Training Group

Sutton Park (U17M Winning Team)

Beacon Hill Striders is an independent training group, comprising in the main older teenage athletes. It is open to all ambitious cross-country and middle-distance runners in Leicestershire (& the East Midlands).

Our leading runners have won national/international/Olympic competitions (Ben Dijkstra) or featured prominently in national competitions and UK rankings (Alfie Thompson, Alice Daniel, & Sam Stevens).

Beacon Hill Striders currently has around twenty regular members.

The vast majority of group members have represented Leicestershire / Nottinghamshire and/or the East Midlands Region.

Spring 2015 “Featured Athlete

Members of our training group receive:

  • An individual/personalised training and racing plan, based on current fitness, experience and personal goals
  • Regular monitoring of – and feedback on – progress and performance
  • On-going advice, guidance, education & support 
  • Regular weekly e-mail communication detailing information on training sessions and racing opportunities

In addition to the above, group members receive a regular Academy Newsletter that offers additional information/advice on training practice, profiles of leading athletes (both current and past) from across the globe, historical race videos etc…

Beacon Hill Striders has a distinctive Training Model and ethos that offers an athlete-centred approach to the development of young distance runners. For details of our current Training/Racing programme & weekly training plan, view our Training Plan page.

Training sessions are open to non-group members, who attend as “Guests”.

Should you be interested in attending a training sessions as a “Guest” runner, then please Contact Us

For more of a flavour of who we are, please visit our Gallery 

See Latest News for an update on the progress of Group members.