Stopsley Striders: Health and Safety Policy

Stopsley Striders are strongly committed to encouraging its members to take part, but the Health and Safety of each individual is always our paramount concern. To support our Health and Safety Policy we are committed to the following duties: Undertake regular, recorded risk assessments of all activities undertaken by the club. Create a safe environment by putting Health and Safety […]

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Stopsley Striders: Social Media Policy

Background/Purpose: The Club uses social media (e.g. Facebook and WhatsApp) extensively to communicate with and between members and with non-members. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines on the proper use of social media communications. ‘Social media’ in the context of these guidelines refers to a number of online platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and any other […]

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Mental Health – #RunAndTalk

Stopsley Striders are part of the England Athletics #RunandTalk programme. We hold regular events to support our members with their mental health as running can be a vital ingredient in supporting good mental health. We held a recent event where some of our members went for a run and then enjoyed breakfast at one of our local business supporters Old […]

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Striders at Track

Stopsley Striders at Track

Each Tuesday we hold a Coached Track Session at Stockwood Park. This session is led by one of our qualified England Athletics Leaders or Coaches. It is an hour session that caters for all abilities and usually consists of a 10 min warm up, some drills, a 40 min session followed by a cool down and stretching. We find that […]

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Stopsley Striders parkrun Takeover


Stopsley Striders are very supportive of our two local parkrun events at Wardown Park. On Saturday 26th March Striders ‘took over’ the parkrun with many Striders volunteering as marshals, time keepers and pacers. The run report for this event can be found at Event #287 – Sileshi’s take on parkrun | Luton Wardown parkrun. It was also a special event […]

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How to Join

Stopsley Striders Join Us

Stopsley Striders are always pleased to welcome new members, whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete. We meet at Inspire Luton Sports Village, Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 8DD on Monday and Thursday in Studio 1, from 18:30; notices at 18:50, out and running from 19:00. Bag storage will be in the ground floor lockers – don’t forget your 20p. For […]

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Annual Beginners Course

Stopsley Striders Annual Beginners Course

Each April, Stopsley Striders runs a fully coached 12 week beginner course with the aim of for all runners to be able to run for 30 mins or to complete a 5K. This year’s course starts on April 28th at Inspire Sports Centre at 6:40pm. To join the course please sign up using the Spond App on The course […]

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Hi Striders, Meet at Inspire, Studio 1, 6.45pm for 7pm start.  A 4.5-5k walk on lit paths, finishing at the pub or Inspire. Please let us know if you will be walking and if you will be going to the Barrels social afterwards. Hope to see you there, Liz & Amanda

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First Stopsley Steppers walk of 2022

Stopsley Steppers

Join us for the first Stopsley Steppers walk of 2022, Mon 21st Feb. A 4.5k walk on lit paths. Please sign up on Spond for Striders on 21st or email Let us know if you will be walking and if you will be going to the Barrels social afterwards. Hope to see you there, Liz

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Action for Children

Stopsley Striders Action for ChildrenC harity Total

Hi Striders, Last November, when I was lucky enough to become Striders fundraiser, one of my main goals was to keep the FUN in fundraising, I really didn’t want it to be one continuous ask for money. Everything we did was aimed to be inclusive, affordable and definitely fun. At the time, we were all isolated, so we included events […]

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