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!


The next Beginners’ Course – tba – details coming soon!

Suitable for all abilities from those who have never run before to those returning to running after a long absence. Sessions will be held weekly on Tuesdays (start date tba) at 6.30pm at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre, Saffron Walden. Each session will last approx. an hour. 

The course costs £40 which includes a tee shirt, drinks bottle, kit bag, 10 weeks of coaching, suitable for all abilities, insurance, and club membership for 2019/20.

On completing the 10 week course all finishers will be presented with a certificate at one of our inter-club 5k races.

Please download  and complete a Membership form here and bring this with you along with cash or cheque for £40 (payable to Saffron Striders) to the first session. All sessions start at 6.30pm from Lord Butler Leisure Centre.

For more information either email us at or pay us a visit at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre any Tuesday evening at 7.45pm.


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. 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.



Winter circuits are held every Thursday at 7pm at Granta School, Linton. These 90 minute sessions combine circuits and core training. Please bring a drink, towel and mat if you have one. Session are free and are only for club members only (sorry no under 16s or non-members). Circuits start on 3rd January for 13 weeks.


Mike Bradley will be leading Summer Circuit training, start date tba, from Lord Butler Leisure Centre at 7pm. Note, not on Thursdays when there is a 5k race.


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