Joining Striders

Who can join Striders ?

There are really only two things that you need to be able to apply to become a Stamford Strider

    1    Be over 18 to join the main club or between 9 and 18 to apply to join our Junior Striders.

    2    Be able to run or want to run - you don't have to be fast or an athletic mega-star.

There is actually a third thing you need, and that is the desire to run with other runners.  We hold various social events through the year which are open to club members.

There is no requirement to attend any specific number of training sessions or events. You may wish to turn up quietly and run with us, or be a non-running social member.

Please note that the rest of this page is related to anyone aged 18 or over, for details of joining Junior Striders please have a look at Junior Striders  


What do I do first ?

The best way to see if you like us  is to come along and run as a guest on a Tuesday training session or two. You need to be able to run around 5 miles at a pretty modest pace (between 10 and 11-minute miles, or taking about 1 hour to do 5 miles with stops to catch your breath). If you don't run at all at the moment then the best thing to do is to come along to our free 10-week Beginners' Course which we run from May each year.

How do I apply to join Striders ?

Pretty easy - simply fill in our application form and bring it along with your subs on a running night. Cash or cheque are fine, but please bring everything in a sealed envelope. Very soon we will be moving to on line membership and subs payments. For now you can get the form by clicking this link

How much does it cost ?

Subs for a year or part year are £20 - yes that's all it costs. We don't do split years but we don't charge a joining fee either.  If you want personal UKA competitive registration then there is an extra £15 to pay - which we pass on in full to the UKA.

What happens next

We hold committee meetings on the second Thursday of most months, and one of our tasks is to approve new applicants into the club. 

Once you have handed in your form and subs then keep coming along. We will let you know about your application as soon as we have considered it at committee.

Any questions please ping an e-mail to Membership Secretary

Robin Ball
Membership Secretary
Stamford Striders