Club News

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


Monday 20th

6pm Rowley Park Stadium

Juniors, Improvers, Progression Route:Route Seven: Two Waters Way (new bridge) 5.79 miles (9.32km)

6:15pm Rowley Park Stadium
Complete Beginners Week 6

Tuesday 21st

6:15pm Showground

This is to enable us to check the course is still ok &
encourage any runners / marshalls to familiarise
themselves with the event.

We would like other non-Tuesday regulars to join us to see the course etc…

We will be doing some interval / speed work – but we can
also cater for anyone who just wants to run the
course at their own pace.

6:15pm Riverway

Alternative Road Run (no leader)
Route 14  8.88 miles Blackheath Lane, Beaconside, Stone Rd, town

Wednesday 22nd

6:00pm Castlefields Car Park
Meet 6pm for 6:15pm start
5K Time Trial. This is open to advanced juniors and all adult members.

It replaces Rowley Park sessions.
This month it is also part of the Challenge 2019.

6:15pm Rowley Park Stadium

Complete Beginners Week 6


Thursday 23rd

6:15pm Chase Run from the White House

6:15pm Alternative Road run from Riverway
(no leader) number expected to be very low.

Route 15  7.51 miles Wolverhampton Rd, Hyde Lea, Ashflats, Silkmore Lane

Friday 24th

6:00pm German Cemetery

Improvers off-road Run

Next week: will be the Castle

Saturday 25th

The Cannock Chase Parkrun is cancelled this week due to a Cani-X event

The Isabel Trail run is still taking place for info

Parkrun this week


Sunday 26th

Local / National Races

Edinburgh Marathon

Club Run

9:00am Chase run

Meet at White House car park. The car park change is due to parking issues at Marquis Drive

Monday 27th

Bank Holiday

No Juniors or complete beginners groups.

6:00pm Improvers and Progression groups will run from Queens Retail Park.

(this is the one with Next and Matalan) we meet near Costa.

Club News

Showground Relays

The Showground Relay is nearly with us.

Stafford Harriers do you want to run in the event ?

If you already have a team you can enter on line now


If you don’t have a team but want to run then contact us or Ed Smith. He will put you in a team and enter it on line.

Payment in an envlope with your name on the outside, handed to any session leader, Ed or committee member.

Can you help on the 12th June ?

We still need people to help during the day to get everything set up and in the evening to make sure everything runs smoothly.

21 people so far have volunteered :-

Colin Mitchell, Leon Stringer,
Dave Marsden, Pete Williams,
Sarah Whyte, Austin Whyte,
Lindsey Foster, Paul Foster,
George Singh, Ed Smith,
Chris Skellern, Shirley Smith,
Jo Oliver, Ian Hodkinson, Gill Hodkinson,
Brian Langston, Brenda Langston,
Richard Crump (evening), Graham Williams,
Mark Bentley, Karen Murray

If you can help please email or via our Contact Us page




A good sized group did go for a night out to the Dog racing at Monmore Green on 18th May.It was really good value for money and a great night out for a laugh with fellow harriers, and we’re not racing for once!

Club survey

Thursday 16th May all adult club members who have provided us with an email address received a link to our first club survey. Your answers will help shape the future direction that the club takes.

If anyone hasn’t provided an email address and wants to take part in the survey, please email and a link will be sent to you.

Social Events


For the first time in the history of Stafford Harriers, we are looking to set up a tour around Lymestone Brewery in Stone on the evening of Friday, 20th September, exact time TBC.  The cost will be £15 per person, which includes a tour round the brewery, the open bar and the supper of beef and ale stew afterwards, plus crusty bread and butter.  The tour should provide a real and informative insight in to how real ale is brewed locally and a chance to sample a few pints at the same time, plus no work the next day (well for most!).  The tour is open to both men and women but we need to get an idea of numbers so a secure booking can be confirmed with the venue, therefore if you are interested in going, please let Mark Oliver know and provide him with a deposit of £5 (the venue have kindly requested we do this).

We appreciate a brewery tour is not for everyone, so a group are likely to be frequenting some of the local pubs around Stone at the same time, with the idea of all meeting up once the tour has finished. Again, please see Mark for more details and let him know if you are interested in coming along (or email



To this end the following dates have been confirmed:-