Quiz Night – this Saturday, 28th November


Clare has organised a virtual Quiz Evening for this coming Saturday on Zoom.

All are invited to attend so if you fancy showing off your superior knowledge on a wide range of topics  👨‍🎓 👩‍🎓 do come along (virtually, that is!) and join in the fun.

Zoom details are as follows:

Topic: Striders Quiz Night
Time: Nov 28, 2020 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 857 0430 0440
Passcode: 784308



Return to training after lockdown!


Hi guys. Good news!
All being well we will be resuming training much as we have done recently in the 3 groups in the Covid secure manor. Starting from Wednesday, 9th December. This is subject to change so please check for any further updates. Gary is currently working on putting the plans together and further details will follow

Christmas Party

Sadly, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we have had to cancel the Christmas party this year 😟

Sorry folks but we hope to organise an event in the summer (probably outside) by which time, hopefully, it will be a slightly safer world again.

Updated Training Guidelines and Schedule

Please note that following the feedback received from the first session last Wednesday (which was very successful) Gary has updated the Training Guidelines and Schedule which we would ask you all to read.  The main changes are that the weekly sustained run has been removed,  a reminder for late comers to make themselves known to the Coach/Run Leader and a recommendation to wear a mask whilst waiting for the session to start.

Return to Wednesday Night Training!!!

Following a committee meeting on 25/08/20 and guidance from England Athletics after the government announcement on Wednesday, the club is pleased to announce that Denmead Striders will return to club nights from Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 19:00. The committee must stress that this is a trial period and, if all goes to plan, we expect club nights to continue. Rest assured we have taken all precautions possible in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It is vital we remain safe and, in turn, the club asks that you maintain social distancing at all times.

As you are aware the return will be somewhat different to our usual training plan. Initially the club will trial the return for a six-week period on our main Wednesday evening session only.   Full details of the planned training schedule are given in the “Return to Training” link under “Training” and we ask that every member read this document in detail before attending the sessions.

We all owe our gratitude to Gary who has put in considerable thought, time and effort into compiling this schedule in order to ensure that the safety of all members is not jeopardised by our return to training and that we are complying with the rules laid down by the government and England Athletics.  We are all grateful to our lovely coaching team who have all willingly agreed to train us all again so we ask that you cooperate with them and follow their instructions fully during the sessions.  The safety of everyone will be their prime consideration and if they feel that this is being jeopardised in any way then, regrettably, sessions will have to be suspended until further notice.  However, I am confident that this will not be the case!



Club Updates 26th August 2020

  • Following on from yesterdays committee meeting it has been decided that the Awards night that would usually take place in March next year will not take place. As most of you are aware this is based on, results from races, club sessions like the Handicap and Winter Time Trials etc. As this has not been taking place it seemed only fair to make the decision now and let you know.
  • We will also be bringing further news on club training so watch this space.
  • We will be hosting a virtual quiz! Watch this space for date and time.

Club Training Update

There has been a lot of questions on us returning to training with the government guidelines changing as time goes on. We have been keeping a close eye on the EAs guidelines and the committee and club coaches have been discussing the possibility and logistics. At the moment we still feel it is not possible to train due to some of the constraints and logistics involved. We will of course keep monitoring the situation and keep everyone updated should things change. So for now keep doing what you are doing and hope to see you all in the not to distant future


  • Unfortunately we’ve taken the decision to postpone this years Denmead 10k. Whilst some more commercially based events are looking like they may go ahead, the restrictions we would need to have in place for our own race and the work that would need to be done to meet the increased standards, we feel that as a small club is too much, with the risk far outweighing the benefits.
  • There is still no training until further notice.  We are monitoring guidelines from the EA
  • Striders Bingo – v2 is now in full swing for anyone that wants to take part


Recent Announcements

  • Well done to everyone that has got involved in the Striders bingo card.  A fair few members have now got full houses and some have requested that we do it again.  Currently working on a new card
  • The new challenge is Lands End to John O’groats.  This is the 2nd week and at last count we were at 600 miles.  Target is 874 which is the traditional known distance
  • Still no club sessions due to current government guidelines
  • If people are starting to train together more please ensure you don’t all end up training on the same day and time so that it becomes a bigger group.  Would not like this to reflect on the club

Announcements 20/05/20

  • Wow, the bingo run has really taken off, well done to all the Striders that are embracing this and sharing your runs.  It’s great fun to see.  27 Striders are currently taking part
  • Latest distance lockdown results are available on the website
  • Committee meeting was held and minutes are now available on the website
  • We will be holding a virtual quiz night – date to be arranged