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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, 21 October 2011

Race Report: Hanley Parkrun 15/10/2011

After running the Chester Marathon a week previously, this 5km run had obvious appeal.  Four Sandbach Striders turned out to represent the club making the total number of runners 25.  The small number of runners lent the event a friendly atmosphere and meant that one could park easily and turn up just a few minutes before the start of the run.  

Paul, Heather, Michael and Liz at Hanley Park

The run was well organised and marshalled, although not quite well enough for one of our number who managed to miss the turning for the finish line and run an extra 1/2km (or so he says!).  The course was essentially two laps of the park, running on paths and over grass. It was also slightly undulating so perhaps not the best place to get a PB but great to get the lungs working overtime.  The park itself was surprisingly pleasant with a duck pond and childrens play area.  I'm not sure that there were any toilet facilities however.
If you register for the park run - which takes only a few seconds - your results will be displayed on the parkrun website which could be useful for comparing your runs over a period of time or against others.  Quite impressive given that it is free to participate in the park runs.

I would certainly recommend this run, which takes place weekly, as a useful part of any training regime, or as an enjoyable run in itself.

For more information, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/hanley/home


NB Congratulations to Heather who finished as first lady in this race!

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