About Us

History
Stopsley Striders jogging club was formed in 1982 from the embers of a local jogging course organised by local international athlete Tony Simmons.
We now have a membership of over 200, of all abilities. County champions to those who just run to keep fit or just to complete a fun run. Our main aim is to keep running fun and to enjoy ourselves.

When & Where
We meet at Inspire Luton Sports Village, Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 8DD on Monday and Thursday nights at 7:15 to start running at 7:30.
After any announcements our members split in to groups to run various speeds. After a run and a shower most members meet in the pub afterwards for a chat and perhaps to arrange a weekend run together.
Prospective members have one calendar month before joining, to decide whether Stopsley Striders is the club for them. The nightly attendance fee is £1, this includes a shower and meeting room hire.

The cost of affiliation to England Athletics (EA) is £14 (from 1st April 2017)
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Being affiliated gives you entry discounts (minimum £2) on UKA licensed road and multi-terrain events.
For more information about EA affiliation please click here.
Please note if you are not affiliated to EA you are not eligible for the clubs London Marathon places and also some regional cross country races.

Annual subscription, payable on the 1st of April of each year
  Affiliated to EA Not affiliated to EA
Exsiting Member £30 £16
New Member £40 includes club vest £26 includes club vest

CLICK HERE for membership form (MS Word)

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Coaches
We have several qualified coaches who take coached sessions on club nights. These sessions are aimed at improving the quality of your running. The coaches are also available to offer advice and write schedules.

Over the country.....
We are primarily a road and cross country club. During the winter we take part in Three Counties Cross Country league, a local cross league against similar clubs where we have enjoyed a degree of success. We also take part in all the regional and national cross country races.

.....and on the road
In the spring and the summer, most of our racing is on the road. We enter runners in all the county championships and have had many county champions. Many of our runners travel in groups to races further a field, such as the Great North Run and we also organise coaches to the London Marathon and other races for our members. Don't think we are a club for high flyers, we have all levels of ability and ages from 18 to over 70 years old.

Keeping informed
To keep up to date with what the club is doing, we have an email newsletter and a up to date
notice board as well as club night announcements.

Something to aim for
As you get better you can try for one of the many club standard badges which are available. These are given to runners who achieve certain levels of times within a calendar year.

 

Notice Board

All the latest news about whats happening in the club. More…

Message Board

Where you can post messages to be read by others. More…

Photo Gallery

Photos of Striders in action at various races. More…

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