5k to 10k Groups

Steel City Striders are committed to helping new and improving runners.  With this in mind we regularly schedule 5k to 10k groups, with the aim of getting runners to a level where they can join our main training nights as detailed below.

For our main training nights we suggest that you should be able to run for an hour and be able to run 5 miles in around 75 minutes. The 5k to 10k groups provide an ideal opportunity to improve your running from the level where you can run 5k or for around 30 minutes and increase that up an hour and beyond in a friendly and supportive group.

At the end of the 8 week course we will support you in giving one of our main training nights a try.

There will be no cost to participate and no obligation to enter races or join the club, but a commitment to the whole 8 week programme would be appreciated.

The sessions will be run by experienced Striders who have qualified as Coaches and Run Leaders with UK Athletics.

Our Autumn 2019 series, is now confirmed as follows:

Tuesdays at Millhouses Park from 6pm (meeting at the Cricket Pitch Car Park) – NOW FULL!!

  • September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Thursdays at Hillsborough Park from 7pm (meeting at Hillsborough Leisure Centre) – STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

  • September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

Please note entry requirements, as follows:

  • You must be able to run a 5k, in 40 minutes or less.
  • You must not have completed any run distances greater than a Half Marathon within the last 2

If you have any questions about our 5k to 10k courses, please contact the 5k to 10k team via the contact form.

Please note that applications for the course will only be accepted via the online questionnaire, link below.


Thank you for your interest in our Autumn series!