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Seaford striders running club

Our club is our family

Seaford Striders Running Club is a friendly, supportive affiliated club based in Seaford on the South Coast. A welcoming environment for all abilities, where you can simply enjoy running with like-minded friends, or choose to really challenge yourself and improve your running.

We don’t just run, we also have fun!

Club night – Wednesday nights

Check our Facebook page for the latest info.

Upcoming Track Nights

LOCATION - LEWES:

Track sessions are now weekly at Lewes Running Track, on Monday nights 19:30-20:30.

Club News

CGP Table Updated – Sept 2021

Here is the updated CGP table with age grading results from the Autumn Equinox and also Barns Green Half today. Well done to all those that raced! Our next event will be Eastbourne parkrun on 9th October which again will be based on age grading results. Event Dates...

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WNS – 29th Sept 2021

Our WNS groups have been really well supported and a huge thanks to everyone for turning out in such great numbers also a big thanks to all those who have led groups. Please read the group details carefully as there are changes to some groups for Wednesday evenings...

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Juniors are moving!

**** IMPORTANT NOTICE - JUNIORS ARE MOVING Hi Everyone I hope you are all well. As from Tuesday 28th September, our Juniors will be moving to Seaford Town Football Ground. We are moving to use their floodlights in the winter months, as it is too dark in the salts. We...

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About Seaford Striders

We give a warm welcome to all new members in true Striders tradition.

Our running ethos…

“No one gets left behind”

Our weekly club night is Wednesdays (WNS – Wednesday Night Striders) and we usually have 3/4 different groups levels. Fast, medium and slow groups. Ranging from 11+ minute mile pace up to around 7.30/8 minute mile pace.

The weekly sessions are run by our lovely group leaders. The routes we run vary each week and may include interval training, hill sprints, tempo runs, trails in the lighter months and the slower groups include regular stops on route.

We always try to incorporate some of the lovely routes we have on offer that we are lucky enough to have are right on our doorstep into our sessions.

Once you join Striders a message is sent out each week advising of the group leaders, average pace, the meet place and meet time.

Wednesday night striders (WNS) Group Sessions

These are run in accordance with our Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Action Plan.

The Wednesday Night Striders sessions are usually around the same times/locations each week, check out our Facebook page for the latest up to date information and details. The below information is updated weekly usually on a Monday or Tuesday for that coming Wednesday night. So please check regularly for updated information or contact us.

WNS – 29th Sept 2021

Our WNS groups have been really well supported and a huge thanks to everyone for turning out in such great numbers also a big thanks to all those who have led groups.
Please read the group details carefully as there are changes to some groups for Wednesday evenings runs.
We have received very positive feedback about the variety of routes since we started rotating the start points for groups.
This is something that we will continue to do, if you have any suggestions for future starts and routes then please let the group leaders know, we are always looking for new opportunities.
If you have any queries about the groups regarding pace, distance etc please contact the group leaders or email secretary@seafordstriders.org.uk and I will pass it on.

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NEWS/IMPORTANT INFO

So the long dark evenings are upon us and our run routes will be more limited but it doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun.
Please remember though that safety is paramount, Hi Viz clothing and lights please.

The last week has seen Striders turn out in force in a variety of events.

First the Autumn Equinox, a great turnout from both Senior and Junior Striders on what was a perfect evening, a glorious sunset and a fly past by a Spitfire and Hurricane (I’ve already contacted the Red Arrows to see if they are free next year).

It seemed to be almost perfect conditions as several Striders set new PB’s and a very exciting 5k race with Rowan just edging out Joel in fantastic times.

A huge thanks to all the runners for turning out and of course it wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of so many other Striders, so thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help out.

Yesterday saw Striders tackling the Barns Green Half Marathon as part of the Club Grand Prix, some very notable performances from Ollie, Phill, Nick, Steve, Jeff, Amanda with PB’s being set yet again. We had Sally and Les at the Great Northiam Run, David in Manchester and Finally Roly representing Team GBR in Valencia for the weekends Triathlon.

Well done to all Striders!

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Details for our WNS groups Wednesday 29th September 2021

 



18:30

  • Graham’s medium group – Meet at Richmond Road Car Park. 9 – 9.5 minute mile pace, distance 10k occasional stops dependant on route.
  • Julie’s medium group – Meet at Downs Leisure Centre Over 60’s Car Park. 10 minute mile pace distance 5 – 7 miles, occasional stops dependant on route. Please arrive at 18:50 for a prompt start.

