Billericay Striders offers a range of membership options for runners of all ages and abilities wanting to join our family-friendly club, which is accredited by England Athletics.
Annual membership starts from £27 for adults, with a £17 concession rate for juniors and over 60s members. We also have special rates for couples (£47) and a family membership (£52).
We don’t ask potential members to join straight away, but to come along to a club night for a couple of weeks to try us out. We want you to see what the Striders have to offer, and check it fits with your running objectives. Only then do we encourage you to join us and become a Striders runner!
The current first-year rates for new members wanting to join Billericay Striders are £37 for adults, £67 for couples, £52 +£10 per person for families, and £27 concessions – with all new members getting a club T-shirt or Striders running vest as part of their subscription!
All Billericay Striders members can add £15 to their annual membership fee to become registered with England Athletics.
And as a Billericay Striders member you will join our proud tradition of supporting local and national charities from club funds. This year’s chosen charity is St Luke’s Hospice.
If you would like some more information on membership or are thinking of joining, please email our Secretary Dave Sweet via firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know that you are intending to visit on one of our Tuesday or Thursday club nights. Or alternatively you can just turn up on the night – 7-8pm at the Striders clubhouse at West Billericay Community Centre at Hannakins Farm, where beginners and prospective new members are always very welcome.
If you are an experienced runner, don’t run on your own – come along and run with us! If you are new to Billericay or a beginner, running with the Striders is a great way to meet new friends and improve thanks to our expert coaching.
Striders members enjoy the training blocks our coaches put on to help our runners compete in events right throughout the year. We focus on shorter distance speed work for the 5k and 10k season from April to August. From there until the year end we work towards stamina and endurance for the cross country season, while from January to April we switch to spring marathon and half marathon training.
We also run a ‘Beginners/Improvers’ Group on Thursday evenings. And every autumn we put on a Couch to 5k course specifically aimed at new runners. If you ever wanted to start running, but have always thought that joining a club was a bit daunting, then this introductory course is just for you. And the one-off fee of £25 also includes a £10 discount towards Striders membership should you decide to join.
We have a thriving Junior Striders section – and beginners or keen runners aged 11-17 are very welcome to come along and try one of our club sessions to see if they like it, and meet our dedicated Juniors coaching team.
Please email Membership Secretary Kathy Scourfield at email@example.com for further details on joining & renewing Striders
Members or potential members wanting information on available Billericay Striders kit and kit sizes should contact Dave Cunnew our Kit Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And you can also browse and buy current kit online in the Billericay Striders Shop.