Stafford Harriers: the friendliest running club in the area!

Welcome to everyone - members and interested visitors alike !

If you want to learn some basic information about the Club and perhaps join us for a training run, click on the NEWCOMERS link in the sidebar to the left.



 See here for details


A new group started on 22nd September.

There is still time to join in.


If you are 8yrs to 16 yrs old, see the Our Young Athletes page.


 WEEK AHEAD (27th Oct - 2nd Nov) 


Below are a list of offical club runs. 


Monday 27th


6.00pm Juniors and Improvers groups at Rowley Park. 

6.15pm New Complete Beginners at Rowley Park. 


Tuesday 28th


6.15pm Club Run Route Eight (Baswich/Wildwood)

Speed/Endurance session: Rowly Bank


Wednesday 29th


6pm Juniors and Craig's session Rowley Park

6.15pm Complete Beginners at Rowley Park. 


Thursday 30th


6.15pm Club Run Route Nine (Crab Lane)


Friday 31st 6pm


Improvers Group at the Cricket Club


Saturday 1st


National Cross Country Relays (Mansfield). Cars leaving club at 10.15am


Sunday 2nd


Local Race Flying Fox. (Harriers Challenge)


Club Runs.

Marquis Drive 9am (see Sunday runs for contacts).

Castlefields Park 9am





Please note for all Winter club road runs everyone MUST have high Viz tops.




The ballot for the London Marathon is sooner than we thought. Because of the deadlines we have to get our applications for club places in, the Ballot has to take place at the next committee meeting on Tuesday 4th November. So all rejection slips need to be in to the committee by the Sunday 2nd November. Please get them to any committee member or contact us through the website to let us know that you have one. Then we can get your name in the ballot and arrange to get the rejection slip.

We ask that you put you full name, date of birth and email address on the rejection slip in order that, if you are drawn out, the information can be sent off to the London Marathon.

We should have four places.


The rules for eligiblity are as follows.


1. You must have entered the London Marathon 2015 ballot and have a rejection slip. (No photocopies)

2. You must have been a fully paid up member of the Harriers for 12 months. (From date of Marathon)

3. You must have run races as a Harrier or helped out at Harriers races on at least 6 occasions in the last 12 months.

4. If your name was drawn from the ballot last year you are not eligible to enter the draw this year.




At the moment we have rejection slips from the following.


Craig Baxter

Ange Brookes

Shelley Burns

Maria Davies

Kev Darby

Phil Hilsdon 

Mark Oliver

London Marathon Trip

We now have details of the London Marthon one night trip organised by the County Staff Club. Please note that this is not a Harriers organised trip and runners from all local clubs are allowed to go. So if you want to go on this trip get in soon to avoid disappointment.


Below is a pdf of the application form. Fill it in and send it to the County Staff Club.

Marathon 1 Night at Brentwood
Adobe Acrobat document [33.9 KB]

Harriers International 2015



Back in 2009 and 2010 the Harriers made their way out to the Czech Republic to take part in the Prague Half Marathon. On both occasions only a small number ran the race but a great time was had by all. It is a fast flat course, the men’s record being 58.47 and the ladies 1.06.19.


After the recent success of trips to Madrid and Lisbon it has been asked to check out the possibilities of a return to Prague. So an initial costing has been made for a long weekend in Prague. Here are the details,


Flying from East Midlands with Jet2


Friday 27th March East Mids to Prague 09.00 arr 12.10

Monday 30th March Prague East Mids 20.35 arr 21.50


The Hotel is the one we have used in the past The Ibis Praha Old Town. This is an hotel right in the centre of Prague. Five minutes from Wenceslas Squre and within walking distance of many of the sights, bars, restaurants and close to the start and finish of the race.


The price at the moment works out at £285 per person in twin room on a B&B basis.

This does not include transport in Prague from airport to hotel and back or hold baggage or booking fees.

There is a £76 single room supplement.


This is only an initial costing and cannot be confirmed until rooms are held and flights confirmed.

A £100 deposit would be required.

If anyone is interested in this trip please fill in the form below. As soon as we have 15 showing an interest then we will start bookings. We have found in the past that the price on these trips does go up the longer it is left.


Check the helicopter view of this years race.


WARNING if you are in the office turn the sound down or off.



Please enter your details below if you are interested in coming along on the Prague trip next year. You are not committing to anything at this stage; we merely want to get a feel for the numbers. We will get in touch again shortly asking for deposits.

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This year we have a further International trip. This time it is to Dubrovnik Half Marathon from the 7th to the 14th of May 2015. The Hotel is the Hotel Croatia and it is costed at £631 per person for a twin room. Ten have already booked this holiday and there are still 3 twin rooms being held until the end of this week. Anyone interested please contact Graham Williams or contact us through the website.




Harriers T Shirts

Due to popular demand we have commissioned Harriers T shirts to compliment your singlets. They are the same high quality Ron Hill UK manufacture made with dri-fit material in the same Harriers colours.

 They are available in a range of sizes as follows.

 Ladies: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
 Men's: small, medium, large, XL, XXL


We have held the price at £13 which includes a Member's subsidy.

To reserve yours please email  or buy at Club runs onTuesday, Thursday, Sunday (Marquis Drive run) .

Apologies for any inconvenience but due to problems the past we must insist on receiving the money up front. Payment by cash, or cheque made payable to the Stafford Harriers.




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