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 slightly larger number of senior runners.
The juniors train regularly at venues around Melton Mowbray under the guidance of our UK:athletics qualified coach John Robinson and several assistant coaches who are experienced athletes themselves. For more information about the juniors’ training sessions see the juniors page. Youngsters of all abilities from the age of 8 are welcome and all outdoor sessions are currently free of charge.
We have senior members spanning all ages, with the youngest in their late teens and 20s and eldest now in their 70s. 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!).
For more information, see the Seniors page, and if you would like to receive our regular newsletter then drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 around 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. 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. See the Events Diary page for listings of local races, and those further afield that usually have a Strider or two in attendance.
Please follow the appropriate link below to see more information about the club’s activities.