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


The next group will start 22nd September


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


 WEEK AHEAD (15th - 21st September) 


Below are a list of offical club runs. 



Monday 15th 6.00pm


Juniors and Improvers groups at Rowley Park. 


Tuesday 16th 6.15pm


Club run Route Five (Doxey/Disused Railway line/Beaconside/Blackheath Lane)

Alternative Speed/Endurance Session Rowley Park


Wednesday 17th 6pm


Juniors and Craig's session Rowley Park


Thursday 18th 6.15pm


Club Run Punchbowl. Alternative Run Route Six (Canal Milford)


Friday 19th 6pm


Improvers Group at the Castle Car Park.




Local Races.


St Thomas' 7 (Harriers Challenge)

Sandbach 10K


Club Runs.

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

Castlefields 9am



Advanced Notice, from Friday 26th Sept our Friday runs will be from the Cricket Club not Stafford Castle.




Nottingham Half Marathon




Anyone interested in running this race Liz Stanyer has been given a number from someone who can't run it. Contact Liz or us through the website if you are interested. First come......




Thunder Run


There is a team of Harriers at the moment sorting out the clubs entry into next years Thunder Run. The date has not yet been confirmed but it should be the weekend of 25th/26th July 2015 going by this year's dates. Entries however have to be in by October and it sells out quickly.

On the side bar on the left of this page near the top there is a new page named Thunder Run 2015.

For more information about the weekend and entry form please have a look.


For now just click on the button below


Midlands Running Guide


Seems the Harriers are advertising the Midlands Running Guide. It's even in our colours.


Click on the cover to learn more about getting a copy.


Transport to cross country


The Junior Section have booked a coach for Winsford (27th Sept) and Leek (13th December) North Staffs Cross Country meets.


Any Seniors wishing to take advantage of this – please see the below details;







Anyone wanting to book seats – Please text or Email Ian Hodkinson (07703-687906 or or speak to him at training.


Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis, (PAY ON THE DAY) so confirm ASAP!!!



Cross Country Season 2014/15


It is September; summer is officially over, so now it's time to look forward to Cross Country Season.

This season we are unfortunately not entering a men’s team in the Birmingham Cross Country League. This is the first time that this has happened for as long as anyone can remember. It is doubly unfortunate as this year a Stafford Harrier, Graham Allen, is the President of the Birmingham League.


The North Staffs League kicks of with the first fixture at Winsford followed by Stafford Common, Park Hall and then Westwood High School Leek.


The club pay's all the fees for cross-country races so it is just a case of turning up and running. Give your name to Eddie Smith or Tracey Jones or contact us through the website. If you have never run cross-country come on and give it a go this year.


Here are all the dates for you to put in your diary/smart phone/tablet.


North Staffs League

Sat. 27th September Winsford, Cheshire.

Sat 25th October Stafford Common (We will need help with the course on the day)

Sat 15th November Park Hall

Sat 13th December Westwood High School Leek.


As well as the North Staffs Leagues we take teams to various Championships and these are all well worth a go.


Sat 4th October Midland Cross Country Relays. Aldersley Stadium Wolverhampton.


Sat 1st November National Cross Country Relays Mansfield.

After a great day out last year we already have enough interest for teams of juniors and seniors for this event. So get your names down to make sure you don’t miss out. (Closing date 10/10/14)


Sat 3rd January 2015 Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships. (Wolverhampton?)

Sat 24th January 2015 Midland Area Cross Country Championships Woolaton Park Nottingham.


Sat 21st February 2015 National Cross Country Championships Parliament Hill London.

Last time this was at Parliament Hill it was a Harrier day out on the train.








Footpath closures.


These will effect Summer Routes 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16


and Winter Routes 1, 7 & 15

They have closed the footpath by Asda and Riverway bridge.

So please use the Lichfield Road keep on the river side round the old planning office  to the river, under Riverway and past the SUN pub to Civic building (muster).


As work gets underway on the regeneration of Stafford town Centre all pathways surrounding the riverside site will be closed from Monday 7th July.

This will mean that available parking on the South Walls car park (opposite Staffordshire Place 1) will be significantly reduced, and in time this will also eventually close as work continues.

Work is now starting at Riverside following the demolition of the former Tesco car park on the opposite side of the river. In order for the work to be carried out safely, the footpath along Queensway will be closed, in addition to the path along the river next to the site and the pavement on the south side of South Walls.

Read more about the development  here. 




We had our 100,00th visitor on 14/12/2013 

Just click on the "Online Users'" link above for interesting stats about our visitors and where they are from.