Membership Renewals 2022


It is that time of year, folks, when membership subscriptions are due. and Julia will be delighted to receive your remittances as soon as possible.

The membership fee remains unchanged this year at £26 of which £16 goes straight to England Athletics. The remaining £10 for club membership, unchanged for many years, represents a real bargain when you consider the benefits of belonging to our amazing club:

  •     Two structured training sessions each week led by our EA qualified coaches
  •      Free social events – e.g. Christmas party, summer barbecue etc
  •      Regular discounts from
  •      Free entry to club competitions – Summer Handicap, Striders’ League, Winter         Time Trials
  •      Free transport to annual Ryde 10m in February.

In addition, registration as an EA athlete gives you a £2 discount off every race you enter, so the EA fee pays for itself if you compete in just eight races annually.

Please follow the link membership payment for details of  how to submit your subscription.  Payment by BACS if possible but cheque or cash is fine – post or pass to Julia on club night (Wednesdays)

Thank you.



SCCL Race #4 – Chawton House


The next Southern Cross Country League race organised by Alton Runners will take place in the grounds of Chawton House on Sunday, 23rd January, 2022 at 11:00 am.

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

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


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.