The Club is a sociable road and cross country running club, with a strong interest in Fell and Trail Running. It was formed in May 1985 and now has a membership of approximately 300, of both men and women from the age of 16 upwards.
We welcome runners of all abilities, from the complete beginner to the experienced runner wishing to compete in County and National Championships. We would welcome applications from disabled runners. The present membership ranges from those who only jog occasionally to improve their fitness to regular marathon runners and County Champions.
In addition to the regular training Tuesday & Thursday evenings, some members meet on 9.00am Saturdays at Blake's Wood, Danbury for an off road run. On Sundays during the winter months there is a 9.00am training run from the club as a build-up for a spring marathon.
In the winter, the club runs in three cross country leagues where participating clubs take turns to organise a race. Other club events take place through out the year.
The club is affiliated to the Essex Amateur Athletics Association, the South of England Athletics Association, Amateur Athletic Association of England and UK Athletics for Road, Cross Country and Fell Running. (Qualifying members to reduced race entry fees).
Through the club members receive details of all the local road and cross country races. Teams from the Striders run in the County, South of England and National Championships. The London Marathon is a major event in our year, with normally 50+ runners taking part and 100 supporters operating a Drink Station at 13 miles.
The the initial annual membership is £43 (which includes your club vest, and England Athletics affiliation fee) and £25 respectively in subsequent years, payable on the 1st April each year.
The club is run on an informal basis and in a friendly atmosphere with members staying for a chat and a drink after the Tuesday and Thursday evening runs.
If you would like to come along just turn up on a Tuesday or Thursday.
No one will press you to join the first few times you come!