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Welcome to Steel City Striders Running Club – the friendliest running club in Sheffield. You don’t have to be a member to try out one of our training nights, but if you enjoy it, why not join the club?..........Click here to go to new members page>>
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About the club
Steel City Striders welcomes new members at any time of the year. The club welcomes runners of all standards from beginners to established runners. Although primarily a road running club with a strong presence in local road races, its members are also active in cross country and fell races. Formed in 1982 by a group of runners as a result of the first Sheffield Marathon, the club now has well over 200 members. How to join>> The club holds weekly training sessions at venues across Sheffield. It also organises a full programme of club events each year including the 10km Championship Race, the X-country Championship Race, the Road Race Championships, the Fell Race Championships, the Long Distance Strider, the Steel City Mile, the Sheffield Way Relay, the Dronfield Way Relay, the Curry Run and New Year's Eve Training Run. These are often combined with social events.
How to contact the Club
For enquiries regarding membership and attending a training venue Louis Wood. See also the club Membership Form for more details. For other enquiries contact the club secretary Norma Parkes. Alternatively just turn up at one of the training venues and join us for a run. See details of weekly training venues>>
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Main Road Training Sessions
Monday, Heeley Baths, 7.30pm
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Wednesday,Graves Tennis Centre, 7pm
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Main Track/Speed Sessions
Tuesday - Millhouses Park, 7pm
Thurs - Woodbourn Rd, Stadium, 6pm
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Team Striders
Team Striders is a concept aimed to try and promote a ‘Whole Club’ approach to participation in competitive events, irrespective of ability. See full details >>
Striders Club Vests
Club vests are available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes for both men and women priced at £8.50 each.. They can be purchased from club kit coordinator Eileen Ludlow. She can be contacted at the club training run on Wednesday evenings at Graves Tennis Centre, by email, or by phone (0114 2749867). You can ollect them from Eileen or have them posted (at an extra cost) - details from Eileen.
Gun times or chip times?
Following some confusion on this matter it should be noted that chip times aren't the official times so they don't count for records; they are just there for the runner's own benefit and interest. The official race time is the gun time. With that in mind the places and points for each event in the Road Race Championships and the Fell Race Championships are decided on the gun times and positions. Similarly club records should be the gun times.
 
Latest postings on this website...
Striders 10km Race - Yorkshire Bridge, 7.30pm
Friday 6th June 2014
**New Date**
Striders results from races in March...posted 16th April 2014
Striders results for the Great North West half marathon, Cloud 9 Hill Race, Mickelden Starddle Fell Race, Norton 9, Trafford 10km, Souith Yorkshire half marathon, Bath half marathon, Gainsborough & Morton 10km have been posted.....see results>>
Striders results from races in April...posted 14th April 2014
Striders results for the 1st South Yorkshire 5 mile race series and the London marathon have been posted.....see results>>
Striders 10km Race - date changed again!......posted 10th April 2014
This year's club 10km race will now take place on Friday 6th June starting at the damhead at the Bamford end of the Ladybower reservoir. This is the same venue as the last few years and is a short jog from the Heatherdene car park. ...... see full details and a map of the course>>
South Yorkshire 5 mile Race Series - second race......posted 10th April 2014
The next race in the South Yorkshire 5 mile Race Series takes place on Wednesday 23rd April. The start is near to the Three Merry Lad, Lodge Moor, Sheffield at 7pm. The series consists of four 5-mile races held on Wednesday evenings during the late spring and early summer months. The cost of the race numbers are £7 but this is met from club funds...see more details>>
Tuesday Track Sessions......posted 7th April 2014
Details of the Thursday track sessions starting in Millhouses Park through to June 2014 have now been posted...... see more details>>
Thursday Track Sessions......posted 3rd April 2014
Details of the Thursday track sessions at Woodbourn Road through to October 2014 have now been posted...... see more details>>
2014 Road and Fell Race calendar.....posted 3rd March 2014
The 2014 local race calendar has been comprehensively updated and posted .... see full details>>
Sheffield half marathon post race lunch and beer .....posted 1st March 2014
The upstairs room at the Fat cat on Alma Street has been booked for Striders to enjoy a post race lunch and beer, the food will cost £5 each.More details to follow.
Striders Fell Race Championships 2014 - dates......posted 1st March 2014
The dates and events for the year's club Fell Race Championships are as follows: 26th Jan - Tigger Tor; 16th March - Wolf's Pit; 27th April - Kinder Downfall; 6th May - Burbage Skyline; 12th June - Grindleford; 16th July - Bamford Carnival; 1st August - Salt Cellar; 7th September - ExTerminator; 12th October - Windgather; and 9th November - Leg it round Lathkil.....see full results>>
Other recent postings on this website...
Striders events calendar 2014.....posted 28th February 2014
Events arranged for this year include the club 10km race, the club X-Country Race, the Dronfield Way Relay, the Sheffield Way Relay, the Salt Cellar Fell Race, the New Year's Eve Training run and the Mid-Summer Madness Weekend. Dates for most of these events have been announced... see calendar of event>>
Striders Long Distance Strider 2013 (corrected).....posted 28th February 2014
The final positions in the Long Distance Strider have been posted. Paul Stuart & Andy Buck finished in first and second position respectively in the men's competition whilst Carol Beattie & Helen Calder finished first and second in the womens competition. Note also that the parkruns have been excluded this year.......see full results>>
Striders Road Race Championships - dates for 2014......posted 25th February 2014
The first race in the 2014 Striders Road Race Championship is the Norton 9 which takes place on Sunday 2nd March. The remaining races have been posted....see full details for this year's championship>>
Membership Subs now due......posted 2nd February 2014
The club club membership subs are now due. Please ensure that you have a standing order in place or arrange to pay club membership secretary, Stewart Robinson, promptly. Under current UK Athletics rules any member that doesn't renew by 31st May will not be registered with UK Athletics..... see full details>>
Mid summer Madness Fell Racing Weekend.....posted 27th January 2014
The club is planning a weekend away in Hebden Bridge for the Midsummer Madness Fell Racing weekend (Fri 20 - Sun 22 June). There is a choose of three races over the weekend (all three for a tenner): Fri evening = Wickenden Hill Whizz - short and steep; Saturday = Reservoir Bogs - 8 miles and 1500 feet, some navigation involved; Sunday = Tom Titiman - 4 miles, short and fast. See the website for full info: http://www.cvfr.co.uk/races/midsummer-madness/ 
There will be plenty of time to mooch round Hebden Bridge and races aren't so too long that they can't be managed after a few drinks the night before! Accommodation options are either: camp at this place http://riverdenebunkhouse.co.uk/ basic but peanuts at £15 per person for whole weekend if we fill it. Or some more luxurious options but nothing available that can fit us all in. Social Secretary Rowena can book one of the first two options if people are interested or people can sort it out for themselves. Please let event organiser Rowena if you're keen or with any questions or see the events tab if you are on Facebook. Also let her know your thoughts regarding acoommodation too as we will need to move fast if we want to book the bunkhouse!
Percy Pud 10km - race report......posted 7th December 2013
Andy Ward (Clowne Road Runners) won the 2013 Percy Pud 10km race for the fifth successive year. Nearly 1,800 runners finished the race in near perfect race conditions..... see report and photos>>...see race results>>
Club kit available for sale.....posted 20th September 2013
If you are planning to compete in the forthcoming South Yorkshire X-Country races you will need to wear club kit. Club vests are available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes for both men and women priced at £8.50 each.. They can be purchased from club kit coordinator Eileen Ludlow. She can be contacted at the club training run on Wednesday evenings at Graves Tennis Centre, by email, or by phone (0114 2749867)
Qualified coaches within the club ......posted 13th April 2013
In early march a group of club members attended a ‘leadership in running fitness’ course which is organised by England Athletics. This means that we now have more than 10 trained coaches and leaders within the club. The newly qualified leaders are Phil Howson, Alistair Lawson, Pete Lusby, Tom Nuggent, Kevin Rains, Tristan Swain and Louis Wood. Look out for them on your training sessions.
 
