The Manawatu Striders (formerly known as the Manawatu Marathon Clinic) was founded in 1983.
The club caters for runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels. Members set their own goals and for many a reasonable standard of fitness will be their aim. For others, it is the completion of a full or half marathon or reducing their previous best time.
The philosophy of the Manawatu Striders is group walking and running. Groups exercise at a wide range of speeds and over varying distances. With such a wide variation, the club has to be very flexible. Individuals select the appropriate group according to their abilities and the goals they set for themselves. Groups are led by experienced runners and walkers whose roles include the guidance of beginners throughout the season. Runners and walkers enjoy the fun and companionship of group running and walking which can also be a big factor in motivation.
We are a friendly club and have an active and varied social programme.