Everyone can run and the hardest part is just making that initial effort. So whether you are already a runner looking to improve or somebody who is completely new to running and just wants to give it a try, you can be sure you’ll find a warm welcome with the Striders. In order that we can achieve the best running experience for everyone we have identified the following three levels that we use for grouping runners at some sessions:
Beginner or Social - Intermediate - Main (or Fast)
For more details you can contact us by completing the form on the Contact Us area of the website. Alternatively please feel free to turn up and run with us at one of our training sesssions detailed below. All regular Club training sessions start from the Canal Basin Car Park, (Tom Brad's Croft) Whaley Bridge.
Runners from all the three separate groups, beginner(or social), intermediate and Main (or top). Runs last anything from 45 minutes to 1hr 15 minutes.
Thursday (7:00pm) - See the Message board for latest information. Link under members area at top of page.
Similar to Tuesday night, but mainly intermediate and beginners/social, consisting of either runs out or special training sessions similar to the occasional hill and speed sessions. Details posted on the message board.
A table of who is out leading on a thursday can be seen by clicking HERE. Note you can add yourself to this list at any time a mobile phone app is also available.
Some sessions may not happen due to the main mid-week racing season from roughly april to september. (see links above)
This is a session for our beginners and intermediates. Runs can last from 45 minutes to about 1hr 15minutes, It’s a great session for those wanting their first introduction to running.
Sunday (9:00am) - Times Can vary... check message board see link under members area above.
This is a long Sunday morning run lasting anything from 1½hrs to 3hrs. Run at a slow pace, it’s a great way of building your stamina. Open to all abilities.
Occasional and Seasonal Training Sessions
During the Autumn or Winter and on occasions at other times of the year extra special training sessions (hill and speed) may be held. Details of these sessions and where they start from will be posted on the Message board. Usually on a Wednesday at the normal time. See message board link under Members area at the top of the page.
Summer Away Runs: During the lighter months from Spring to Autumn we do monthly away runs. These start at a pub or car park away from Whaley Bridge. Not too far away and still easy to get to. Afterwards we usually meet up and have a little get-together. Details of when and where these take place and possible car sharing options are posted on the message board.