Regular Training Sessions

Steel City Striders have regular training days throughout the week at various locations around the city.

There is no obligation to join the club to come and try out a training session.  Just come down and give us a try for free, see if you like it, no pressure.

If it’s your first time then let us know in advance, we’ll look out for you.  Or just turn up on the night if you want and introduce yourself.

If you want to ask questions about any session either contact the relevant session leader listed below or head over to the Striders Facebook group and say hello, we won’t bite. 🙂

Please note: we welcome all new runners, and will never leave anyone behind on one of our training runs. But if you cannot run for an hour or take longer than 70 minutes to run a 10k we would advise you definitely get in touch before joining us on a training run. We don’t want you to struggle or not enjoy the run so one of our 5k to 10k groups may be more suitable.

Note: as the majority of our training runs are in the evening or after dark, for your own safety please wear high visibility clothing otherwise you won’t be able to run with us.  This, and other advice can be found on our Guidelines for Running Groups page.

Monday Night Heeley

Main training session, road (some off road in summer).

Where: Edinburgh Cycles car park, opposite Heeley Swimming Pool, Broadfield Road, S8 0XQ
When: Meet at 19.20 for a 19.30 start. Finish around 20.45.
Facilities: There are shower and changing facilities at Heeley Swimming Pool, and there is a car park next to the baths (opposite Tesco Express).
Note: changing and showers are free for Fitness Unlimited members, £2.00 for Lifecard holders and £2.50 for everyone else. Non Fitness Unlimited members must report to reception / gym to make the payment.  All users will then be issued a ticket to give to the gym staff, so venue are aware of who and how many runners are using the showers/change facilities.

Contact Kevin Rains via our Contact Form

For more detailed information including groups, paces and times, see our dedicated Monday Night Heeley Page

Tuesday Daytime Millhouses

Daytime runs that take place on the roads and trails around Millhouses Park and vary from week to week. 

Where: Millhouses Park car park, S7 2QQ
When: Meet at 09.20 for a drills ahead of 9:30 start. Finish around 11.00.
Facilities: Parking. No toilets or changing so arrive ready to run.

Contact Steph Street via our Contact Form

For more detailed information including groups, paces and times, see our dedicated Tuesday Daytime Millhouses Page

Tuesday Night Speed Millhouses

Speed sessions to help you get stronger and faster: intervals, fartlek, hills and more. They take place on the roads and trails around Millhouses Park and vary from week to week. 

Where: Millhouses Park car park, S7 2QQ
When: Meet at 18.50 for a 19.00 start. Finish around 20.45.
Facilities: Parking. No toilets or changing so arrive ready to run.

Contact Ian Stinson via our Contact Form

For more detailed information and the schedule, see our dedicated Tuesday Night Speed Page

Wednesday Night Graves

Weekly training session. On road in winter and moving to the trails and off-road in summer.

Where: Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre, Bochum Parkway, Norton, S8 8JR
When: Meet at 18:50 for a 19.00 start. Finish around 20.30.
Facilities: Parking and changing rooms with showers and lockers (£1).

Contact Phil Howson via our Contact Form

For more detailed information including groups, paces and times, see our dedicated Wednesday Night Graves Page

Wednesday Night Hillsborough

Weekly training session. On road in winter and moving to the trails and off-road in summer.

Where: Hillsborough Leisure Centre, S6 2AN
When: Meet at 18:50 for a 19.00 start. Finish around 20.30.
Facilities: Toilets, showers, lockers and car parking (for SIV members), street parking for non SIV members.  See car parking warning from SIV / Hillsborough Leisure Centre.

Contact Laura Fletcher via our Contact Form

For more detailed information including groups, paces and times, see our dedicated Wednesday Night Hillsborough Page

Thursday Night Track Woodbourn Road

Interval sessions on the track. Sessions vary from week to week .

Where: SHU Athletics Stadium, Woodbourn Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S9 3LQ
When: Meet at 17:50. Warm up starts at 18:00 sharp. Finish around 19:00.
Facilities: Parking and changing rooms with showers. Fee for using track (currently £4.50 or free with Hallam Active membership)

Contact Peter Brown via our Contact Form

For more detailed information and the schedule, see our dedicated Thursday Night Track Page

Thursday Night Strength and Speed Hillsborough

Strength and Speed sessions to help you get stronger and faster concentrating on technique, form and strength. The sessions vary each week and take place within Hillsborough Park and on the surrounding roads. 

Where: Hillsborough Leisure Centre, S6 2AN
When: Meet at 19:20 for a 19.30 start. Finish around 20:40.
Facilities: Toilets, showers, lockers and car parking (for SIV members), street parking for non SIV members.  See car parking warning from SIV / Hillsborough Leisure Centre.

Contact Mick Wall via our Contact Form

For more detailed information and the schedule, see our dedicated Thursday Night Hillsborough Strength and Speed Page

Other additional sessions

There are several other training groups that run frequently, but not every week or only certain times of the year. They are organised independently by club members and are not formal club sessions.

Details of these groups are usually posted on the Striders Facebook group.