Training and coaching
Seaford Striders have a dedicated coaching team.
The club supports members that lead runs and training sessions (and those who want to) to attain knowledge and practical skills, through courses and qualifications provisioned by England Athletics (EA). Through this, we are developing a coaching team to ensure that the club provides appropriate, safe, and enjoyable runs and fitness sessions for our members.
The club has a duty of care to all of our members, and Run Leaders and Coaches are trained, licensed, and insured for their respective levels and areas. Courses have mandatory safeguarding training and deliver advice on recognising common issues in our sport and guidance on how to report them. In addition, all Leaders, Coaches, and Coaching Assistants require a full DBS check.
“Coaches and leaders are the backbone of our sport. They inspire, support, and work across all events, ability levels, aspirations, and ages to develop all athletes. Through this we aim to produce better athlete enjoyment and performance levels.” – England Athletics
In order to improve as a runner it is important to educate yourself and gain valuable running techniques and insights into other runners.
Here are some examples of running books that you might find useful.
Run for Life – Sam Murphy. A guide to running and training specifically for Women to stay injury free, fit, and healthy.
Hanson’s Marathon Method – Humphrey Hanson. A great training book for serious marathon runners.
Daniels’s Running Formula – Jack Daniels. A classic book about training.
Running Life – Dame Kelly Holmes. A book about mindset, fitness, and nutrition.
The Art of Running Faster – Julian Goater & Don Melvin. How improving elements of running efficiency can make you a faster runner.
Eat & Run – Scott Jurek. A book containing plant-based recipies for runners with tales of ultra-running.
Club Group sessions
We run weekly Wednesday Night Striders (WNS) group sessions, 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.
Seaford Striders Running Club is pleased to announce its 2023 Couch to 5k group. It will meet at the Richmond Road Car Park (by the Salts) for 9 weeks from Tuesday 18th April at 7pm. The group aims to celebrate its successful completion at Seaford Beach parkrun on...
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I become a member of Seaford Striders?
Just use the “Join Here” tab and that will take you to our membership system MemberMojo.
- Do I have to commit to running every week to be a member?
How often you choose to run with the Club is totally up to you. Some members run with us at every opportunity, others we only see at races proudly wearing their Striders shirt.
- How much is a Seaford Strider membership?
Membership costs are shown on the “Join Us” page. The annual membership costs are reviewed at our AGM, we think they are great value!
- Once I have signed up as a member, what happens next?
You will receive a warm welcome as a new member and we will do all we can to quickly make you part of our running family. Whether you are a beginner starting out on our Couch to 5k, or an experienced runner who has moved into the area, you will find running buddies with similar abilities. Your new membership will entitle you to a free Seaford Striders technical quality running shirt.
- What age range is the junior Seaford Striders membership for?
We provide a safe environment for our juniors in two separate groups 6 - 9 years and 10 - 15 years.
- Will I get discounts on races if I join as a member?
Seaford Striders is affiliated with England Athletics. Our members have the option of choosing to have personal England Athletics membership at an additional cost which will entitle them to £2 off the cost of entry to most races. Whether you choose to join England Athletics or not you will get discounts at local running related and other businesses.
- I run a local business and I'd like to sponsor Seaford Striders, what should I do?
We are so grateful to our local sponsors Their generosity enables us to provide free kit to new members and reduces the costs to our members for attending our own events. We would love to hear from any other local businesses who would like to benefit from shared promotion opportunities. Please use our “Contact Us” page and get in touch with our Chairman or Vice-Chairman.