Stourbridge Running club are a friendly club based at the Stourbridge War Memorial Ground (also home to Stourbridge Football Club and Stourbridge Cricket Club) on the A491 in Amblecote. We meet there to run every Monday and Wednesday at 6.45pm.
After running on a Wednesday evening we use the Cricket Club bar which is a good place to meet the runners in other groups, to find out what races are happening locally and to make new friends. There is food on offer! In the summer months our training runs take place as much as possible off-road but in the winter we generally run around the local streets.
On a Monday and Wednesday we usually split up into around 7 pace groups, for example:
|Beginners||(at a pace to suit the abilities of those present)||2 – 3 miles||35-40 minutes|
|(about 11 minute per mile pace)||3 – 5 miles||45-50 minutes|
|10||(about 10 minute per mile pace)||4 – 5 miles||1 hour|
|9||(about 9 minute per mile pace)||6+ miles||1 hour|
|8||(about 8.5 minute per mile pace)||6+ miles||1 hour|
|7||(about 7.5 to 8 minute per mile pace)||6+ miles||1 hour|
|6||(6-7 minute per mile pace)||6+ miles||1 hour|
Most Wednesdays there are also groups aimed specifically at speed or hill training;
If you are interested in coming along, please feel free to email me or simply turn up on a Monday or Wednesday.
A map centred on the entrance to the ground can be found here
If approaching from the Stourbridge direction, leave the ring road by following signs to Dudley then as you rise up the hill continue past the church, through the traffic lights and the ground is on the left.
If approaching on the A491 from the Dudley/Kingswinford direction continue past the Ruby Chinese restaurant and the Magnet showroom and the ground is on the right just before the traffic lights (by the church).
You can park on the main car park which is reached through the archway at the entrance to the ground. Then walk into the main part of the ground to the left of the turnstyles. Then bear right and head along the road towards the building in front. This is the cricket club where we congregate. Before we head off at 7pm, there will be some announcements made and the group leaders for that night will be identified. We are happy for you to attend on a Monday and Wednesday for a short time before signing up as a club member; it’s important for you to feel comfortable with us before you commit yourself.