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!"

Monday, 14 November 2011

Crewe Déjà vu: The Day in Pictures

On a foggy Autumnal day at the Cumberland Athletics Track in Crewe, a group of intrepid runners gathered with the intention of running 105½ laps. This was the day of the inaugural Crewe Déjà vu track marathon, a gruelling test of mental and physical endurance. The event was conceived some months earlier by three fools from Sandbach Striders over a couple of drinks and it somehow evolved into a proper race. We're still not sure how.

We have around 3gb of photographs from the day and until we work out how to upload that many without our website falling over, here is the story of the day along with a few selected photographs.
At 10am the runners gathered amidst the fog for the pre-race briefing
Alan and David despite having a running battle for much of the race find the time to share a quick joke.
A suspicious looking character makes good his escape.
Are you taking this marathon seriously Chaps? Jason and Perry demonstrating the M of YMCA along the home straight.
 Danny the Microphone Man takes a short break from his MCing duties.

The famous Mick 'n' Phil pose for a quick photograph mid-race.
Left hand for Vaseline Terry, right hand for Jelly Babies.
Jellybabyvaselinegirl takes a moment away from her duties to point at a sign
Perry and Michael demonstrating the world famous Sandbach Striders Jazz Hands.
Jason does his bit to help push forward the frontiers of science. 

The footballers playing nearby paused their game to join the rest of the spectators to cheer Kaja across the finish line.

Chris was one of several runners to achieve a new pb - good work!
Wrexham Rob flying the flag for Cymru.
Vicky and Thomas from Liverpool Running Club celebrate their respective fantastic results
The Crewe Déjà vu attracted runners from all over the globe. Conor made the long trip from Galway to finish in 6th place overall

Grant crosses the finish line in his own inimitable style.
The race winner, Pat, showing exactly how much effort was needed to win the Crewe Déjà vu. Don't worry he soon picked up when he saw what was waiting for him in his goody bag.
A post-race discussion on which part of the course was the most scenic.
Steve still smiling after finishing the race despite having a marathon journey back home.
Sandbach Striders' Chairman Terry had a difficult few minutes post-race but quickly recovered to celebrate his pb in style

Syd and Mike having a well earned post-race rest. 

The goody bags provided finishers with a choice of protein shakes, water or ice-cold lager. Denzil, Michael and Claire show off their preferred tipple..
The Chaps from HS Sports in Congleton did a first class job of chip timing - as befits a company with their skills and experience http://www.hssports.co.uk/

1 comment:

  1. Great photos chaps, thanks again Wrexham Rob-- ooo and that last lap was faster than the previous 20!