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Stourbridge Running club are a friendly club based at the Stourbridge War Memorial Ground (also home to Stourbridge Football Club and Stourbridge Cricket Club) on the A491 in Amblecote.  We meet there to run every Monday and Wednesday at 6.45pm.

After running on a Wednesday evening we use the Cricket Club bar which is a good place to meet the runners in other groups, to find out what races are happening locally and to make new friends.  There is food on offer!  In the summer months our training runs take place as much as possible off-road but in the winter we generally run around the local streets.

 

Pace Groups

On a Monday and Wednesday we usually split up into around 6 pace groups, for example:

Beginners (at a pace to suit the abilities of those present)

Inbetweeners (about 12 minute per mile pace)

Steady (about 10 minute per mile pace)

Intermediate 3 (about 9 minute per mile pace)

Intermediate 2
(about 8.5 minute per mile pace)

Intermediate 1 (about 7.5 to 8 minute per mile pace)

Fast (6-7 minute per mile pace)

Most Wednesdays there are also groups aimed specifically at speed or hill training; normally led by Joan Clarke.

 

New Members

If you are interested in coming along, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01384 823857 or simply turn up on a Monday or Wednesday.

A map centred on the entrance to the ground can be found here

 

If approaching from the Stourbridge direction, leave the ring road by following signs to Dudley then as you rise up the hill continue past the church, through the traffic lights and the ground is on the left.

If approaching on the A491 from the Dudley/Kingswinford direction continue past the Ruby Chinese restaurant and the Magnet showroom and the ground is on the right just before the traffic lights (by the church).

You can park on the main car park which is reached through the archway at the entrance to the ground.  Then walk into the main part of the ground to the left of the turnstyles. Then bear right and head along the road towards the building in front.  This is the cricket club where we congregate.  Before we head off at 7pm, there will be some announcements made and the group leaders for that night will be identified.  We are happy for you to attend on a Monday and Wednesday for a short time before signing up as a club member; it’s important for you to feel comfortable with us before you commit yourself.

 

Membership Fees

Membership subs are due on 1st January each year.  For 2017 the fees are:

Employed: £50

Family Membership: £90

Unwaged/Student: £30

Social Membership: £10

There is no further fee to pay when attending on a Monday and Wednesday evening.

Existing members will be charged an extra £5 if they wish to renew but don't do so by the end of March.

 

Races, Race League and Cross Country

Many club members like to take part in regular races which can vary in terrain (road, cross country, trail, hill, track), distance (generally from 5k to 145 miles but anything goes!) and type (individual, team, relay).  As a club we operate a race league which is a list of races at which club members can score points and at the end of the year the top people win prizes.  The scoring system is age-graded to give men and women of all ages an equal chance.  For more information please see the Anniversary Trophy League section of this site.

We also enter teams in a variety of cross country leagues and championship races; more information in the Cross Country section.

 

Current Club Committee

Please feel free to contact any of the club committee using the details below (we don't bite!):

Position Name
Honorary President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chairperson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Club Captain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Andy Bernasconi
Membership Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Publicity Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Men's Team Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kit Organiser Helen Evans
Social Organiser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ladies Team Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coaching Coordinator Dawn Nagle