The St Albans Striders membership year runs from April to March each year, concurrent with the England Athletics membership year.
The cost for club membership for the full year or any part of it is £27. If you have volunteered at a Striders event between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 then you are eligible for volunteer membership at the discounted rate of £17.
St Albans Striders Social Activities
St Albans Striders have numerous events throughout the year. These are communicated on this website, through our facebook group, and at announcements on Tuesday / Thursday evenings.
Key regular events throughout the year are as follows:
Annual Awards Dinner – (Usually November)
Our annual awards dinner is the event of the year. A chance to dress up and spend the evening with fellow Striders, with a 2 course dinner and an evening celebrating our successes over the year. Be prepared for lots of dancing!
Award Categories are:
STRIDER OF THE YEAR
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
MOST IMPROVED MALE STRIDER
MOST IMPROVED FEMALE STRIDER
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
The annual dinner has been held at various locations including the OA’s Rugby Club, Sopwell House, Luton Hoo Walled Garden, and Aubrey Park
Pub Crawls – (Usually Summer & Christmas)
Join your fellow striders on Pub Crawls through St Albans, a great way to make friends in the club. Pub Crawls are normally held on a Friday night starting @ 7 – 7.30pm. Updates as to location are posted on facebook for those wanting to join later in the evening.
Striders’ Weekend Away
The 2018 weekend away will be 29th June to 1st July and will be our biggest and best yet! As the event was oversubscribed last year, we are keen to avoid any disappointment and have found a venue that can accommodate as many of us as possible in 2018.
As a general guide the weekend away last year came in at £84.50 per head (including meals). We generally have a relaxed Friday evening followed by a local parkrun on Saturday and variety of Saturday afternoon activities ranging from cycling, walking, water sports, sight-seeing or even just chilling! A Saturday evening Social and a gentle Sunday morning group run for those who are up to it, round up the weekend before heading home around lunchtime.
Watch this space for further announcements.
In the meantime, check out these comments from previous weekends away: ‘The weekend away was fantastic, brilliant value for money and great company. Good accommodation and the food laid on was great.’
‘Everything about it was excellent. The right amount of planned activities with options for those of us that prefer cake to 10K trail runs!’
‘Fast becoming my favourite weekend of the year. A great way to get to know new friends and I wouldn’t miss it for the world!’
‘I was a little apprehensive as I didn’t know many people and didn’t know what to expect. I needn’t have worried, I felt really welcome from the first minute and now have loads of new Striders friends. It flew by. Roll on next year!’