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 2018 and 31 March 2019 then you are eligible for volunteer membership at the discounted rate of £17.
The 2019 Striders Weekend Away will take place in Wilderhope Manor in Shropshire from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June.
Cost: £86.50 per person for fully-paid up Striders members – which includes your Friday and Saturday evening meals and breakfast both mornings.
Booking: Opens at 9pm on Monday, 11th February
Accommodation: Similar to last year, shared rooms of four plus people. Please be aware that there are no rooms for two this year, so couples will need to be prepared to share. We will ask for the names of one or two people who you would like to share with when you make your booking, although if you don’t mind then please leave blank. Mixed rooms are permitted unless you expressly request a same sex only room.
Itinerary: This will be very similar to previous years and will include: Friday night welcome and group activity at the YHA, Saturday morning trip to local parkrun, a selection of Saturday afternoon activities to suit all tastes and Saturday evening R&R. Sunday morning will offer group run/walks/cycle or time to explore the local area at your leisure followed by a lunchtime departure. More information will be released, following bookings.
Travel: Those travelling up after work have met with bad traffic in recent years, so we recommend taking the day off where possible and making your way up during the day. Please aim to arrive by 7pm at the latest.
Booking: Places have previously sold out on the night of bookings going live, so you are being given advance notice of going on sale – please put the date in your diary. The link for bookings will go live in the Events section of the Members area at 9pm on Monday, 11th February.
The full payment of £86.50 will be required at this time. If you would like to attend but your personal circumstances mean that the cost is prohibitive, please contact the Chair in the absolute strictest of confidence.
We hope many of you will once again join us for this fun packed weekend!