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Athletics database but there are quite a few omissions due to missing details on the original application form or out-of-date information.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😄

Brutal Results

Well done to Hannah Curtis  and Tillie Johnston for braving the mud, hills and freezing cold water of the 10 mile Brutal course at Longmoor Camp last Tuesday, 28th December!

Congratulations Ladies 😁.   Hannah’s and Tillie’s results may be viewed from the link below:

Race Results December 2021

Denmead Striders Bingo & Annoucements 13/05/20

  • Congratulations to Dan Starkey and his wife Gemma who welcomed Layla into the world this week
  • Thank you to all the people that took part in the rainbow run last week.  Some great picture.  Latest distance results are now on the website – again well done to all those that keep posting their runs and are still getting PBs too!  Special mention to Paul Marshall and Suzanne Richardson for their PBs and also nice to see Sara Saunders back running post baby
  • Membership is still due – for those of you that have not paid and still want to be a Denmead Strider please could you arrange.
  • We have started a photos page on the website – will take some snippets from what is posted on facebook so non facebook users can see some of the photos

Give this a go over the coming weeks and start checking off your bingo card – share with us and we can update with who gets a line/house etc