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!"

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Race Alert! North Staffs Christmas Cracker 18/12/11

Staffordshire Moorlands AC have announced that this years Christmas Cracker will take place on Sunday the 18th of December.

Here's what they have to say about it:..

Striders at last years Christmas Cracker
"Yes, it’s time to start thinking of fancy dress and bracing a Sunday morning, battling the elements at the ever popular Christmas Cracker.
For those who haven’t run it before, the 8 mile multi-terrain course has approximately 40% run on tarmac roads. The rest is over fields and gritstone. Between the 2 and 4 miles you
will be running along the Roaches ridge, which is exposed at 1,500 feet above sea level. The descent can get icy.
We encourage people to wear festive fancy dress, but do please ensure you’re also prepared and not caught out by what can be very cold, wet and windy conditions.

A rose between two thorns?
If, like last year, the elements are really against us, then it’s ‘Plan B’, a 5 mile race around Tittesworth Reservoir. The race starts at 11:00 a.m. at Tittesworth Visitor Centre, near Meerbrook. Registration commences at 09:00 a.m. and is open until 10:45 a.m. You’ll find it in the Visitor’s Centre lobby.

All entries are going to be 'on the day', to avoid competitors losing money in the event of a cancellation, or inability to get to the race due to bad weather. "

Quite a few Striders have made the trip over the past few years and there have been some "interesting" costume choices along the way too.

For more information visit their website