SCCL Race #2 – Bourne Woods


Just a reminder that the next Southern Cross Country League race organised by Farnham Runners will take place at Bourne Woods on Sunday, 28th November at 11:00 am. Please note change of date from that published previously.

Directions to the race venue together with a description of the course may be seen by following the link Bourne Woods.

Well done D10k and XC Teams!!


WOW,  Today I’m overwhelmed by the strength of such a small but mighty club!  Not only did we put on a successful Denmead 10k Race with a completely new race Committee but we also fielded a strong cross-country team.   For me this gives me strength and depth in our team.  Your commitment and dedication in everything you guys do makes me very proud to be a Strider. Thank you! 

It makes my job as Chair (whatever I am) very pleasurable


Christmas Party!!!! 🎈🎈🎈 🎉🍻🥂  🕺💃 🎈🎈🎈


Great news!! The renowned Striders’ Christmas Party returns this year at the usual venue, the RNA Club Waterlooville on 10th December commencing at 7:00 pm. So to ensure that you don’t forget this unmissable event make a note of the date in your diary straight away, polish up your dancing shoes and prepare to let your hair down for a super unforgettable night out!

Email Communication


We would like to improve the mechanism by which we communicate with our paid-up members as we realise that not everyone uses social media all the time (or at all) or refers to this website for updates. Therefore, over the coming months, we will be starting to use email communication as a routine means of promulgating important information regarding the club activities.

Clare has many of your email addresses from the England Athletics database but there are quite a few omissions due to missing details on the original application form or out-of-date information. If you think that we may not have your current email address, please let Clare know, preferably by email. Clare will also try get to you in some way to request this information. Of course, if you prefer NOT to receive communication in this manner please let Clare know and she will opt you out.

Many thanks for your co-operation

Winter Training resumes on Monday, 13th September, 2021


Sadly for some, after an all too short summer we will soon be saying goodbye to the country lanes of Denmeadl 🙁   Winter training programme commences on Monday, 13th September. both the sessions starting  at Waterlooville Swimming Pool, Waterberry Drive unless otherwise stated. The start time of the Monday session
will be 18.30, the main club night session on Wednesday will start at 19.00   

Please take some time to read Gary’s Introduction to Winter Training 2021-2.   The following links give the  Monday Schedules, Wednesday Schedules and full Schedules respectively. 

REAL Striders’ League 2021-22


The real Striders’ League is now well underway with the first two HRRL events at Overton and Lordshill along with the first SCCL XC race at Folly Farm now complete.   The latest results in the League are now available together in DSLeague Results with updated rules relevant to the new season.  Jenny Parks and Gary McCawley are currently top of the leaderboard in the men’s and Ladies’ competition respectively.



Message from Clare


“Thanks to all of you that turned up on Wednesday evening for our first “all together” training session and well done to all of you that took part in the Summer XC and Lakeside series. “

Clare delivered a number of important announcements which everyone is encouraged to read by following the link Club Announcements or visiting the Club Announcements page under “Info” on the navigation bar. Clare will be updating the announcements on both Facebook and the website at regular intervals after Wednesday training sessions so please visit the page frequently to check for the latest information, particularly if you are not a Facebook follower!



On behalf of all Denmead Striders we would like to extend our very best wishes and congratulations to you on reaching your 90th birthday last Friday (25th June).

Fellow founder member, Gerard Beauvoisin (“Titch “) and former Strider Nuala presented Charlie with an appropriate “Then and Now” memento to mark the occasion annotated with his familiar “C’mon Striders” expression of encouragement to be heard at most races as his runners approached the finish line.

A big thank you to Gerard and Nuala for making this presentation on behalf of the Striders.

Charlie Burton founded the club 32 years ago along with a small number of enthusiastic runners in the Denmead/Waterlooville area. From modest beginnings, Charlie has seen the club grow both in size (but not too large) and amazing athletic achievemens to the friendly organisation we all know and love today. As you know he still keeps an active interest in our activities and knows what everybody is up to!   Thank you Charlie for founding the club; you have been an inspiration for us all and will be for future generations.

Many, many Happy Returns to come from us all😄