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, 13 January 2012

Race Report: Hanley Park Run 24th December 2011

Well it’s almost ancient history now but here’s the write up for Hanley Park Run on December 24th 2011 …..
I arrived just before 9.00am with one of my elves dressed as a 12 year old girl and one of the reindeer wearing a dog costume. We met with Snow White, Super Hero Man, a fake Santa and some old bloke who’d escaped from his nursing home.

We found the start line where I was astonished to see lots of other fake Santas and quite a few elves. A very nice young man gave a briefing which lasted longer than the race and then we were off. It soon became apparent that all the other Santas were really proper runners in disguise, I immediately added them to the naughty list. My own progress was hampered by the reindeer who overplayed the dog role and insisted on having a pee on every tree as well as chasing a real dog which was going in the wrong direction. My elf, being clever and cunning, watched most of the goings on from the comfort of a park bench. Eventually we finished to be greeted by the old man, fake Santa and Snow White.

The café was closed so we headed home, old man back to his live-in nurse, super hero to return the costume to his super hero chairman dad and fake Santa back to tell his Mrs that he looked better than the real thing. I had to get back quickly having received a call from Mrs Claus saying she was dropping in for a workshop inspection after picking up the turkey from Goosetry, as you would!  I’ve put a shaver on Snow White's Xmas list, she sure needs it!

Yours most jolly,


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