Road Running & Cross Country
Our aim is to be friendly and welcoming, and to give everyone the chance to enjoy and improve their running and make new friends. Seniors can do Cross Country and Road Runing; Juniors can do Cross Country only. If you decide that we are the club for you click on the Join Us button on this page.
We are based at Stratford Sports Club, Swans Nest Lane, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7LS
Club membership gives you membership of the Stratford Sports Club as well as Stratford upon Avon AC, and this includes parking and use of the excellent facilities at any time.
Main club night is Wednesday at 7.15pm starting at the Sports Club. This is usually a social run and there are several groups heading out at different speeds and standards.
On this night there is what we call a chaperone group – one of the more experienced members goes out with any prospective new members, those who have just joined, and anyone else who would like to come. The objective here is to make sure that new members get looked after, run at the right speed and distance for their ability and to get to know others of their ability before moving on into other groups.
In addition there are coaching groups. The club has a coach, who takes a group every two weeks out for some more specific training. This is entirely optional, but it’s a great way to improve your running and its lots of fun too. The groups are organised roughly according to ability, and again you get to know when your day for coaching is.
On Monday nights there is a weekly track session at 7pm.
This is based at Stratford High School, Alcester Road CV37 9DH
It is a coached session for everyone of all abilities, speeds and fitness levels.
The sessions vary each week, but they are designed to improve everyone. They are fun and you will learn lots about running and your own performance.
For Juniors there is weekly endurance training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Stratford High School. More info…
Socially the Club does some random things like quizzes, social runs from time to time, and every week some members stay for a drink after their run. Food is available from here – it’s very good and not too expensive. You have to order it before your run though, and specify a time you want to eat.
Competitively as a Club we take part in various team events which you can get involved in if you want to – it’s entirely up to you. See the links on this page for details. There is a huge variation of the events and competitions that club members do from Race for Life to Marathon Des Sables, Cyclo -sportives to Iron Man Triathlons, you name it, its been done in yellow and black! Come and join in!