Welcome

Welcome to the CLC Striders website, as you progress through the site you will see that we are a friendly competitive running club, based at the Cheltenham Ladies College Sports Centre. Open to all, we inspire and motivate our members to enjoy their running.

We hold organised training sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year, and have an enthusatic and strong, men's and women's team racing on the road, track and cross country.

New members are always welcome to join us for training, either get in touch or just turn up.

Important News

June into July – inc. Aztec 5k and Frampton 10k

CLC Striders have been busy competing since the Cotswold Way Relay, ensuring a strong finish to June and start to July. In the Boddington 10k on Sunday 25 June, vets Paul Northup and Gordon Bendall represented the club, clocking 38:52 and 50:29 respectively. On Tuesday 27 June, three Striders made the trip down to Bristol Read more...

Recent Results

Glos League cross country, Race 1, 14 October, Blackbridge, Gloucester

In the first cross-country fixture of the season, CLC Striders turned out en masse to represent their club. In breezy and balmy conditions, the women and men did well in their first test away from the road and track for some months. Club teams were gathered from all over the region to take part and Read more...

The 2017 Cheltenham Half (plus Cardiff Half & Great Oaks Yorkley Gallop)

The weather forecast had looked ominous all week as a large group of CLC Striders geared up to run in their hometown half marathon. In the end, the morning dawned overcast but calm, and apart from one shower 20 minutes into the race, the event was dry. On the day, the standout performance from a Read more...

Iain Porter wins the Glencoe off-road Marathon

On Sunday 1 October, club strongman (nicknamed the Mountain Goat) Iain Porter competed in one of the toughest events in the UK – the Glencoe off-road marathon – and achieved one of the most amazing club results CLC Striders have ever been honoured with. With almost even splits 1:54 and 1:53, Iain finished in a Read more...

CLC Striders Race report: Sutton Park Road Relays 2017

A warm and sunny Saturday 23 September 2017 saw two ladies’ and three men’s teams from the CLC Striders club compete in the annual Midland Counties Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park. Pictured: All the CLC ladies on the day, from left to right: Rebecca Reynolds, Rachel Vines, Amanda Steer, Helen Knight, Amelia Mullins, Nicola Weager, Read more...

The Longer the Better

As the track season ends, CLC Striders were busy proving their prowess over much longer distances this last weekend. On Sunday 17 September, three striders – Rob Bircher, Andrew Paterson and Betty the dog – travelled up to the Peak District to the Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs, famous as the site where the Lancaster bombers Read more...

The Stratford Big 10k (Sunday 10 September 2017)

On Sunday morning, 10th September 2017, four Striders made the trip north to compete in Stratford’s Big 10k event. Once again, even though labouring with a cold, Sophie Longmore demonstrated her class by finishing as the first lady in a time just outside the magic 40 minutes, but in a PB of 40:14 on the Read more...