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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

Upcoming Track Nights

LOCATION - LEWES:

Track sessions are weekly at Lewes Leisure Centre, on Monday nights 19:00-20:00.

Club News

Striders’ newsletter deadline – June 24

Striders: your newsletter needs you! After a short hiatus, the Striders Newsletter is returning with editor Jo Robinson at the helm. We're always looking for submissions – and suggestions - from Striders of all abilities and running levels, from our Junior section and...

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Social dates for your diary

At Seaford Striders, we don’t just run, we also have fun. Our dedicated Social Committee put on events throughout the year which enable you to meet Striders from across the Club, even some where there's no need to pull on your trainers. Our get togethers include our...

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Couch to 5k 2024 with Seaford Striders

Seaford Striders Running Club is pleased to announce its 2024 Couch to 5k group. The group will meet at the Richmond Road Car Park (by the Salts Recreation Ground) for nine weeks from Tuesday 9th April at 7pm. The group aims to celebrate its successful completion at...

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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) with Track training on Mondays. Each offer groups based on ability to provide a fun and welcoming experience for everyone!

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Wednesday night striders (WNS) Group Sessions

These are run in accordance with our risk assessments and other Club documentation. Please familiarise yourself with these documents before coming along to your first Wednesday Night Striders group run.

Our weekly club night is Wednesdays (WNS – Wednesday Night Striders) and we usually have 5 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 vary each week and may include interval training, hill sprints, tempo runs, trails in the lighter months, and the slower groups include regular stops en route.

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

The Wednesday Night Striders sessions are usually around the same times/locations each week. To find out more, Contact us.

Monday NIGHT Track Training

Junior Striders Group Sessions

Junior Group Sessions

These are run in accordance with our risk assessments and other Club documentation. Please familiarise yourself with these documents before coming along to your first Wednesday Night Striders group run.

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 during the summer months and The Crouch, Seaford Town Football Club, Seaford during the winter months.

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: £20.00 per year
Unemployed or retired subscription: £15.00 per year
Walkers/social subscription: £15.00 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 £15.00 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

SARAH HOYLE

What being a Strider means to me…

“I love Seaford Striders and for me, Wednesday is the best day of the week.
Since joining the club I have improved my running, made wonderful friends and feel like I’ve found my tribe.
This photo is of me finishing the Bewl 15 in July 2022. Not only is it a rare running photo of me that I like, but Jeff (men’s captain) had just come back and run the last two miles with me to the finish. That’s what Striders means to me.. helping each other and supporting each other and not leaving anyone behind. “

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!

Men's Captain

JEFF YOUNG

What being a Strider means to me…

“COMING SOON

Men's Vice-Captain

STEVE SPRAGUE

What being a Strider means to me…

“COMING SOON

Social Secretary

ADAM HAVERLY

What being a Strider means to me…

“COMING SOON

Social Secretary

TRISTAN DAYNES

What being a Strider means to me…

“COMING SOON

Coach/Track Rep

JOEL EATON

What being a Strider means to me…

“COMING SOON

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.”

Club Treasurer

MARTIN CROMBIE

What being a Strider means to me…

“COMING SOON

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 Secretary & Chair

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…

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

GEORGE SHEEHAN, M.D.

AUTHOR OF GOING THE DISTANCE