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 Starmer (C)
Chris Gladwell (C)
Les Basham (C)
Olwyn Clayden (C)
Sue Garrod (C)
Stuart Green (C)
Jo Stephenson (C)
Julia Baldwin (C)
Gemma Porch (C)
Phil Rampley (CA)
Mike Munson (CA)
Rachel Toogood (CA)
Helen Cain (CA)
Steve Pretty (CA)
Tucker Larke (CA)
Becky Jack (CA)
Paul Heeks (CA)
Andrew Long (CA)
Phil Green (CA)

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.


7.00pm  - we offer a structured training session on a Tuesday night, starting at 7.00pm which is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please just turn up at the clubroom and introduce yourself to the session Coaches.


6.30pm - Social Trail Runs (May to early September) - please see our Summer Trail Run Diary


6.30 - 7.30pm    A 1 hour social run with fellow members. Sessions distance and pace vary according to attendees and will be tailored to cater for all present. 

7.30 - 8.30pm    Coach led threshold/tempo session. Great for improving endurance and stamina; race preparation or general improvement.


Winter-only Cross Country training at Haughley Park starts 7th October 2018 - 9.00am to 10.00am when there is neither a cross country race nor club event. Meet just inside the main gate at 8.55am latest.

You can view the training schedule here



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

19th June Hills
26th June Interval Session - all groups
3rd July Club Championships
10th July Hills
17th July Club Championships
24th July 400's
31st July Fartlek
7th August Club Championships
14th August 800/1200's
21st August Pyramids - Mixed groups
28th August Club Championships
4th September Tempo
11th September Fartlek
18th September Hills