We are a friendly running club based in Leamington Spa. If you want to train for a marathon, compete in races, get a bit fitter, or just meet some new people then browse around a bit to check out what we do, how to find us and what you need to know about joining.
The club is for anyone who enjoys running. Take a look at our events calendar to see which training sessions are best for you.
If you are already running regularly then you will find plenty of runners in the club who will be able to help you push that bit further and faster. Most new members improve pretty quickly. Joining a club such as ours is the best way to get faster and make friends while you do so!
Matt Leydon, Chairman
Welcome to Spa Striders,
We are a friendly England Athletics running club based in Leamington Spa and our runners can often be spotted running throughout the country. We offer a variety of sessions every night during the week. These sessions include hill training, speed work round the track and social runs that often end up off road and in a pub. The majority of sessions are suitable for everyone and we cater for a wide range of people. If you can run a 10k in about an hour or are looking to break three hours for a marathon come and try us out.
As a club we compete in the Warwickshire Road Race League as well as the local cross country leagues. We love to see people racing in our green and red kit and we have some of the best supporters in the county who will give a massive cheer whenever they see you. Recently we have started to develop our coaches to see if they can help get the best out of our runners whatever their goals.
We aren’t just about running and racing though. We have an active social scene and highlights have included sunny barbeques, (and the occasional wet one!), bowling, games of rounders and quite a few trips to the pub!
If you sign up as a guest you get to run with us for four weeks for free to see if you like us, so whether you are just looking to get fitter or get faster come and give us a try.
Bethan Gwynn, Ladies’ Captain
I am extremely proud to be Ladies Captain in a squad that’s full of team-spirit and camaraderie. I have been running with Spa Striders for over eight years and have always enjoyed racing with my team-mates; celebrating individual achievements as well as team accomplishments and, of course, sharing the post-race cakes (Spa Striders have excellent bakers as well as runners!) Whilst it’s always a buzz to bring home some silverware, our biggest achievement in recent years has been increasing participation in racing. Whatever the distance or terrain, Striders are incredibly supportive in helping you achieve your goals – we look forward to having you train and race with us!
Paul Edwards, Men’s Captain
Welcome to Spa Striders,
As Captain, I aim to inspire and encourage all new and current members to have an enjoyable and successful running year. We have a varied training programme to suit your current running targets with anything from sociable runs to dedicated speed sessions. The Club competes every year in the Warwickshire Road Race League. I have been a member of the club for over five years and regularly race, I wanted to be captain to give back to a club that has helped me achieve things I would never have believed possible.
How do I join?
First, you need to register to run with us. You will be asked for some basic personal details, such as your name and emergency contact number. Once you have registered, you are welcome to run with us for four weeks to see if the club is right for you. At any time you can join via Paypal.
How much does membership cost?
The current price for annual membership is £62.