 

19:00

  • Nick’s fast group – Meet at the Downs Leisure Centre Pitch Side. 8 – 8.5 minute mile pace. Easy paced Winter Route.
  • Victoria’s chilled group – Meet at Seaford Head School, Arundel Road. 11 minute mile pace 11+ minute miles with stops for chatting and catch ups on the way round. Distance 3 – 4 miles, regular stops on route.

Please remember all groups HI VIZ and Lights Be Safe! Be Seen.


 

Group leaders will keep a record of all the people in their groups so we can maintain the requirements of our Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Action Plan. Details of our Covid-19 Risk assessment are available here. Please read carefully and make sure you’re social distancing.

Seaford Striders Running Club is affiliated with England Athletics and operates under its guidance.

We hope that everyone is enjoying their WNS and it’s great to see our group numbers growing and the club’s membership thriving. Please do not hesitate to bring along guests to WNS as it is a great way to introduce someone to the club. “No one gets left behind”.

For more information or if you have any questions please email us at info@seafordstriders.org.uk.

Junior Group Sessions

These are run in accordance with our Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Action Plan.

The junior sessions meet every Tuesday at 5.55pm for 6pm start with collection at 6.45pm.

Meet at The Salts Recreational Ground, Seaford by the car park near Morrisons.

Please aim to get there a little before the sessions finishes to collect your child.

Our Junior Group leader will keep a record of all the children who attend so we can maintain the requirements of our Covid 19 Risk Assessment.

A friendly and active running Community Since 1986

Started by a group of friends in 1986, Seaford Striders has evolved into an environment that welcomes runners of all abilities and encourages everyone. Whether you want to have a chatty run with your buddies, or complete marathon training with the aim of achieving a PB, you will feel at home with us.

Our Club Is Our Family

Once you join Seaford Striders you will receive a warm welcome and we will make sure you are matched with runners with similar abilities. There is a strong supportive ethos in all of our running groups, with the emphasis being on achieving your own targets.

“No one gets left behind” 

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Memberships

New runners always receive a warm welcome when they join our running family. No matter what your running ability is, there is always a place for you at Seaford Striders.

Adults/Concessions

Our memberships are an annual subcription, the prices are:

Adult subscription: £10.00 per year.

Unemployed or retired subscription: £5.00 per year.

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Juniors

We have a thriving junior group, where we focus on encouraging the younger members to enjoy exercise in a fun, and structured way.

The junior (U18) subscription is £5.00 per year.

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Striders Favourite Running Routes

Bo Peep Bostal

A testing run of about nine miles that takes you up onto the downs north of Seaford. The first half is mostly uphill, the second mostly downhill, and there are fine views over the downs.

10K Route

10KM loop starting and finishing from the Downs Leisure Centre.

Itford Farm Circular

This a testing run of around 16 miles that takes you out along the Ouse riverbank  to Itford Farm, then up onto the Downs before returning to Seaford.  The first half of the route is fairly flat, while the the second half contains a steep climb, before taking you over the rolling slopes of the South Downs Way.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ladies' captain

BECKY SOUISSI

What being a Strider means to me…

“Striders is such an incredible inclusive club. A super speedy Dameo finished his race at this Brighton 10k and came back and pushed me to get my 10km PB. Doesn’t matter your ability, everyone is there supporting everyone.”

Men's Captain & Mince Pie Director

NICK FARLEY

What being a Strider means to me…

I always saw the striders at races and stomping around Seaford, thinking I would love to be a part of that, however always felt that it would be too professional for the likes of me. How wrong was I!! Ive never looked back and have never felt more welcomed and as comfortable as I do when I’m with the team. Always friendly and fun with so much comradery, I love it! My running ability and knowledge has improved leaps and bounds but more importantly my mind is clear and waistline in check!

Social Secretary

STEPH WOODWARD

What being a Strider means to me…

“This pic was taken by Nick at mile 10/11 of my first ever marathon (Which was Brighton).

I needed those cheers of encouragement which carried me on until I saw another friend at mile 16.

The support striders give each other is the reason I run, I always see at least one other strider when I am out running or hear a beep and cheer as they drive pass. It pushes me on and makes me thankful that I have that in my life.

I have gained friends and work from being at the club and look forward to committing more time to the club now I work in Seaford (I often missed club runs due to traffic jams from Brighton).

I feel a part of something with Striders. Thank you all x “

Cross Country Rep

JOSH NISBETT

What being a Strider means to me…

“This picture is from after finishing the London Marathon where I was the clubs ballot place for that year.
Being a Strider for me, allows me to meet likeminded people from other walks of life I wouldn’t normally get to meet. It’s also brings massive support when racing, with every Strider around the courses cheering each other on.”

