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The St Albans Striders membership year runs from April to March each year, concurrent with the England Athletics membership year.
Worried you won't be good enough? Don't be! We welcome runners of all standards at any of our sessions. we even organise regular walking sessions and have pace groups to suit all abilities. Read about our normal club training sessions here. Or to find out about annual membership sign up to the website here.
Although new members are always welcome every week, we would encourage you to join us for Tea Night on the first Tuesday of the month, if you are coming along for the first time. You can join us for a cup of tea and a chat to ask any questions you may have. Email firstname.lastname@example.org first with a bit of background about your running.
Once a year we run a 6 week introductory course to the running club, we offer a rounded introduction to group led road runs, track sessions, hill training and more! Available to faster runners who want a gentle introduction into a running club, through to those who would like to increase their running distance or pace. But overall, fun based sessions and a very easy way to make friends. The Run with Striders course starts in May each year.
Registration with England Athletics is compulsory for runners who intend to represent their club in races conducted under UKA rules. These include many of the major and local road races and the Chiltern League cross-country events.
We therefore recommend that you register as a 1st Claim member when you join Striders, this option will include the annual EA fee.
This is open to British nationals resident in England and to foreign athletes who register as such with EA. Your EA membership will entitle you to reduced race entry prices and to run as a Strider in a club vest, appear in results listings as a Strider and be eligible for team prizes and county medals. Without EA membership you can, of course, still race in UKA events as an unattached runner.