Training Sessions

The club organises various training sessions throughout the week with options to suit all abilities. All runs start from The Appleyard, Sports Pavilion, Gore Court Road, Sittingbourne ME101QN  . Risk Assessment


This is our main club night and we have various options to suit all standards of runner.  All these runs start from The Appleyard.

6:30 pm Barry Simmons & Julie Southall lead a slower-paced run starting from The Appleyard.  For more information on this group, please contact Barry Simmons on 07900 031107.

Emma Hudson-Wright organises the main club run from The Appleyard.  These runs consist of varying routes of around 5-7 miles and are suitable for all speeds of runner. During the summer they are on country lanes and public footpaths. In the winter they are mainly in town but do go on country lanes with runners wearing head torches. Please contact Emma on 07879815441 for more details. 

7:00 pm For runners at a pace slower than 11 1/2 miles 

7:30 pm For all other paces, approximate Group Paces are shown below

Group Namemin / milemin / km
Aup to 8:005:00
B8:00 to 9:005:00 to 5:35
C9:00 to 10:005:35 to 6:15
D10:00 plus6:15 plus


Emma Hudson-Wright offers a beginners 12 week course run by  starting from The Appleyard. Please contact Emma via our Striders Facebook group or on her mobile 07879815441 for more details if you would like to enrol on the course. There is also a dedicated Facebook Group for the beginners course.



We offer several options on a Thursday evening.
All runners are welcome to do a slow easy run of around 5 miles from The Appleyard at 6:00pm.  This group is led by Wendy Knee.

Runners of all abilities do interval training from various venues at 7:30 pm. Usually from The Appleyard but may take place on Westland’s School running track in the summer. In the winter months, they may be held at the Medway Park Track.  This group is led by Neil Hacon.


A longer run of 10 miles upwards is usually arranged for a Sunday morning starting at 8:00 am. The routes allow for members to cut the distance short or add an extra loop to tailor the mileage to suit their requirements.  Usually from The Appleyard but venues for these runs may vary and may not take place if there is a race on. If this occurs it will be published on our Facebook group or an email will be sent out to all members.  Emma on 07879815441 is the contact for these runs

Risk Assessment

A Risk Assessment has been carried out with regard to club training runs, please read as it contains important information.

Risk Assessment 15.03.2017

Annexe A

Annexe B