Welcome to the Stevenage Striders website!
The Stevenage Striders Running Club (SSRC) is a road running club formed by local runners who were keen to encourage other runners to run and have fun. We know that joining and running with running clubs can sometimes be a little intimidating. At Stevenage Striders we first and foremost want members to enjoy their running. This may lead to running in races, improving race times and furthering your running. However, if that doesn’t fit with a member’s personal running objectives then so be it!! The diversity of runners within the club enriches it and we value all members.
The club training sessions are held at 7:15pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Details of the sessions are contained within our training diary. We generally meet in the car park in Hampson Park. The postcode is SG1 5QU. This gives us easy access to the wide network of cycleways in Stevenage. Once a month on Wednesday we train on the athletics track at Ridlins, Woodcock Road.
We also get together on a Sunday morning for a longer (slower) training run. This usually covers a distance of at least 7 miles, with options to run up to 10 – 11 miles. The runs are social, with regular regrouping so that we stay together and support each other. The meeting point and routes for the Sunday runs vary each week and use a combination of road and off road routes in and outside of Stevenage. Details can be found on the club training diary.
Our training sessions use a combination of traditional interval training, fartlek runs and steady/tempo training. Our interval training has a twist!!! Conventional interval training often uses periods of fairly static recoveries. At the Striders we use active ‘roll on/roll off’ recoveries. More beneficial and less risk of causing injury.
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Upcoming EventsNov21Thu7:15 pm Lamppost hills @ Fairlands valley, main car park, six hills wayLamppost hills @ Fairlands valley, main car park, six hills wayNov 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pmOur favourite hill session! Meet in the main car park at Fairlands valley lakes, six hills way. We will warm up and then complete a series of lamppost based hill repeats in Kenyan style.Nov24Sun8:45 am Sunday training run – split run ... @ budgens car park, Great Ashby wayNov26Tue7:15 pm 20:20 out and back tempo session @ Hampson Park, Webb Rise20:20 out and back tempo session @ Hampson Park, Webb RiseNov 26 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pmOur 20:20 tempo run is a great way to practice pacing and in particular understanding what your tempo pace is. It is suitable for all abilities.