We welcome junior members – new juniors may join provided they are in school Year 4 by September of the current year. The Junior section meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm – 7:00pm at Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe.

Junior sessions follow the UKAthletics 365 programme which allows athletes to follow a set progression and be able to attain UKA recognised levels following assessments. This will hopefully move onto a structured programme of competitions (as well as existing fun runs and cross country) to enter.

To follow the UKA365 programme each junior will follow and record their training in an accompanying log book (cost £5) which will also give them targets to follow during our breaks over the school holidays.

We always provide at least two adults for each coaching group, and all members of the coaching team have met CRB/DBS checks in line with the club’s child protection policy, thus providing a safe environment for juniors.

Please contact the Junior Coaches for more information.


Junior training will be having our usual winter break between 13th December and 21st February 2018. There will be no training sessions between these dates. We will recommence weekly training on 21st February.


Framlingham 10k (Part of GB)
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Race is sold out, but transfers can be made through Races Online.

Langham 5 / 10 k @ Langham Community Centre
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

5 k start time 09:05 £6

10 k start time 10am £12

Stowmarket Half Marathon @ Tomlinson Groundcare
Sep 30 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

We are delighted to confirm that we are rescheduling our spring half marathon, disappointingly cancelled due to bad weather to late September.

The perfect half marathon in rural Suffolk countryside is hosted by Stowmarket Striders Running Club and held in memory of Joe Cox and is kindly sponsored by local business Tomlinson Groundcare.

Chip Timed and held under UKA rules.

The Half Marathon race is open to all entrants aged 17 years or older on race day with a course suitable for racing wheelchairs. The route takes in some of Suffolk’s quietest rural country roads through undulating scenic countryside.

Martlesham 5K – Cancelled @ The Scout Hut - Martlesham
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Saxmundham 5m
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Saxmundham Running & Fitness Club (The Saxons) are pleased to be hosting a 5 mile race for ages 15 and over. The race is a Multi Terrain run on Playing Field, Footpaths & Off Road, ideal Pre Cross Country Season race.
This year will be the 10th Saxon’s 5 Mile Race!
Changing facilities, toilets and refreshments will be available at the start and finish; there’s always great cake on sale at very reasonable prices! Free parking is available at the Carlton Park sports ground.
There will be winner’s prizes and a race memento for every finisher. New for this year – Chip Timing!
There will also be a Junior Fun Run which starts at 10am and takes place around the field at Carlton Park before the main race begins. It’s just £2 to enter the Junior Fun Run and you can only enter on the day, registration closes at 9.45am. Approx 1K for children aged 8 and under. Approx 2K for children aged 9 to 14.

Hadleigh 5m & 10m (Part of GP) @ Hadleigh Football Club
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hadleigh 5m & 10m (Part of GP) @ Hadleigh Football Club | Hadleigh | England | United Kingdom

Details to follow – entries not open yet!

Groggy Doggy @ Outney Common
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

10.30am Outney Common, Bungay, NR35 1DS. A beautiful rural riverside setting, with plenty of mud! Fancy dress and dogs welcome. This is the antidote to Christmas.

Distances: 9-12: 1.5 mile lap | All others: 2.1 mile 1 lap, 4.2 mile 2 lap

Benfleet 15m @ Hadleigh Country Park
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:15 pm

Following yet another fantastic year the Benfleet 15 returns for a 29th time year in 2019. In 2018 the race sold out in record time and attracted over 650 runners who tackled the challenging route.

Using a challenging multi terrain single lap course starting in Hadleigh Country Park, the route takes runners through the undulating Hadleigh Downs, along sections of the Benfleet and Canvey Island Sea Wall before finishing back at the Country Park.

There will be medals and t-shirts on offer for all finishers.

The race is organised by Benfleet Running Club with chip timing services provided by Nice Work.

In addition to the main 15 mile race there is also a 1 mile family fun run open to all ages starting at 9.45 am, with entries taken on the day (all children under the age of ten need to be accompanied by an adult.)

The race attracts a large field and will sell out, so an early entry is advised. Runner’s must not run under someone elses name, anyone spotted will be disqualified.