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Stopsley Striders

County Affiliation: Bedfordshire



Stopsley Striders jogging club was formed in 1983 from the embers of a local jogging course organised by local international athlete Tony Simmons. We now have an average membership of 180, 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.

We have 15 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 the 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 afield, 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 16 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. We also have many entry forms for various events.

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 calender year.

Club Championship & Time Trials
During the road race season, the club also organises club championship within local events, championship distances are from 5km through to the marathon. We also organise time trials which take place on club nights.

Club Training Sessions

Mondays at 7:30pm
Groups of varying abilities meet to go for a run from the Regional Sports Centre, St Thomas Rd, Luton

Thursday at 7:30pm
As on Monday and also coached speed sessions or hill training.

Leagues Competed In

  • Three Counties Cross Country League

  • Annual Club Promotions

    The fixtures below are intended as an indication of events which are regularly promoted by Stopsley Striders. However all good things come to an end, so please make contact with the club to establish that this event is taking place this year, and confirm the exact date.

    Middle of June
    Ladies 5k Race

    First Sunday in December
    Luton Marathon and Three Stage Marathon Relay

    Diary Of Events

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