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, 29 June 2012

Race Report: Dunham Massey 5k 14/06/2012

Race report Dunham Massey Park 5k Races. 

203 runners.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Race Report: Stone St Michaels 10k

On Sunday 24 June I ran my 8th NSRRA race which was the Stone St Michael’s 10K. 
Time for some jazz hands at mile 2

Friday, 22 June 2012

Run Report: Summer Solstice 21/06/2012

Summer Solstice – Striders Un-henged

No sign of the sun yet
Not to be confused with an event, which took place at the same time, at some obscure stones on Salisbury Plain.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Race Report: Brading 10k 17/06/2012

How better to start a holiday and to celebrate fathers day than to do a swift 10k
The competition was tough!
road race. After the choppy ferry crossing from Portsmouth on the Saturday the weather

Friday, 15 June 2012

Crewe Déjà vu 2 is now full!

With over 4½ months srill to go until race day we are very pleased to announce that the Crewe Déjà vu 2 is now full!

50 entries have been received, 12 of which are from members of Sandbach Striders.

A reserve list will be in operation soon in case we have any drop-outs

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Race Report: Potters 'Arf #2 11/06/2012

In the book of Revelation, St John describes a vision of hell containing a beast with seven heads, where ‘every head was a hill’. Apparently most theologians think that this was a cryptic reference to his persecutors in Rome, although last Sunday morning I started wondering if the vision of hell was of another city, also built on seven hills but in Staffordshire rather than Italy…

2½ downhill miles gone, why does everyone say this race is so hard?

I’d entered the race a couple of weeks before, when a friend of Grant’s offered to give

Entries now open for Sandbach Super Six 10k 14th October!

Sandbach Super 6 10k

10k multi-terrain race

83% on Runners World - Read the comments here!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Race Report: Potters 'Arf 11/06/2012

On Sunday four striders braved the hot blistering sun to take part in the Potts Arf
Martin, Liz and Heather pose with medals.Wot no Terry ?!?

Marathon. As I approached the first mile, memories of 2006 came flooding back. 
It was after that race I remember saying “I’d never do this one again!!!!”  

Monday, 11 June 2012

Race Report: Kent Roadrunners Marathon 05/06/2012

I had originally planned to spend this weekend over in Ulster running the Newry Marathon for the third year in a row. But a combination of mounting total costs and my

Post-race, with medal.

friend who lives out there being Über-busy meant I ditched the idea and went for

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Training Run – The Brocken

On the rare occasion of a morning off while working in Germany recently I decided I’d take a short drive to the Harz Mountains & have a go at running up the highest mountain I could find – this it turns out would be the mythical Brocken.

The summit

The Brocken itself has a peak 1141m above sea level & is (according to Wikipedia)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Race Report: Great Manchester Cycle 04/06/2012

I cycled the inaugural Great Manchester Cycle on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June.

I had only come across the event after seeing it promoted on Rebecca Romero’s twitter

Friday, 8 June 2012

Striders carry the torch for the real Olympic Relay

In the very early hours of the morning on Friday the 8th of June 2012, five intrepid members of Sandbach Striders gathered together at Crewe Railway Station to await
Striders meet previous stager runner Claire at Crewe Railway Station

the arrival of the unofficial olympic torch. It was their job to deliver it safely 12 miles

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Relay Race Results 06/06/2012

Well done to all 20 runners who participated in last nights relay race.

Grant and Paul receive their prize for a winning relay performance.
The winning team was Paul Barnett, Grant Stanning, Rick Kelso-Davies and Steve Treweeks.

Race Report: Westbridge 5 03/06/2012

As I am in the NSRRA League, I entered the Westbridge 5 some time ago.  On my way there the wind was howling and the rain started to come down heavy. Typical running weather.
There was about 200 runners and as I had never ran this course before I found out the

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Race Report: Wincle Trout Run 02/06/2012

I first heard about the Wincle Trout Run in February from a member of Congleton Harriers and the thought of it made me smile – I just liked the idea of getting a trout at the end of it.

On the way to the race my car struggled to get up some of the hills and it crossed my

Monday, 4 June 2012

Race Report: Riga Marathon 20/05/2012

The alarm clock rang on Saturday morning signalling a weekend of very early get-ups. It was 3am and a quick drive down to Luton Airport was ahead of me ready for my 7am

flight to Riga. This is all part of the fun when booking budget flights to slightly unusual