September 2014 – this is where it all began!
Sedgley never had it’s own running community.
Dave, Nick, Nigel, Tim & Matt set out a vision of their own.
To build a brand new running club to cater for the local and surrounding area.
….. SEDGLEY STRIDERS …..
Five experienced and established athletes in their own right who had a passion for introducing new runners to the sport. Over the years, they had helped numerous family members and friends to get off the couch and get moving!
Is a long distance runner that has competed in mainly full marathons and ultras since taking up running in 2008. Dave’s running has suffered over the last couple of years by injury but has a wealth of experience and knowledge on long distance running and is a qualified running coach.
A triathlete since 2005 with running being his favoured discipline. He has competed in running races from 5k to marathon distance and Triathlons from sprint to Ironman.
Only started running in 2011 with his first full marathon in 2012, he started doing more marathons and ultras a year later joining the 100 marathon club in 2015. He has now clocked over 150. There are not many marathons locally to here that Nick hasn’t completed.
Is mainly a short to middle distance runner with a number of years running experience since converting from Football. He is also a keen triathlete focusing on sprint to middle distance races.
A long distance runner taking in mainly ultra and marathon races. He has also completed many triathlon races up to Ironman distance.
So why not make it more formal.
Arrange a meeting point (the local pub seemed like a good start!)
and get together twice a week.
In this short time, the club has gone from strength to strength.
Attracting new members almost every week since.
Along with brand new runners, we have also attracted some great established runners.
This has brought a real variety to the club and has motivated the new members to stride forward with their running and really progress.
We pride ourselves on our reputation as ‘The Friendly Club‘
We enter all races and events from local 5k to national and international marathons.
We are also very proud of our relationship with the local Wolverhampton Park Run group.
Sedgley Striders have had the privilege of marshaling some the runs and we have over 72 of our club runners who take part each week.
We have a formal structure to the club with a full committee of various roles.