Beacon Hill Striders

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  • Hot News 1: Sam Marsh impresses with top 6 finish at the (British Athletics) Cardiff XC Challenge.
  • Hot News 2: Ben Dijkstra claims double Gold (Individual & Mixed Relay) at the European U23 Triathlon Championships.
  • ** NewTraining Article – October 2019 (Training: Week Zero!) **

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

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  • 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:

  • U17 Athletes James Wardle & Lizzy Edge impress at the Midlands Road Relays. (September 2019)
  • Rosie Allen claims overall Silver (in the Junior Women division) in the BTF Super Series. (September 2019)
  • Chris Hine (15-32) & Sam Marsh (15-40) run 5K bests at the Mid Cheshire 5K. (August 2019)
  • James Wardle (U17M 3000m) & Louis Buttrick (U15B 3000m) medal at Midland Counties Age Group Championships. (August 2019)
  • Tate Emery Peters sets impressive 800m best at the English Schools T&F Championships. (July 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:

  • Lizzy Edge places 10th at the European Youth Triathlon Championships. pmn 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)