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, 18 October 2011

Race Report: Congleton Half Marathon 2011

I was expecting very bad weather this morning (possibly even as an excuse not to run!) so i was very pleased to find it dry and even sunny at times.


It was great to find parking near by and a very well organized venue. 
Within the first Mile there was the dreaded climb past Tesco but chatting to John from Alsager, another Sandbach Strider made it easier.

The race went through smaller country lanes with modest hills and loads of curves which made it more entertaining. I did recognise a few roads / signs and landmarks from previous cycle rides and was also surprised to suddenly see Jodrell Bank,

I did struggle between mile 10 and 11, but was able to pick up my usual pace again up to the last short and steep hill (the "sting in the tail")... It was great to find John and his wife waiting for me at the finish - great race, great venue and very happy!
For more information visit www.congleton-harriers.co.uk/half

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