We are Sheffield’s friendliest running club organising training sessions across the city. Steel City Striders formed in 1982 and caters for many running levels and types, including road, fell and cross country. To get you started, we have collated some useful information below that should help you get to know the club better.

Training and support

  • Training sessions – regular training days throughout the week at various locations around the city, including Heeley, Millhouses, Hillsborough and Graves. Some sessions may require you to book in advance using the RunTogether platform: steelcitystriders.co.uk/training-sessions/
  • Run leaders – training sessions will be led by experienced club members or England Athletics qualified run leaders. We’ve added photos of our run leaders to help you recognise them: steelcitystriders.co.uk/run-leaders/
  • Club coaches – we have a number of England Athletics trained coaches who lead sessions and are happy to answer any coaching questions: steelcitystriders.co.uk/club-coaches/
  • Club committee – behind the scenes there is a hard working bunch of people that make up the committee of the club. The elected committee and club captains coordinate events, training, communications and competitions: steelcitystriders.co.uk/club-committee/
  • Guidelines for group running – to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all runners we’ve produced some guidelines for both group runners and run leaders to follow: steelcitystriders.co.uk/guidelines-for-running-groups/
  • Running guides – members of the club have written various useful documents aimed at runners of all levels, from running cross country to strength exercises and how to build your own training plans with recommended sessions: steelcitystriders.co.uk/running-guide-summary/

Club events and races

  • Upcoming events – details on Striders club races, championships and other events with links to further information. These will be the events that most Striders will be attending. A great way to meet members and get involved: steelcitystriders.co.uk/upcoming-events/
  • Local race calendar – shows upcoming local races which club members can attend: steelcitystriders.co.uk/local-race-calendar/
  • Social events – in addition to all the other events we organise, the club’s social secretary hosts social events including spirals runs and curry nights, first run of the month trips to the pub, a Christmas do and a range of other events. These are advertised via our club emails and events can usually be found on the Striders public Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/SteelCityStriders/events

Networking and sharing


  • Volunteering – every role within the club is undertaken by volunteers. Be that leading a Monday night run from Heeley to managing the website to organising the Percy Pud 10k. The club could not function without this band of amazing volunteers. There will be requests for volunteers throughout the year, so please come forward and get involved: steelcitystriders.co.uk/contact-us/
  • Annual General Meeting – the committee present the annual report and debate any motions at the AGM. Attending the AGM as a member gives you the right to present a motion and nominate other members to join the club committee. The meeting is followed by prize giving, a buffet and drinks: steelcitystriders.co.uk/club-committee/
  • Community support – through our club events we are in the very fortunate position of being able to support charities and other good causes in and around Sheffield. We do so by making donations and volunteering our time to help the work of local organisations and groups: steelcitystriders.co.uk/community-support-and-charity-donations/

Membership and discounts

  • Renewing your membership – all of our membership application renewals are administered via SiEntries. Every year you will receive membership emails explaining what you need to do in order to renew or cancel your membership: steelcitystriders.co.uk/how-to-join-and-renew/
  • Buying kit online – you can buy extra Striders kit online including club vests, t-shirts and other merchandise. Kit orders will be advertised on social media and emailed to all club members so that you can register your interest: steelcitystriders.co.uk/buy-striders-kit-online/
  • Club discounts – being a club member entitles you to a host of discounts at various running shops and online: steelcitystriders.co.uk/club-discounts/

If you have any questions at all about the club or any of our offerings please check out our frequently asked questions page, and contact our New Member Liaison if you require any further support, or to find out who you may need to talk to in the club.