Beacon Hill Striders

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Hot News: James Wardle (1M: 4-32) & Joel Dungworth (5K: 15-42) impress at the Derby Midweek Races.

BHS Monthly Article (April 2018) … Training Density: Create Space to Flourish (Part 2)

BHS Monthly Article (February 2018) … Training Density: Create Space to Flourish (Part 1)


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:

  • Joel Dungworth (15-42) & Tom Hughes (15-47) record 5K personal bests at the Derby Midweek Races. (April 2016)
  • James Wardle (4-32) & Tate Emery Peters (4-39) go 1-2 in the 1 Mile at the Derby Midweek Races. (April 2019)
  • Lizzy Edge (Gold) & James Wardle (Bronze) impress at the ERRA National age Group 5K Championships. (April 2019)
  • James Wardle, Sam Marsh, & Tate Emery Peters qualify for the East Midlands team to run in the London Mini-Marathon. (March 2019)
  • Ben Dijkstra impresses at the ETU European Cup Triathlon in Spain with a podium finish. (March 2019)
  • Sam Marsh sparkles with a top 10 finish at the English Schools XC Championships to secure international selection. (March 2019)
  • James Wardle (U15B), Joel Dungworth (U20M), & Lizzy Edge (U15W) lead in their County teams at the UK Inter-Counties XC. (March 2019) 
  • Joel Dungworth secures individual & team honours at the North Midlands XC League. (January 2019)
  • James Wardle wins the England Athletics U15B 3000m title at the Bedford International Stadium. (August 2018) … see: video

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


2016/2017: Highlighted performances by group members:

  • 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)