The membership year runs from April 1st to March 31st.

Fees are £20 per year. Of the £20 membership fee £14 goes to British Athletics and £6 to the club.

Renewing members will be emailed a link to pay their fees online. Please ensure your details are correct - make changes via the England Athletics portal page.

New members will need to complete a membership form (see links below) and will then be sent an email with a link to pay their fees.

At the AGM on 6/03/2017 it was decided to keep the annual membership fee at £20 and absorb the £1 rise in fees paid to British Athletics. Of the £20 membership fee £14 goes to British Athletics and £6 to the club. The club raises other funds from providing marshals for the Manchester Marathon and Half as well as organising our two annual races. Those incomes help a great deal to keep our memberhsip fees low so do please help out if you can.

Membership form

The membership application form is available online, alternatively you can download it in PDF or MS Word format.

Keeping your details up to date

If you change your details during the membership year please update them via the England Athletics portal page.


To join the club or renew your membership please complete the membership form and bring it along to a club night. Please give the form to the Membership Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer or Chairman. If they are not available, or you don't know who to give it to, please ask your coach/group leader.  Once yor membership has been processed you will be sent an email with a link to pay your fees. If you do not receive the email  please get in touch with the membership Secretary who will be able to resend it.

When you join your details will be passed on to England Athletics who will post you a Competition Licence card. The card can be used to prove your entitlement to discount at Sweatshop and other retailers. Your Unique Runner Number (URN) is printed on the card, many race organisers ask you to fill in on their entry forms. Your URN stays the same when you renew your membership.

EA cards are printed only once a month so could take up to two months to arrive after joining the club. If your card has not arrived after two months please let the Membership Secretary know and they will chase it up.

Additional Benefits

Discount at many running races. All races run under UKA or associated organisation permits are obliged to offer a £2 discount to members of affiliated clubs such as ours.

Sweatshop offers 10% discount off non-sale items in any of their shops. Our local shop is Sweatshop Hyde where the knowledgeable staff are happy to help. Please take along your membership card or England Athletics card to show you are a member.

Other benefits are listed on the England Athletics website.


If you have any questions about applying for or the status of your membership please contact the Membership Secretary via our contact form. Select Membership Enquiries in the Category box.

Striders multi-sport team at the Cheshire Duathlon 2011

Striders sporting their medals at the Cheshire Duathlon 2011