course

  • BAKED CAULIFLOWER STEAK SERVED WITH WARN ROMESCO SAUCE CRUSHED GARLIC POTATOES AND SEASONAL VEGETABLES (VEGAN AND GF)

Additional Desserts

  • VANILLA CHEESECAKE (GF)
  • SUMMER PUDDING (VEGAN)

 

 

 Book Now

Sunday 12th February – Practise run for Stafford Half

Open to all senior members of the club, even if you aren’t running the Half.

Although 4 weeks before the actual race, we wanted to avoid clashes with local races. We plan to have 3 possible routes for people to do.

  1. One returning from Birkdale Drive at 12.5km (7.8miles) via Tixal Road
  2. One returning Sandon Road at 18.2km (11.3miles) via the Isabel Trail
  3. The other full 21km (13.1 miles) distance.

As with all our training runs mustering is compulsory and so your run distance will be great than listed above.

Water stations at Salt Avenue, Birkdale Drive and Sandon Road.

Our practise route

As we are starting from the Cricket club we will be missing the Meadows loop.
We will be using the Two Waters Way (the new bridge) rather than the dangerous Baswich Lane.
After the park, we will head straight back rather than a finishing in town.

Route 2023

There are changes to the route for 2023 but not with Stone Road and Holmcroft as previously posted.

Only the start and finish locations have moved!

 

 

 

Training Plans

Vanessa Welham has created a number of training plans that people may want to use.

 

 

 

MIDLAND COUNTIES ROAD RELAYS

 SUTTON PARK SATURDAY 01st  APRIL

 

The Harriers are hoping to enter teams in the following events.

 

 

Senior Men 12 runners per team
Men’s 12 x stage relays has 4 x Long legs (5.38miles) and 8 x Short legs (5km)

Masters Men 6 runners per team

Senior Women 6 runners per team
Ladies 6 x Stage relays has 2 x Long legs (5.38miles) and 4 x Short legs (5km)

Masters Women 6 runners per team

We can enter more than one team in each event.

Can you please add your name below if interested?

It’s a great club fun day out.

 

MIDLAND COUNTIES ROAD RELAYS

MIDLAND COUNTIES ROAD RELAYS

Full Name
Optional message to Team Managers

 

List of people so far

Ian Hodkinson
Chris Skellern
Joanne Oliver
Mark Oliver
Amy Oliver
Jake Oliver
Jason Littlewood
Mel Deakin
Caitlin Mills
Sally Haycock
John Scott
Kerri Delaney

 

 

2023 Harriers Challenge

Update:-

I have published the first race results – in doing this you can see the provisional groups.

We have tried to make sure that all Harrier Challenge entrants have been allocated into the most appropriate group to match ability & form, this is at the discretion of the club coach, and male & female team captains.

You may feel you or someone else is in the wrong group .. bearing in mind this is a “challenge” you can raise any genuine mistake with Ian Hodkinson (or via the contact page) and we will review your comments — again people may go up as well as down !!!!

A new rule:-

Upon review, the race committee has decided to add an additional rule…

To qualify for an award you must participate in at least 8 challenge races over the year!

there is Still time to join the fun

This competition is open to all senior members, it doesn’t matter if you are fast or slow we will put you in a suitable group.

You enter the race in the normal way, hopefully, on race day you meet your Harrier competitors for a team photo, and do the run, (hopefully you want to talk about it and write a race report!!!). Afterwards, we award points for your group dependent upon the number of people in your group and your speed against your group members. So if there are ten people in your group the fastest runner will score 10 points, the second fastest 9, etc

Only your highest 12 scores (and additional points) will count toward your final group score. The top three from each group will receive awards at our award night in 2024! You also have a Joker to play where you can double your points from a race (can’t be played on the Marathon or additional points).

This year we have a lot of races in the Challenge and so we only have one reserve events.

Additional points for 2023

We are giving additional points for volunteering at our events. We can’t host these events without you. For some events, it is possible to race as well as volunteer.

To qualify for the additional points you will need to put your name down on the volunteer’s list BEFORE the event and turn up.

List of Races and Rules

The full set of rules and rules for 2023  is on the Challenge page. click here

Do you want to take part?

 

We will work out the groups after the first two races.

If you had your name down for Challenge 2022 and did more than one event we will automatically put you in for 2023 (let us know if you don’t want to take part in 2023). If you want to take part for the first time, please let one of the coaches know or contact us.

 

 

Dates to remember – additional news

 

Friday 10th March – STAFFORD HARRIER PRESENTATION NIGHT

It will take place at the Rugby Club. Booking is via our shop to pay and make your food selection.

Book Here

 

Showground Relays – 7:30pm Wednesday 14th June

The date and start time has been confirmed. On-line Entries are now open.

 

Staffs Knot 5 Mile or 2 mile fun run Wednesday 19th July

The date and start time has been confirmed. On-line Entries are now open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Membership renewal is now due

Renewals for membership of Stafford Harriers became due from 1st January 2023.

The success of our thriving club depends on the members, so please don’t let your membership lapse.

Fees for 2023

The club membership fee for Juniors and full-time students remains at £20.

However, England Athletics have raised their registration fee to £17 so seniors who wish to opt for the EA option will need to pay £47, for people that don’t run many races may want to consider Senior without EA which remains at £30

You can find details of the renewal process and membership fees on the membership page at www.staffordharriers.org.

If you have any queries about membership, please contact the Membership Secretary by e-mail at membership@staffordharriers.co.uk

 

 

Remaining Club kit from the Scimitar order

The committee have voted to remain with Tailored Branding as the supplier for all club kit. However, we have some remaining tops and vests from the Scimitar order which are available in the club shop.
 
Delivery will be via training nights — please leave a note which session(s) –as we need to transfer kit please don’t expect delivery in a few days.
 
Tom Davall holds the kits so why not join him on a sunday run and collect your order!!
 
The pictures shown are medium sizes for both top and vest.
 
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