Club News

This page has two parts. This weeks runs and club news articles. Scroll down to see the latest information.


All evening runners must ware High Vis Tops

Monday 14th

6pm Rowley Park Stadium

High Visibility Vest required for Improvers and Progression Group

Juniors, Improvers,  Progression New 2018 Route Ten: Newport Road, Prospect Road, Newport Road  9.78km (6.08 miles)

Tuesday 15th

6:15pm Riverway

High Visibility Vest required for all runners

Speed Session @ Riverway

Alternative Road Run (no leader) Route Eight: 6.1 Miles River, Radford Bank, Stockton Lane, Wildwood

Wednesday 16th

6pm Rowley Park Stadium

High Visibility Vest required for Improvers Road Run and Fast Run Groups

Improvers Speed, Improvers Road Run, Fast Road Run (7 minute per mile or faster!)

Thursday 17th

6:15pm Riverway

Route Nine: 7.5 Miles  Rangers, Crab Lane, town, river

8:00pm Club AGM @ Hockey and Cricket Club

Friday 18th

6:00pm Riverway

High Visibility Vest required for all runners

Improvers Road Run

Saturday 19th

Parkrun this week.


Sunday 20th

9:00am Traditional Chase (1.5 hour) run: meet at Marquis Drive
9:00am Short Chase (1 hour) run: meet at Marquis Drive
9:00am Social walk: meet at Marquis Drive

Local Races

Four Villages – Helsby

Club News

Reminder what is coming up

Due to the need to pay the venue we need payments in by 28th January.

Harriers Annual Presentation Dinner Dance, Friday 15th Feb @ Tillington Hall

Come and join us for Stafford Harriers Annual Dinner & Disco

On Friday 15th February 2019 from 7pm until Midnight

Presentation of awards & “Guest speaker” will follow after the dinner.

Tickets are limited so hurry and get yours, don’t miss out on a brilliant night.

Tickets Cost £ 26 per person – Open to both Members & Non-members, all welcome

Arrive by 7.00pm to be seated by 7.30 prompt, Carriages from Midnight

Please help support your club to make this event a success!!

See the attached form for details, menu & ordering

Return your form with payment to Lindsey Foster (or any committee member). Please make cheques payable to “Stafford Harriers”.

England Athletics CLUB RUN

Dear Harriers,


We have successfully been accepted to take part in the England Athletics CLUB RUN programme.

This supports coaches, leaders and club runners through a series of practical sessions delivered at our club.

This has been organised by the England Athletics National Coach Mentoring team for Endurance, the sessions will support clubs and their runners to achieve more by helping them work towards a specific event.


Session Dates;

  • Tuesday 22nd Jan; 6.15 -7.30pm @ Riverway Cricket Club
  • Saturday 9th Feb; 11.30 – 1pm @ Riverway Cricket Club
  • Saturday 2nd March; 11.30 – 1pm @ Riverway Cricket Club


Our Target Event is the Stafford Half on 17/3/19 (a very popular local race for our membership).

There will be 3 x sessions through Jan/Feb/March in a “Practical Workshop/Session” under the CLUB RUN scheme, attended by a Guest Coach.

  • Consist of 3 x Visits over 9-12 week period
  • Delivered by an England Athletics Coach mentor
  • Focus on helping club runners work towards a specific race
  • Includes endurance warm up & cool down
  • Includes the opportunity for informal discussion on key topics linked to training & race prep
  • Be progressive – Coaches, leaders & runners are encouraged to attend all 3 to get the most benefit.

Please see the attached flyer for more details …..

No need to pre-book, all levels and abilities welcome – please just turn on the day !

Please support your clubs initiative provided with the support of England Athletics.


Thanks & regards

Ian Hodkinson

Club Coach

Stafford Harriers

#Runandtalk – Feb 2019

During the week 2nd-8th February England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, are encouraging people to attend a #Runandtalk event to improve their mental wellbeing through running and to break down stigma associated with mental health by getting people to talk about it.

Stafford Harriers will be holding a planned #Runandtalk event on Friday evening 8th Feb (6pm) to coincide with the usual Friday night club run from Stafford Cricket Club. The run will be open to anyone including people that are not members of the club. The run will be suitable for all abilities to take part including those new to running. A great opportunity to invite family and friends.

Should you wish to support this event please contact Peter Williams or email us

For further details on #Runandtalk visit

Peter Williams
Mental Health Champion

Additional Information

What we are looking for is some volunteers from our Coaches & Leaders group to lead / assist in this event.

We may not get anyone, or may get lots – some may not be runners and some may be experienced.

But we need to have additional leaders available to cover all eventualities.

If nothing else, we can all join Colin on his normal Friday run…..

P.s. We are looking to have a small social gathering afterwards in the Cricket Club.

Please let me know if you can support this event?

Membership Fees 2019

Membership runs from 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019

The following membership fees for 2019 were agreed at the AGM in January 2018:

Over 70s – Free

Associate Members (non-runners) – Free

Juniors/Students – £20. All juniors and students will be registered with England Athletics.

Seniors Option 1 – £45. If you wish to be registered with England Athletics choose this option. You will need to be registered with England Athletics if you wish as a Stafford Harrier to enter races affiliated to England Athletics. This will include North Staffs cross country fixtures, Sutton Park relays, and the majority of road races.

Seniors Option 2 – £30. If you want to run with Stafford Harriers but do not intend to enter events affiliated to England Athletics choose this option. You will not be registered with England Athletics. If, however, at some point in 2019 you decide to enter an affiliated event you will either have to pay £15 to be registered with England Athletics or enter the event as an unattached runner and pay the appropriate levy. For some events, such as Parkruns, you do not need to be registered with England Athletics in order to compete.

All paid-up members of Stafford Harriers are covered by England Athletics insurance policy whether they are registered individually or not.

If you have any queries regarding any of the above please e-mail


To this end the following dates have been confirmed:-

17th Jan 2019 Club Annual AGM  8pm at Riverway Cricket Club

If you want to join the committee please email us or contact Darrren Mattocks

15th Feb 2019 – Annual Presentation Dinner @ Tillington Hall