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, 19 December 2011

Race Report: Sneyd Striders Pudding Race 11/12/2011

Sneyd Striders Pudding Run (10 mile race) – Sunday 11th December 2011. 

This 10-mile race was arranged by Sneyd Striders and was just off junction 11 on the M6. The venue was easy to find, even for me! It was a flat course that did 2 laps along fairly quiet side roads and then through a housing estate. Not the most picturesque area but I enjoyed it. 

Walsall: Not yet a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The event was well marshalled and there was a drinks station on each lap. Car parking was at a local school where there were adequate changing areas, showers and a baggage drop. There was also a café that served hot food and drinks before and after the event. Everyone was very friendly and most people that I spoke to had done the event before. The race had chip timing and a goody bag at the finish. 

I got a Christmas pudding, key ring, mug mat and two pieces of fruit. It was a good race for me, as I had never run this distance before. This picture is me sprinting for the finish line to get a time of 1:39:14. Proof at least that I did it. One of the marshals even commented that I had travelled a long way (from Sandbach) to run. 

For more information visit the Sneyd Striders website.

Jill Jenkins

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