Thinking Of Running With Us

Stopsley Striders are always pleased to welcome new members, whether you are a beginner or experienced athlete.

We meet at Inspire Luton Sports Village, Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 8DD on Monday and Thursday in the Function Room, on the first floor of the Inspire Sports Centre, from 7.15pm with club notices at 7.30pm prior to going out running.

For new runners to the club, we offer a calendar months attendance without asking you to commit to the club. This gives you the opportunity, over a maximum of eight visits, to make sure the club suits you. After the month, that is when we ask you to commit to the club, and complete the membership form.

Each club evening costs £1.50 This goes towards paying for the meeting room and your use of the facilities at the centre, changing rooms and showers. The subs are collected by someone at a desk at the front of the meeting room. If you mention to them that you are new to the club, then they will try to match you to a group that will run at a similar pace and distance to you. These groups aren't set in stone, so feel free to ask around (just make sure you ask how far they are planning on running that night).

We have quite a wide range of groups of runners - but most of the groups usually run for somewhere between 30-60 minutes. You must be 18 or older to run with us. On the last Monday of each month we have a  Beginners Welcome Night. The only real difference between Monday and Thursday evenings is that we usually have a coached structured session (what some may call 'speedwork') on Thursdays that people can take part in if they want to.
Quite a few people just continue to do their own runs on Thursdays.

The club does not have a minimum fitness requirement for you to want to run with us but we do recommend that you can jog for 30 mins without stopping!
We do if you are interested have an annual 12 week beginners course that is around the beginning of May, so watch this space!
If you would like to learn how to run from scratch in the meantime we would like to recommend the following to you

We look forward to welcoming you soon to Stopsley Striders!

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us a email and Zena will contact you personally.

If You Decide to Join Us
The cost of affiliation to England Athletics (EA) is £14
Being affiliated gives you entry discounts (minimum £2) on UKA licensed road and multi-terrain events.
For more information about EA affiliation please click here.
Please note if you are not affiliated to EA you are not eligible for the clubs London Marathon places and also some regional cross country races.

Annual subscription, payable on the 1st of April of each year
  Affiliated to EA Not affiliated to EA
Exsiting Member £30 £16
New Member £40 includes club vest £26 includes club vest


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