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About The Club

Stilton Striders was formed back in 1982 and the club and its members have been jogging and running ever since. We have a thriving junior section of around 40 young athletes and a similar number of senior runners.

The juniors train regularly at venues around Melton Mowbray (indoors and outdoors) under the guidance of our UK:athletics qualified coaches Diane Underwood and Richard Cox, and several assistant coaches who are experienced athletes themselves. For more information about the juniors' training sessions contact Diane Underwood (see contacts page). Youngsters of all abilities are welcome.

We have senior members spanning all ages, with the youngest in their 20s and eldest in their 60s. And we have members who run for fun and to keep fit, as well as those who train to compete with the very best athletes in Leicestershire.

If you're unsure about whether joining a club is for you, do come along and join in one of our Wednesday night training runs in Melton and find out more about us. We are a friendly club, prepared to help and encourage new runners to achieve their goals, be it improved fitness or a particular race target. Please always remember we were all once new and inexperienced runners ourselves so never hesitate to ask advice (we like it!).

The seniors meet at the Sports Hall at the King Edward VII Upper School every Wednesday evening to set off for our club run at 7.00 pm. We have a notice board outside the Sports Hall where we display the route for the Wed night run around Melton (as well as the latest club news). Usually between 20 and 30 runners join in these sessions and we set off together for a fairly sociable 10 min warm-up run and chat. We then split up into several groups to allow runners to train together at a level appropriate to their ability and fitness, and we try to ensure that the groups stick together so that no runner is left to run alone. We typically aim to run for between 40 and 60 mins. We recommend that reflective clothing is worn during the winter evening runs.

Showers are available at the Sports Hall and many runners stay for a drink and a chat in the bar (some just skip the run and head straight for the bar!). In addition, members often arrange to meet up on Sunday mornings for longer runs. It's always easier to force yourself out of the door when you know a fellow runner is doing the same. During the summer evenings we occasionally meet up at village pubs around Leicestershire and Rutland for runs along splendid country roads, bridleways, and footpaths, sometimes incorporating club events such as handicap races.

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And if you really get hooked, then competitive running may be the thing for you. The club competes in the Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL), which comprises five winter races (January to March) and six summer races (June to September) over distances ranging from 5 miles to half marathon. The LRRL races are hosted by running clubs around Leicestershire, in 2006 our Chris Ingram memorial 10K featured as the final race. Of course, there are many other races around the UK that our runners compete in throughout the year. Over the winter we compete in the Derby Runner Cross Country League to give our runners the option of a more challenging alternative to the usual winter road running.

The club is affiliated to England Athletics with the membership year running from 1 April to 31 March. All members and volunteers must be registered. Should you wish to join the Striders, senior membership (below) entitles you to:

Use of the King Edward VII Upper School Sports Hall facilities.
Associate membership of Melton Rugby Club (for use of sports centre bar).
Reduced race entry fees as an affiliated runner.
10% reduction on purchases at most running shops
Insurance while you travel to, run and return from races and club runs.
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Club Sessions

7 pm - run from the Sports Centre at the King Edward VII School in Melton Mowbray (a group also run from various pubs in the surrounding villages at the same time during summer months - see website for details).
4 Feb 2023
Rauceby Ripper
5 Feb 2023
Charnwood Hills Race
East Midlands XC Colwick Woods
12 Feb 2023
Stamford Striders' St Valentine 30K
East Midlands XC West Park Long Eaton
26 Feb 2023
Leicestershire Half Marathon
Leicestershire Half Marathon
Stilton 7 - Winter LRRL
4 Mar 2023
Belvoir Challenge 26
5 Mar 2023
Oundle 20
12 Mar 2023
19 Mar 2023
Kibworth 6 - Winter LRRL
26 Mar 2023
East leake Triathlon
2 Apr 2023
Belvoir Half Marathon
Rutland Spring Half Marathon
16 Apr 2023
Leicester 10k April
20 Apr 2023
Big bear badger challenge
21 May 2023
Outlaw Half Nottingham
Outlaw Half Nottingham
West End 8
3 Jun 2023
Nene Valley Trail Run
4 Jun 2023
Swithland 6
8 Jun 2023
Chase The Sun Leicestershire 5k, 10k & 10 Mile
10 Jun 2023
Market Harborough Carnival 10K
24 Jun 2023
Tough Mudder Midlands (15km)
Rutland 10km
25 Jun 2023
Prestwold 10K
Dambuster Triathlon - standard distance
Dambuster Triathlon - sprint distance
9 Jul 2023
Desford 5 - LRRL

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Runner 5k 5mi 10k 10mi HM Mara WAVA
Rich963 18:57 31:46 39:49 1:08:58 1:28:39 3:11:22 69.33
MikeyB 22:03 35:39 44:32 1:17:13 1:40:02 4:36:58 65.90
cam2 24:26 - 51:53 - 1:57:36 - 57.74
Shaun2000 - - - - 2:12:18 - 44.18
madmossy - 31:30 - - - - 80.36
mustspeedup - 41:36 48:58 - 1:52:20 4:38:52 67.76
Runner Event Date Time
2mi 32:09
0.8mi 12:48
3.1mi 30:35
0.8mi 12:05
3.3mi 31:34
3.1mi 23:44
0.9mi 12:04
15.6mi 1:05:11
2.3mi 38:24
6.3mi 1:01:11
2.5mi 46:18
2.1mi 52:50

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