Please join us at 8.15am this Saturday!

We gather in Benson Parish Hall Car Park for 8.15am, before moving round to the grassy bit for a fun, friendly, five-minute warm up... All are welcome - it would be lovely to see you! The Run Leaders will do their best to accommodate different length runs at different paces - please talk to us and tell us what you are looking to achieve!
Saturday Social Run
Saturday Social Run

Saturdays at 8.15am
Benson Parish Hall (Sunnyside)

This is our main social run. After a 5-minute warm up, our trained leaders will offer a selection of different routes to ensure there is a distance and pace to suit everyone. These smaller groups, which are all accompanied by a leader, allow us to provide an enjoyable, safe run for everyone.
Speed and Stamina
Speed and Stamina

Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm
Benson Parish Hall (winter)
Cow Common (summer)

Wednesday night interval sessions (hills in the summer) are coached sessions aimed at increasing cardiovascular fitness and speed as well as improving running form. They follow a varied programme of sessions that are inclusive and appropriate for most level of runner. It’s all about challenging yourself and making improvements alongside fellow runners who can help boost your motivation and provide camaraderie.

We start at 1930 from the Parish Hall on Sunnyside September through to April / May and from Cow Common car park April / May through to September (*though we also go to Cow Common once a month in the winter to mix things up!).

Hi viz clothing recommended all year round and a head or body torch is essential for the darker evenings from September to May.

Come and give these friendly and inclusive sessions a go - we’d love you to join us! πŸ™Œ
Circuit Training
Circuit Training

Monday evenings at 8.00pm
Benson Youth Hall

On a Monday indoor training in the form of circuits focuses on building core strength and muscular endurance. These sessions are held on a Monday at 8.00 in Benson Parish Hall, throughout school term time. Please be aware that there is an additional cost involved and for safety purposes there are limited spaces. If you are interested in attending, email to enquire if there are any spaces available

Subs for 2023-24 now due - Β£24 per person

Membership is still the bargain price of Β£24 for the year (with a 50% discount if you are a run leader or committee member)

The club pays to be affiliated with England Athletics (EA) but in addition individuals can pay to become affiliated runners. Some events offer discounts for members of affiliated clubs, some events only offer discounts to individuals who are affiliated runners. EA individual affiliation is Β£17 and runs from April to March. If you are planning on running in the Oxfordshire XC league this year ( you need to be an individually affiliated runner.

If you want to just join the club, cost = Β£24 (*Β£12 for a run leader or committee member)

If you want to join the club & EA, cost = Β£24 + Β£17 = Β£41

Please pay online:

Benson Striders Running Club
Account number: 19660960
Sort code: 30-99-63
Reference: subs/year/yourname (e.g. subs2023DeniseLewis)

Thank you for paying promptly πŸ™
The committee are all volunteers and nobody likes chasing late payments 😎