Percy Pud 10km Race
South Yorkshire 5-Mile Series 2014
● Wednesday 9th April
Oxspring, near Penistone, 7pm
●Wednesday 23rd April
Lodge Moor, Sheffield, 7pm
●Wednesday 30th April
Low Bradfield, Sheffield, 7pm
●Wednesday 14th May
Worsbro' Mill, near Barnsley, 7pm
Forthcoming Striders Club Events

● Friday 6th June 2014
**New Date**
Striders 10km Race
Yorkshire Bridge, Bamford, 7.30pm
● Fri 20th - Sun 22nd June 2014
Mid-Summer Madness Weekend
Hebden Bridge
●Friday 1st August 2014
Salt Cellar Fell Race
Fairholmes, 7.00pm
●Sunday 21st September 2014
Sheffield Way Relay
Attercliffe, 8.00am
●Sunday 21st September 2014
Sheffield Way Ultra Race
Attercliffe, 7.00am

Striders Road Championships 2014
The Striders Road Championships is a series of nominated races through the year in which club members are competing against others from within the club.

Points are gained according to the respective finishing positions relative to other Striders in the same age/gender category. Dates of races:
●Sunday 2nd March:
Norton 9

●Sunday 16th March:
South Yorks half marathon

●Sunday 6th April:
Sheffield half marathon

●Wednesday 23rd April:
South Yorkshire 5 (Lodge Moor)

●Wednesday 30th April:
South Yorkshire 5 (Bradfield)

●Wednesday 14th May:
South Yorkshire 5 (Worsbro Mill)

●Wednesday 21st May:
Askern 10km

●Friday 6th June:
Striders 10km

●Sunday 6th July:
Chesterfield Spire 10

●Wednesday 16th July:
Doncaster Town 5km

●Sunday 10th August:
Askern 10

●Sunday 5th Oct:
Cusworth Hall 10km

●Sunday 26th Oct:
Worksop half marathon
●Sunday 23rd Nov:
Barnsley 10km

●Sunday 14th or 21st Dec:
Bolsover 10km
Striders Fell Championships 2014
The Striders Fell Championships is a series of nominated races throughout the year in which club members are competing against others from within the club.
Points are gained according to the respective finishing positions relative to other Striders in the same age/gender category. Dates of races::
● Sunday 26th January
Tigger Tor (BM)
● Sunday 16th March
Wolf's Pit (AS)
● Sunday 27th April
Kinder Downfall (BM)
● Tuesday 6th May
Burbage Skyline (BS)
● Thursday 19th June
Grindleford Fell Race (CS)
● Wednesday 16th July
Bamford Carnival (BS)
● Friday 1st August
Salt Cellar Fell Race (BS)
● Sunday 7th September
ExTerminator (AL)
● Sunday 12th October
Windgather (BL)
● Sunday 9th November
Leg it round Lathkil (BM)