About

A little about us

We are a friendly, active running club open to all abilities of runners over 18. Training meets are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm at our home at Blackstones Sports and Social Club on Lincoln Road in Stamford.

Our members run both socially and competitively, in all disciplines, and at all levels. So, whatever your standard, come along and run with us, as there will always be someone to run with you.

Who's Who

Alan Hayes

Alan Hayes

Chairperson
"I joined Striders in 2008 having been running on my own for a year. I love the calmness and clarity of thought that running brings. The challenge to be the best I can (as an athlete and a person) is also irresistible - there's much more to this than chasing PB's."

Alison Marvel

Alison Marvel

Secretary
"I was born and bred in Stamford and have been running for about 7 years. I started off to get fit as I realised I was closer to 40 than I liked, but soon got the bug and within 3 years had run my first marathon. I have now done 4 marathons and am currently training for London this year."

"I am a UK Athletics Leader in Running and Walking and enjoy getting people started off running and then seeing them develop over the ensuing months and years. Running is a sport that you can enjoy wherever you are and without having to pay a great deal of money .... you just get out there and put one foot in front of the other. Come along and join us and who knows... maybe you will be bitten by the running bug too!"

Robin Ball

Robin Ball

Membership Secretary
"I started running at the end of April 2009 when I finally took up Strider Brian Kearsey's challenge. I thought I was fit - 4 sets of enthusiastic tennis no problem - but not having run for over 40 years my running limit was about 300 yards before stopping, chest heaving and legs like rubber."

"They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but at the age of 57, thanks to the 2009 beginners course & Striders I have had a fantastic first year of running - solo runs, lots of club runs and some races - rounding off year 1 with the London Marathon and starting year 2 with the Edinburgh Marathon. I love the sense of achievement and getting properly fit for the first time in my life. I love the mix of friendship, help and competition & wish I had discovered running years ago - I could have been good !!"

Brian Kearsey

Brian Kearsey

"I've been running for a long time having joined my first running club in London in 1960, the Crown & Manor (not a pub), -- surprisingly my former running coach is still active today in the same club having served a remarkably 56 years (a few years ago he was awarded rightly an MBE for his services to running). Needless to say I enjoy running both as a physical and emotional release valve despite the fact that in recent years I become more of a "plodder/back-marker in races" than a true runner/jogger -- but hey who cares!!"

"he Strider's is a great club for runners of all levels and I can highly recommend the Tuesday and Friday sessions. I am a committee member without portfolio (I'm sure they will find something for me to do soon!). Running is a fun sport so why not join?"

Mick Revill

Mick Revill

Kit
"Have been running about 15 years after retiring from Moto-X and Sidecar Grasstrack. I needed another challenge, my sister Sue suggested I should try running. Now I will do most events as long as it creates a challenge, the harder it sounds the better, but as I'm getting a bit older with a few more aches I've taken up photography to help me relax on those recovery days."

Suzanne Moon

Suzanne Moon

Publicity & Social Officer
"I got into running by joining the Striders' Tuesday night beginners group in 2009. Thanks to the support of this really friendly club I now take part in 10K races most weekends just for the fun of it - plus the occasional half marathon - and still love the banter of the Tuesday and Friday night training sessions. It's a seriously social sport!"

Nick Wells

Nick Wells

Race Director
"I got back into running in 2007 when I accepted the challenge to join my son in the Great North Run. The run itself was awesome but the lone running in preparation was a bit of a drag. Having bumped into the Stamford Striders at the Great Eastern Run that year I joined up and have been running with them, both socially and competitively ever since."

Algie Audas

Algie Audas

Coach & Comittee Member
"Born in Stamford, I have been running for almost 25 years both for social pleasure and competitive running. My favourite distances are Half Marathons and Marathons but run at all distances for the Striders. I am a qualified UK Athletics Endurance Running Coach and enjoy helping novices improve their running. Its a great sport to be in and you will make many new friends."