About Audley Striders
Audley Striders was formed in December 2018 and was originally made up of a small group of runners. Since then the group has grown rapidly and continues to grow weekly. We welcome runners from around the local area to train with us in a professional, supportive and friendly way. The Club is run by a team of volunteers, and we have qualified run team leaders within the group to help assist everyone in keeping safe as well as providing any assistance you may need.
Our club is set up as a non profitable organisation, this means all the money which is made from our club is reinvested back in again, allowing us to constantly provide and improve our services for our members. We have also recently been fortunate enough to secure sponsorship from local company, Peak Pursuits!
We pride ourselves in our mustering system whereby those who feel confident to run further distances will loop backwards to join others, this not only gives an opportunity for some runners to run a further distance, but ensures our group members never get separated and no one gets left too far behind or runs too far in front. This is not only safer as it keeps everyone together but we also find this helps to encourage our beginner runners to increase their distances and grow in confidence.
What our members say:
“I’ve been running with this club since January 2019, starting with their first Couch to 5K Course. The club is very welcoming to all abilities, providing support and encouragement in a no pressure environment.” Lee
“Brilliant club with some really great and supportive people” Lucy
“Such an encouraging group, great enthusiasm and very friendly” Victoria
“Before I joined Audley Striders Running Club back in January 2019, I hadn’t run since my school days and even then I used to do everything I could to get out of it! When I first joined I could only run for 3 minutes and then I had to stop and walk, but after only 9 months I completed my first 10km competitive race and I managed to run the whole distance without stopping! It was a great morning out, and lots of other club members were there too and taking part, so although I was nervous, they helped to reassure me. Some Striders also just really kindly gave up their morning to come along and support us and it was so nice to see them there, cheering us all on. Since joining the club, I feel much healthier physically and mentally. It is such a friendly, community led club and it is lovely to see new friendships forming all the time both on running nights and at our club social events” Katie