Stowmarket Striders
Running Club


The Stowmarket Striders club proudly have a number of UK Athletics qualified coaches who coach on a 4 week rota in teams of 3 or more as shown below.

The qualifications achieved by our coaches are supported and run through UK Athletics and the Amateur Athletics Association. This qualification combined with their experience of road running enable them to provide structured and quality training for the club.

If you have any questions regarding your training, fitness, nutrition or any other areas of running, then please feel free to speak with one of them during a club training night.

Chris Gladwell
Chris Starmer
Gemma Porch
Helen Cain
Jo Stephenson
Julia Baldwin
Les Basham
Mike Munson
Olwyn Clayden
Phil Rampley
Rachel Toogood
Steve Pretty
Stuart Green
Sue Garrod
Tucker Larke

Striders Tuesday’s Coach-led club training sessions are designed to reflect the seasonal changes in the typical race format throughout the year. 

This will give those members who like to race a chance to incorporate a more appropriate club training session within their training plans.

For those members who don’t like to race, then the sessions will still continue to provide a varied and challenging training session appropriate for all running abilities aiming to improve your fitness levels.

Training session focus will be to build strength and stamina. Prior to each period of training our Coaches will publish the session broad outline plan below.


The training for August to December will be based on the following sessions, (training may vary slightly according to the group and coaches discretion).

5th September Hills
12th September Interval Session
19th September 400's
26th September Tempo (1 mile Intervals)
3rd October Fartlek
10th October Hills
17th October Pyramids
24th October 800/1200's
31st October Interval Session
7th November 400's
14th November Tempo (1 mile Intervals)
21st November Fartlek
28th November Hills
5th December Pyramids
12th December 800/1200s
19th December Interval Session