About Us

NEWS - we are now open to new members as from 19th July, although we are not completely back to normal. Please click on the Join Now button at the top of the page. You will receive an information email when you join.

Whether you are already an experienced runner or just taking up the sport your local running club welcomes you.

The Club was set up in 1984 to cater for people interested in road running and cross country and we have grown to a club of over 400 some who are fast and race often, others who have just started and are looking for a sociable way to keep fit.

Membership is open to runners aged 18 or over of all abilities. We meet at least twice a week with training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Saturday / Sunday informal runs are often organised within the club as well.

We organise three local races, the Fred Hughes 10 in January, the Summer Solstice 10k in June and the St Albans Stampede in September. We participate in 3 local race leagues to which all members get free entry, the Mid Week Road Race League (Summer) and 2 Cross Country Leagues (Winter).

If you want to join us you are more than welcome. Check out our when we train page for times. Joining for current membership year costs £42 (which includes membership of England Athletics). You can train with others, learn new routes & meet new people. To find out more about joining please see the Joining Striders page.

Members enjoy -

  • Use of track and building on Tuesday evenings
  • Use of track building on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings
  • Free entry to cross country and mid week road league races
  • Free entry to county, regional and national cross country championships
  • Club races
  • 10% off at local sports shops
  • Regular social events