Road Running

Springfield Striders members are very active on the road running scene, competing in races not just locally but all over the country and internationally, competing at major city marathons and even representing their country! There aren’t many local races that don’t have at least a couple of white and yellow vests on display.

You can plan your racing year using the events calendar and find shortcuts to race entries here

The club also holds a road race Club Championship for men and women which runs from January to December. Points are awarded in qualifying races with 50 points to the first male and female Striders to finish, 49 for second and so on. Any race, anywhere in the country, could be a qualifying race as long as there are 12 Striders finishing. For Club Championship races, (more details below), first place is awarded 100 points, 99 for second, etc. In these races there is no requirement for 20 finishers. The Championship table is updated after every race and can be found here.

Club Championship Races

A number of races — covering all the major distances, 5 miles, 10K, 10 miles, half marathon and the marathon — are selected as our Club Championships. The first male and female Strider finishing over each distance will be crowned Club Champion at the Annual Dinner Dance.

Events for 2023 are as follows

Club championship

  • Witham May Day 10 – 1/5
  • Halstead Marathon – 14/5
  • Southend HM – 11/6
  • Ingatestone 5 – 17/9
  • Langham 10k- 24/9

County championship races are

  • Carver Barracks Essex 20 – 5/3
  • Road Relays (part of grand prix) – 16/4
  • Halstead Marathon  – 14/5
  • Friday Night 5 – 23/6
  • Colchester 5k (trial for 2023) – 11/8
  • Pleshey HM – 10/9
  • Southend 10k – 1/10
  • Tiptree 10 – 8/10