Beacon Hill Striders

Get ahead of the pack, and achieve your personal best performance with Beacon Hill Striders

  • Hot News: Ben Dijkstra runs a 13-44 personal best 5K as top class racing returns at the Podium 5K … (Full race report here)
  • August Training Sessions: can be viewed here.
  • ** NewTraining Article – October 2019 (Training: Week Zero!) **

Beacon Hill Striders (Performance Running) – set up, developed, and led by former international runner Alan Maddocks – offers:

  • A ground-breaking training environment for talented and aspirational distance runners … Read More
  • A ‘Resource Centre’ providing FREE access to running training theory and best practice materials … Read More
  • Affordable ‘Consultancy Services’ to enhance your running performance and experience …  Read More

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Selection of Articles/Reports produced by Beacon Hill Striders (Performance Running):

Summary of the latest key performances from Beacon Hill Striders training group members:

  • Ben Dijkstra impresses with 4th place at the Mooloolaba World Cup Sprint Triathlon in Australia. (March 2020)
  • Tate Emery Peters claims U17M 1500m Bronze at the England Athletics AG Indoor T&F Championships. (February 2020)
  • James Wardle (IB, Leicestershire) & Lizzy Edge (IG, Nottinghamshire) claim County Schools’ XC titles. (February 2020)
  • Ben Dijkstra takes individual Silver in the Senior Men’s race at the Midland Counties XC Championships. (January 2020)
  • Louis Buttrick takes U15B Silver at the Nottinghamshire County XC Championships. (January 2020)
  • Ben Dijkstra (28-53) records 10K PB with a top 3 finish at the Ribble Valley 10K. (December 2019)
  • Xavi Salcedo (16-04) & Lizzy Edge (17-37) lead a slew of 5K bests at the Derby Midweek Races. (December 2019)
  • Pascal Bouttier-Butler records a top 3 finish at the Seagrave Challenge. (November 2019)
  • Sam Marsh impresses with top 6 finish at the (British Athletics) Cardiff XC Challenge. (October 2019)
  • Joel Dungworth & Jamie Short impress at the Leicestershire 5000m Championship with U20M & Senior Men Golds. (May 2019)

For full details of group runners’ performances see: Latest News

2016/2017/2018/2019: Highlighted performances by group members:

  • Ben Dijkstra claims double Gold (Individual & Mixed Relay) at the European U23 Triathlon Championships. (September 2019)
  • Lizzy Edge places 10th at the European Youth Triathlon Championships on her Team GB debut (June 2019)
  • Lizzy Edge captures English 5K (U15G) title at Sutton Park, Birmingham (April 2019)
  • Sam Marsh records a top 10 finish at the English Schools XC Championships to secure International selection. (March 2019)
  • Ben Dijkstra grabs Midlands U20M XC Championship title at Leamington. (January 2019)
  • Xavi Salcedo takes Individual Silver at the UK School Games Triathlon. (September 2018)
  • Joseph Tuffin retains U20M Midland Counties 3000m title. (September 2018)
  • James Wardle wins the England Athletics U15B 3000m title at the Bedford International Stadium. (August 2018) 
  • Phillip Maddocks claims individual Silver in the Welsh National Sprint Duathlon Championships. (March 2018)
  • Sam Stevens finishes as runner-up in the U20M race at an International XC event in Spain (December 2017)
  • Ben Dijkstra represents Team GB at the European XC Championships (December 2017)
  • Ben Dijkstra claims individual Bronze at the World Triathlon Championships. (September 2017) (See video)
  • Joseph Tuffin takes Midland Counties U20M 3000m title. (August 2017)
  • Libby Coleman represents Great Britain at the European Youth Triathlon Championships. (July 2017)
  • Ben Dijkstra collects another national title at the England Athletics U20M T&F Championships (June 2017) (see: video)
  • Sam Stevens leads GB runners home in the World XC Championships U20M race. (March 2017)
  • Ben Dijkstra secures his seventh English Schools title with victory at the English Schools XC (Senior Boys) Championships. (March 2017)
  • Joseph Tuffin makes a winning international debut representing England at the Welsh Athletics International. (March 2017)
  • Libby Coleman wins the U17W title at the Midland Counties XC Championships. (January 2017)
  • Sam Stevens represents Great Britain at the European XC Championships in France. (December 2016)
  • Ben Dijkstra claims the Junior Men’s Bronze at the World Triathlon Championships. (September 2016)  see Video
  • Sam Stevens secures the Senior Boys 3000m title at the 2016 English Schools T&F Championships. (July 2016) view race
  • Alfie Thompson represents England at the European Youth Mountain Running Cup in the Czech Republic. (June 2016)
  • Sam Stevens makes a successful international debut (representing England) at the Cardiff XC Challenge. (January 2016)