Club sessions information

The Striders Tuesday Run

What : Five paced groups (target paces are 11:15, 10:15, 9:15, 8:15 and 7:15 min miles) led by UKA qualified Running Leaders, usually with a tail leader at the rear of each group.  We co-ordinate four stops so that you can move up or down groups during the course of the session. Our Tuesday sessions are a really good chance to get to know other club members, discuss training tips, etc. Ideal for a recovery run after a weekend race. The slowest group covers around 3-4 miles,  the faster groups cover proportionately higher distances so that the stops and end of the session match for most groups. Note that these sessions are not races and not competitive - the idea is to be paced at the target paces by the Running Leader and for you to chose a pace group that suits you and your level of fitness / ability and how you feel on the day. They are great for general training and you can definitely use them to push yourself if that is what you want to do.

Where: Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road, Stamford (or when the Football Team is playing at home we will run from The Cattle Market, which is just on the south side of Stamford Meadows - check on the day or day before under the Running with Striders menu). In the winter we run round Stamford, when the light allows we head out into the countryside.

When: Tuesday, 7pm

Thursday interval sessions 

Where: Uffington 
When: Every Thursday 
What: Structured and progressive timed-based interval and tempo sessions along a a grass track. These are great for building up strength and speed work. We also periodically do hill sessions based around Stamford

Our Thursday sessions are advertised through our private Striders training and coaching group on Facebook which is open to members. This is where you will see all updates relating to Thursday sessions on top of all sorts of coaching/ running lifestyle advice.  If you have been given access to the group, but are not on Facebook, then please look back on the  Thursday interval training for updates on any cancelled sessions/ changes of locations. 

The LSR - Long Slow Run

What: Longer distance run at a slower pace, often 9 - 15 miles with variations to suit individuals. Faster runners are encouraged to turn and run to the back of the group every so often, so that the group doesn't get too straggly. Long Slow runs are part of the bedrock for building endurance, especially for marathon training. 

Where: Usually Bath Row, Stamford (but please check on our Facebook page as this can vary).

When: Sunday, usually 9am (but times are generally confirmed on Facebook).

Friday steady runs **Not currently available- check back on website for more info** 

These are steady runs open to all members. Members can chose to run 1 or up to 3 x 5k loops around Stamford town, starting and finishing at a set point af half an hour intervals. These are great for building up general endurance and ticking off your aerobic/recovery run training sessions. 
When: every Friday at 6.30pm, or 7pm for the second 5k loop
Where: Car park off Empingham Rd Playing fields (100m down the road from the Danish Invader Pub) - but please check Facebook prior to each run as they may not always be on each week!
In the winter we also run Friday Moon Runs from time to time - head torches and high viz are essential as we head off out into the countryside - tremendous fun and these certainly add a new dimension to your running.