Club Training

Saffron Striders have a varied programme of training sessions throughout the week. It means that whatever your ability, there will be something to suit!



Periodically, the club holds 8-week beginners’ courses which are suitable for people who have never run before, or those who want to return to running after a long absence.

The course costs £40 which includes a tee shirt, 8 weeks of coaching, suitable for all abilities, insurance, and club membership for the remainder of the year.

The next beginners’ course starts on 2nd May. Please download a membership form here and bring it with you to the first session. All sessions start at 6.30pm from Lord Butler Leisure Centre.


This is the main weekly club run. Winters are spent on a variety of road-based sessions in the town, including a monthly time trial. You can keep up-to-date with your progress here. In the summer when light permits, we head out into the surrounding beautiful countryside for some varied off-road runs.

Meet at 8pm in the foyer at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre, Saffron Walden.


Hill Training

Starting on April 8th, Mike Bradlet will be leading hill sessions from the Lord Butler Leisure Centre every Thursday night from 7pm till 8.30pm. A great way to get a spring in your step!


There are occasional long runs on Sunday mornings in the build up to spring marathons, see the club Race Calendar for details.