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 EventsOct24Thu7:15 pm Speed endurance session @ Hampson Park, Webb riseOct25Fri9:30 am Silver Striders daytime running ... @ Showground car park, opposite the football groundSilver Striders daytime running ... @ Showground car park, opposite the football groundOct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 amThe Silver Striders run on a route of approx 5 miles. We ensure we stay together by regrouping as required.Oct27Sun9:30 am Handicap 10K @ Ridlins stadium, Woodcock RoadHandicap 10K @ Ridlins stadium, Woodcock RoadOct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 amhttp://stevenagestridersrc.org.uk/handicap-10k-2019/Oct29Tue7:15 pm Speed endurance session @ Hampson Park, Webb rise7:15 pm Zero to 5k training @ Hampson Park, Webb Rise, StevenageZero to 5k training @ Hampson Park, Webb Rise, StevenageOct 29 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pmhttp://stevenagestridersrc.org.uk/zero-to-5k-training/