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!



England Athletics – How to stay active at home.

England Athletics (EA) have recently issued guidelines and advice to the whole running community on how to stay active at home in these difficult and uncertain times. Reading is highly recommended

Links to the relevant web pages will be found on the  “Useful Links” tab which has been added under “Info” on the navigation bar.  In the first instance, links to England Athletics (EA) and Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) have been added.  More will follow in due course.



Denmead Striders Virtual Awards Night

The Virtual Awards night will be hosted on Zoom and this will be recorded as well for anyone that is unable to join us live. The recording will be posted to Facebook and a link put on the club website taking you to YouTube to view.
Some basic instructions to those of you not familiar with Zoom are as follows:
To use Zoom you will need a device with a webcam.  A Laptop works better (or a desktop with a wide screen) as you will be able to see more people on the screen but can also be used on a tablet/phone (again as long as you have a camera).There is an app available to download if you use this way.
A meeting ID will be provided and a password to enter may also be required. To join you
need to go to www.zoom.us.
Full details of the meeting including access information may be downloaded by clicking on this Awards Night Instructions.


Your Ideas Please!

If anyone has any ideas, thoughts on items we can do, share, encourage in this challenging time then the committee would welcome ideas. Please contact the committee with any thoughts – contact details can be found on our club contacts page


Coach Stop – Repetition Pace

A note has been added from your Head Coach, Gary, giving valuable advice on pacing yourself during repetition training sessions.
Please view by clicking  Coach Stop next to “Introduction to Summer Training” button.

Summer Training Schedule

Summer training around the lanes of Denmead was scheduled to start this Wednesday but, sadly, world events have prevented this from happening this year. However, our Head Coach, Gary has produced the Summer Training Schedule for the benefit of those of you who still wish to follow the schedule for your own personal training at a social distance. Thank you Gary.  Details can be viewed under “Training” on the navigation bar.



Membership 2020
We have been informed by EA that there has been an increase. Therefore membership will be £26.00 for the 2020 year.
Subscriptions can be paid directly to the club sort code (Please put your name as a reference) 40-45-26 account number 51233475
Please note for new members there is a Membership Form that will need completing and given to our membership secretary Julia Revill. Form can be found using this link Membership Form

HRRL Number Swaps
With races becoming more popular and booked up quickly there is actually a Facebook page where you can request number swaps in the HRRL league.
See link to join – HRRL Number Swaps Facebook Page

Striders’ League 2019-20 Season – New Events, New Rules!

The Overton 5 m saw the start of both the new season of HRRL races and the Striders’ League. Click here to view the new programme of fixtures and the new rules for scoring league points.