About Southern Striders

History

Southern Striders Athletic Club was formed and officially registered with WPA in 1990 by a group of runners who believed that speed was not a prerequisite to running. It started off as a place for the slower runners to get involved in races and to be accepted as runners by their peers, not to feel intimidated by the speed merchants as our efforts are just as noteworthy. We believe that we run for fun — hence our motto. This still holds true today even though we have some serious athletes in our midst.

We currently meet at the Club on Tuesday and Thursday (to start announcements at 6:00pm) and then set off on a training run/walk. Various distances are covered and the choice is left to the individual. All distances start out together, and most are merely “short cuts” on the same route. The Club hosts various disciplines: Running, Walking (both Competitive and Social) and a Cycling group has been formed. The Club members are noted for their socialising and the Pub is frequented by the most serious of the Athletes.

We are often approached by other Clubs to assist with marshaling or to help at feeding stations. Most of these are for no reward but we hope you will assist anyway, as we too are helped during races.

 

Where we meet

We presently meet near Rondebosch Common at the Almar Sports Club, aka the Marist War Memorial Club.

Corner of Croft and Moolenberg (GPS -33.96119,18.490409)

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The Marist War Memorial Club is the Club with whom Southern Striders have affiliated in order to use the premises and facilities. There are other groups/clubs also sharing these premises/facilities: Almar Cricket Club, Marist Bowling Club, VOG/B Hockey Club and a Dancing Studio.

The main hall is available for hire for private functions. Ask the barman for details.

Note: No headgear of any type may be worn in the Pub.

Contact Us

Contact the club chairman, Graham Ford, on 082-445-9824.
Or Paul Murphy, on paul.murphy.ptm@gmail.com or 082-878-1987.