Specialist retailer of running clothing and equipment for endurance events.

myRaceKit sell ultralight running and outdoor gear to equip you for your next event whether it’s a marathon, ultra endurance event or a fast and light hiking holiday.

Our kit has been tried and tested in the extremes from the Arctic to the Sahara and being active ultra runners ourselves we know it works.

We are passionate about helping every runner finding the kit that is right for them. Our philosophy is that there is no “one size fits all” and our aim is to give you the best possible advice for your particular event.

Visit our online store: to shop or for further information.

LoSS members benefit from discounts and special offers.



Sports specialists in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea selling key brands and offering sound advice on Running & Fitness products.

RunActive are a family run business founded by brothers Richard and David Robinson, who with their dedicated teams deliver customers with expertise, sound advice and an in depth knowledge of the brands they work with. They are passionate about making sure the customer has a good experience every time they visit one of their stores.

Their shop in Leigh has become a local hub and a great meeting point where local members of the public come in and chat about the races they are doing or the new fitness class they have done in the gym.

Most importantly Run Active staff are experts in their sporting fields and are passionate in what they deliver to the customer, ranging from advice on nutrition and fitness equirptment to on and off road footwear.

Run Active stock most major brands including: Nike, Adidas, Asics, Saucony, Mizuno, Brooks Reebok, Inov8, Pure Lime, Moving Comfort, Underarmour and many more.

As a LoSS member you are legible for The Run Active loyalty Card which offers you 15% off all purchase (excluding sale items). If you don’t have one or have misplaced your card please pop instore to get a new one today.

Parkrun Southend


Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

What is Southend parkrun?
It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?
It’s run in Gunners Park, off New Barge Pier Rd, Shoebury, Southend, Essex.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run and don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

The Leigh Clinic

leigh clinic

Offering Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Sports Massage to aid recovery and prevent injury.

Stuart Garlick B.Sc.(Hons)Ost is a Gosc registered Osteopath.

Having worked at The Leigh Clinic for the past 16 years Stuart has a wealth of knowledge relating to rehabilitation therapy and preventative conditioning.

Bupa and most other insurance provider policies accepted.

Call 01702 410204 for further information or advice quoting Leigh Striders for a £10 discount.

Runners World UK


The UK’s most popular running magazine.

As well as the top-notch editorial you’ll find online, our website is community-based – meaning that as well as being a source of running news and features, it’s a place where UK runners come to chat, find events and more.

Our membership-based format helps readers keep up to date with what we’re doing, via email, and our magazine subscribers enjoy extra online content.

RW also has some great calculators for working out your race splits and a number of training schedules from 5K to marathon that cater for all abilities.

You can also find reviews of running kit, advice on health issues and nutrition as well as blogs and forums where you can discuss all manner of topics with other runners.

Power of 10

power of 10

Performance baseline and ranking information for coaches and athletes.

The Power of 10 has inspired and motivated improved standards of performance since its inception in 2006.

It instills a real sense of purpose and value that has witnessed greater depth and higher standards in the vast majority of events across all age groups leading to competitors, clubs and coaches being inspired to achieve the targets set and drive up standards as a result.

Essex Athletics


Official website for the Essex County Athletics Association.

Website with all the latest news, fixtures, reports and results for XC, Road, and Track events across Essex.

England Athletics

england athletics

Developing the talent of the future and supporting the existing competition and coaching network across England.

Hundreds of thousands of people across England are involved in athletics. In many different ways it really is the most exciting, diverse and vibrant sport there is. For many athletics provides the ultimate challenge to their competitive abilities. The range of disciplines across the track, field, road and off-road provides an incredible diversity of events for different people with different skills and abilities which means that it is impossible to stereotype what it means to be an athlete. For other people athletics is about fitness and participation but the range of age groups, events, competitions and clubs means that athletics really is a truly inclusive sport.

England Athletics develops grass roots athletics in England, supporting affiliated clubs to prosper, developing more and better coaches, recruiting and supporting volunteers and officials. England Athletics provides competition opportunities at an international, national and area level and through developing the quality of coaching.

British Athletics

british athletics

Rebranding of UKA with all the latest news from grassroots to professional level.

UK Athletics is the National Governing Body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Since its inception in 1999, UK Athletics has developed to become the most successful and robust athletics governing body in the world with a world class major events series and overseeing the performances and the British Athletics Olympic and Paralympic programme teams.

This website has too much information to do it justice here so why not click on the link and pay them a visit.

Run Britain

run britain

The dedicated road running offering from British Athletics.

The new Run Britain website is now online and can provide everything a runner needs:

  • A UK race and event database packed with running events,
  • Online entry for hundreds of races and an active and supportive running community.
  • Helpful articles to support you and your running training;
  • Advice on running for beginners,
  • How to deal with running injuries,
  • General Information,
  • Training advice for running a marathon.

As well as this it is a valuable one stop information portal for ensuring race directors, event organisers and others can find everything they need to support road running events