Club sessions information

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The Striders Tuesday Run

What : Four paced groups (target paces are 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 fastest , the faster groups cover proportionately higher distances so that the stops and end of the session match for all groups. Note that these sessions are social easy runs, they 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.

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

Tempo sessions 

What: Tempo sessions are usually held from September to April each year. They comprise of timed intervals ran at an assortment of paces (From 5k to Marathon pace) with either static or jogging recovers, and are great for developing speed and fitness. The benefits of tempo runs can be felt in all distances and as a club, we encourage our runners to do at least one of these a week. 

When? 7pm on Thursdays from September to April time.
Where? Usually the Empingham Road playing fields, along with the Cedar Road/Oak Road and Arran Road half a mile loop. 

Hill / Winter Interval Sessions

What: Structured effort sessions of either hard interval work or hill work, designed to give you that extra boost of speed when you most need it in a race. Come along, run at your own level, and you'll soon start to notice the difference in your times. A sure way to improve your PBs. Our interval work is usually on a ad-hoc basis in the winter months and is usually fitted around our tempo sessions (See above). 

Where: First Drift, Wothorpe, Queens Walk, Stamford, Roman Bank, Stamford, and in the summer we meet at Borderville and run out to Gypsy Meadows off Ryhall Road, Stamford. 

For interval sessions, we meet at Cedar Road, Stamford, and Empingham Road playing fields. (locations can vary so check our Facebook page!) 

When: Thursdays, 7pm From late summer to Spring. (September to April time). 

Spring/Summer grass track sessions 

Where: Copthill School, Uffington 
When: Late April to August 
What: Structured and progressive interval sessions along a 300m measured track. These are great for building up strength and speed work. Particularly to compliment your summer 5k-10k training, 

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).

Other Activities

Many Striders enter races - you will quite a few of us at local races, especially our Club Championship events, but also further afield.

In the winter we run 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.