About Worthing Striders
Worthing Striders was established in 1996 by thirty running friends who wanted to form their own running club with the type of running they enjoyed in mind. The initial idea was to start a club with the minimum of rules and fuss that concentrated on road, off road and cross country running – AND SO – Worthing Striders was born.
West Worthing Tennis and Squash Club became our club headquarters because of its excellent facilities and its close proximity to the South Downs. Our club colours of orange and black were chosen to be easily recognisable at races.
Our original principles still hold firm but we have developed our operating format within the guidelines and principles of England Athletics to ensure we are compliant with new rules and regulations.
Worthing Striders participate in all types of races from fun runs and 5Ks to marathons and ultra-running: our members are diverse in their running needs. We are a mix of experienced runners, runners returning to the sport and beginners. We also have an excellent balance of age groups and a 50:50 ratio of male and female runners.
Throughout the year we attend a number of organised run events and have been known to host a selection of social nights and charity fundraising activities.
We are known as a friendly club!
Meet the Committee
Our volunteer committee consists of up to 10 elected members of the club, elections are held once a year at our annual AGM. Key posts are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
The committee’s function is to ensure Worthing Striders Run Club operates in safely, fairly and to England Athletics standards. They are the voice of our members.
Worthing Striders Run Club is a group provided by volunteers, we receive no funding or donations to assist with our operations.
We are proud to have a number of local businesses and organisations that who help with the running of our club. Without them things would be significantly more difficult!
Thinking of becoming a Strider?
If you are 18+, you can try the club before committing to becoming a member. Come as a guest to any of our regular sessions and see what you think, just let us know.