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 will be announced in 2018. 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



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.


Keith Savill will be leading 12 weeks of circuit training starting on Thursday 4th January, 2018, at Granta School, Linton, CB21 4NN. These are a great for core strength and cardiovascular fitness for those training for a spring marathon.