Stowmarket Striders
Running Club


The Stowmarket Striders club proudly have a number of UK Athletics qualified coaches who coach on a 4 week rota in teams of 3 or more as shown below.

The qualifications achieved by our coaches are supported and run through UK Athletics and the Amateur Athletics Association. This qualification combined with their experience of road running enable them to provide structured and quality training for the club.

If you have any questions regarding your training, fitness, nutrition or any other areas of running, then please feel free to speak with one of them during a club training night.

Chris Gladwell
Chris Starmer
Gemma Porch
Helen Cain
Jo Stephenson
Julia Baldwin
Les Basham
Mike Munson
Olwyn Clayden
Phil Rampley
Rachel Toogood
Steve Gray
Steve Pretty
Stuart Green
Sue Garrod
Tucker Larke

Striders Tuesday’s Coach-led club training sessions are designed to reflect the seasonal changes in the typical race format throughout the year. 

This will give those members who like to race a chance to incorporate a more appropriate club training session within their training plans.

For those members who don’t like to race, then the sessions will still continue to provide a varied and challenging training session appropriate for all running abilities aiming to improve your fitness levels.

Training session focus will be to build strength and stamina. Prior to each period of training our Coaches will publish the session broad outline plan below.



The training for January to April will be based on the following sessions, (training may vary slightly according to the group and coaches discretion).

18th April Hills
25th April Timed Pyramid
2nd May Club Championships
9th May Tempo (1 mile Intervals)
16th May Hills
23rd May Interval session
30th May Club Championships
6th June Open session - Coaches choice
13th June Fartlek
20th June 400's
27th June Club Championships
4th July Open session - Coaches choice
11th July Hills
18th July Club Championships
25th July Pyramids
1st August Tempo (1 mile Intervals)
8th August Club Championships
15th August Timed Pyramids
22nd August Intervals
29th August Club Championships