About us

Sandbach Striders was born back in 2003. Since the early days, membership has grown with a firm ethos of the club being not just about running but social activities as well. The club is affiliated to UK AAA and has its own qualified coaches. Many other special events take place on various nights too.

The club meets on Wednesdays at 18:30 and Sundays at 09:00 at Elworth Cricket Club.

Whilst many members compete in races from 5k to Marathons, the emphasis remains purely on keeping people motivated and having fun. Why not scan through our race reports to see what we’ve been up to? Having read them, you’re sure to see why Sandbach Striders has developed the motto of being

"No Ordinary Running Club!"

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Race Report: Anglesey Half

An early alarm wake up call (5.30am 😣) meant it was Anglesey Half Marathon day. Sometimes I wonder why we put ourselves through it, and this was how I was definitely feeling at this unsociable hour in the morning. A hot shower and mug of tea soon lifted my spirits.

Press release – February 2017

Here is a round up of the races participated in by members of the club throughout February.

Mad Dog 10K
4 Striders took part in this race along the Southport promenade.  With live band ever kilometer and a mix of serious and fun runners in fancy dress, it is always a race which puts a smile of striders faces, despite being blasted by the wind off the sea!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Race Report - Carsington Water half marathon

It was one of those days when you couldn't decide what to wear. The ambient temperature was mild but there was a strong,  cold wind. I went armed with virtually every clothing combination. 

Race Report - Knypersley Pool 5 Mile Charity Race

Biddulph Running Club, held there annual 'Mayors Charity Race' today at Knypersley Pool, it's a 5 mile trail run around knypersley pool reservoir, followed by a long uphill climb through woodland, over biddulph moor before returning around the lake back to the finish. It's a challenging course, very muddy (trail shoes a must) but equally rewarding with some beautiful scenery.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

This week's news: 29/01/2017

Striders took part in 4 chilly parkrun events this weekend and 2 events in ever so slightly warmer climates!
Striders joined in a pack of 198 runners, joggers and walkers at Congleton parkrun on Saturday, with three club members finishing in the top 10.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Race Report: Kidsgrove 10k 22/01/2017

Four Striders made there way to today's inaugural 'Kidsgrove 10k', Helen, Heather, Andy T and myself. This was a new 10k in the area, organised by 'gold events', and being merely a 10 minute drive from Sandbach, it was a race to good to miss.

Monday, 23 January 2017

This week's news: 23/01/2017

Another quiet week with Striders taking part in 5 different parkrun’s and an inaugural 10k.
On a cold Saturday morning 8 Striders headed to Astbury Mere for the Congleton parkrun with Darren Varley coming in 5th overall. Full results were:
Darren Varley 18:22
Rick Kelso-Davies 20:09
Steven Barton 20:36
Catherine Winders 26:08
Paul Nicholls 28:29
Hannah Birtles 31:38
John Wright 32:05
Julia Dunlop 32:06

Sunday, 22 January 2017

This week's news: 16/01/2017

It’s been a quiet week for Sandbach Striders on the race front although there have been lots of wet and cold ‘fun’ runs.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Race Report: Cheshire Cross Country Championships

Ten Striders ventured to Birchwood Park, Warrington for this year's Cheshire 'Cross Country Championships'. Although Striders have previously dabbled with cross country events with mixed success, it's something as a club which has never taken off, this year however there was a surge of enthusiasm, and for the first time we entered both a mens and ladies team.

Striders at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships

This week's news: 09/01/2017

Happy new year to all!
Striders started off the year how they meant to go on with a New Year’s day parkrun. 14 club members attended the first free run of the year at Astbury Mere. Full results were:
Darren Varley 18:21
Stephen Mclean 19:54
Rick Kelso-Davies 20:00
Andy Thomas 20:07
Heather Carter 20:12
Nigel Fishwick 23:39
Lisa Highfield 23:40
James Boon 23:57
Lynsey Astles 24:54 (PB)
Steven Fallows 26:19
Adam Mayell 26:52 (PB)
Thomas Mayell 26:53
Gillian Fallows 29:51
Amy Mayell 35:27

Monday, 19 December 2016

This week's news: 18/12/2016

One could assume that there were some extra curricular activities going on this weekend with the very little running that took place!
That being said, there was a great turnout at the foggy Congleton parkrun, with Heather Carter coming in as first female and personal best times for Lisa Highfield and Jaynie Turner.

Monday, 12 December 2016

This week's news: 12/12/2016

This week saw the brood of titchy Striders growing further. Congratulations to Paul Barnett on the birth of Alexander George.
In other news, Striders did what they did best this week and donned costumes galore for a variety of Christmas themed races.