Membership Secretary

LEANNE PEARCE

What being a Strider means to me…

“I had always run by myself, plugged into some music and hadn’t thought about running in a group until a friend suggested that we go along and see what the Striders were all about.  From that first group run with the Striders I knew that ditching the music and running with others would be my preferred choice from that point on.  Everyone in the club is so friendly and supportive whether it be on club night runs, at Parkrun or just when you see each other out and about and I feel grateful to be part of this brilliant community. “

Club Grand Prix Rep & Ladies' Vice Captain

Anneka Redley

What being a Strider means to me…

“It’s so much more than just running. After moving away from friends and family down to the coast, I can honestly say I have made lifelong friends through the club. It is such a welcoming community no matter what the ability, and along with the running there is also a huge social element. Everyone is so motivating, whether you’re a seasoned runner, want to keep fit, or just fancy a natter on a Wednesday night, everyone always has your back!”

Junior Leader

WENDY REED

What being a Strider means to me…

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Sussex Grand Prix Rep

Simon Croucher

What being a Strider means to me…

“I’d  wanted to join the Striders running club for sometime but was always a bit nervous to take the plunge but I quickly realised that there was nothing to worry about. My first time was at a track night, I still hadn’t joined but was encouraged to come along by my cousin Julie, i was put at ease straight away with the warm welcome, the great instruction and encouragement and the realisation that it was an easy going club with members of all abilities and paces, I joined that evening and haven’t looked back. For me, Wednesday night Striders is always something to look forward to, if I’ve had a stressful week  I know that I can just turn up, have a chat, be in the group and not have to think about anything for a hour or so,  Just have fun and run.”

Newletter Editor

Lauren Morgan

What being a Strider means to me…

“Being part of Seaford Striders is more than just a weekly running commitment. It’s a commitment to new friends, new hobbies, new routes and a whole lot more. I’ve been running with striders since 2018, after completing their couch to 5K programme. I’ve now completed so many distance races up to a Marathon, which is something beyond what I ever thought I was capable of. If I can do it, you can too!”

Club Secretary

GRAHAM JONES

What being a Strider means to me…

I started running in 2015 as I had a crazy idea that I’d like to do a marathon. I’d always cycled but not run since those distant school days when I could manage a speedy 220 yards (we hadn’t gone metric then).

My first race was the Hastings Half Marathon to see if I could get as far as 13 miles. I continued to run always alone with my music. Dave Dunstall several times asked me to try out Striders and eventually my work schedule allowed me to turn up. I now have so many different running partners of all abilities, we can have serious runs we can have social runs. The camaraderie of the club is fantastic and I believe that’s what makes being a Strider special.

Club Treasurer

LORRAINE QUIGLEY

What being a Strider means to me…

“This photo reminds me of what Striders is all about. The photo is of me back home after completing the Virtual London Marathon 2020, my phone died at the end of the run so was unable to take any when I actually finished. This run encapsulates everything that Striders is all about to me – teamwork and camaraderie. Even though the weather was atrocious other members of Striders still came out to meet me at various points along my route to run with me and keep me company. With the gale force winds and driving rain up on top of the Downs I still managed to enjoy the run, which if I had done it on my own I probably would have given up half way round!

Club Welfare Officer

Darren Evans

What being a Strider means to me…

I love running for fitness and improved mental health. I joined Striders last year and have completed my UK Athletics LiRF qualification. I am doing my CiRF qualification this year to be able to coach Endurance running. I also completed the UKA Safeguarding course which means I was able to become the new Club Welfare Officer, which I am really proud of.  My view is that we should treat people how we would like to be treated ourselves and I really want to support the great culture that Seaford Striders have. I have been blown away by the amazing support and friendly attitude within the club and I would love to hear any ideas and suggestions on what more we can do to make this the most welcoming club in the area.  I love distance running and will be helping out with Junior striders on Tuesday evenings.

I hope to meet you all soon.

Club Chairman

ROB PLANT

What being a Strider means to me…

Comments coming soon.

Vice-Chairman

Victoria Maleski

What being a Strider means to me…

“This photo was taken during the inaugural Beachy Head Half Marathon. The fact that I would even consider taking part in such an event is totally down all the support I have had from Seaford Striders. I only started running four years ago on Seaford Striders C25k. I’ve met so many wonderful, encouraging and supportive people through Striders and although I will never be a fast runner I love being part of the Striders family. I feel honoured to be able to help others on their running journey and love being able to give something back to our wonderful Club which has given me so much.”

Honorary Captain

MARTIN BULGER

What being a Strider means to me…

Comments coming soon.

"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life." 

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AUTHOR OF GOING THE DISTANCE