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, 18 November 2011

Race Report: Langley 7 05/11/2011

Langley 7 5th November 2011
It was a 2 pm start from the lovely village of Langley near Macclesfield, really nice and sunny weather for early November.
Steering is made more difficult when running with your eyes closed.
The start was next to the Village Hall and slightly downhill for the first mile, then a slow steady climb which got steeper and went on for 3 miles.

I did not feel very well after having a hydrogel at the start and definitely did not enjoy the long climb.
Eyes wide shut. Still.

But I was rewarded mid way with a gorgeous view down to Macclesfield and the rest of the race was very nice , steadily flat and downhill, and at least that made me run quicker.
The finish was at the end of the reservoir near the Teggs Nose top- lovely countryside.
Instead of the goody bag you got an ale or a cider .....- not happy with my time, but might do again with prior training to master the dreaded hill part - and hope some more striders are coming to join me next year.
How much quicker would she have been with her eyes open?
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