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!"

Friday, 14 October 2011

Race Report: Chester Marathon 2011 #3

My Chester marathon story by Caroline Brockbank 
Heather and I dashed from the portaloos to the start and wished each other good luck and after a short wait we were off!!  I seemed to get into a good rhythm right from the start and hoped to see my friends who had planned to be at one of the villages along the way - I was disappointed not to see her as I passed through Pulford, Lavister, Rossett, etc but after 19 miles I looked up and heard her!  There she was as  I climbed that hill, she dashed forward with my little goddaughter and had all the crowd cheering me
along with  "Go Caroline Go!" - that was just the boost I needed and I was determined to keep going.  I was quite surprised by the ups and downs in the last stages of the race miles but toddled on past a load of runners who looked like they had just had enough and were walking.  Once I came into the racecourse there were all the gang cheering but could not see my beloved husband (was he in the pub I thought?) then I saw him right on the finish line to capture all the joy of me finishing my second marathon and a new PB.  

For more details go to www.chestermarathon.co.uk


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