Running

The Strawberries compete mainly in the local PAUSATF XC, road, and track series, although you can find our members competing all over the world. In our first decade since we formed in 2009, we've achieved some happy results, including Senior's Men's XC Grand Prix titles in 2016 and 2015, Open Women's XC Grand Prix titles in 2015 and 2014, Open Men's XC Grand Prix titles in 2013 and 2011, as well as the PAUSATF Club of the Year award in 2011.

While traditionally a distance-oriented running club, in recent years we have begun to develop a formidable sprints and middle distance program. Although we compete primarily in the spring track circuit, training takes place year-round at weekly practices.

For those in the Bay Area, the club conducts most of its training around the UC Berkeley campus. See our calendar for details, but roughly:

  • Workouts: Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM at the Edwards Track. We typically do intervals on Mondays, and tempo runs either on the track or on the trails in Strawberry Canyon. Workouts begin at 6:00 PM.
  • Long runs: Usually Saturdays at 8:30 AM - we will either meet for a run in Berkeley or carpool to a near by destination. Our favorite locations are the East Bay parks (Tilden, Redwood, and Chabot), but sometime we venture as far as the Marin Headlands and Nisene Marks.
  • Easy runs: organized informally through the club email lists.

For more information, you can check out our schedule. We're also friends with the Cal Running Club.