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, 29 September 2012

Race Report: Marathon du Medoc 08/09/2012 #4 Video!

Here is a short video race report made by our own resident coaching officer, welfare officer and movie mogul Mr Jason Bulley.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Race Report: Marathon du Medoc 08/09/2012 #3

I remember hearing talk last July/August at the club about costumes and an ark being
built then a rehearsal run with Mik and Grant in fancy dress (Mr & Mrs Noah).


I thought at the time they were mad but where do I find myself today, on the start line
of the 28th Médoc marathon with eight other Striders all in fancy dress costumes.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Race Report: Marathon du Medoc 08/09/2012 #2

For the second year on the trot I made the trip to France to run the Medoc marathon, although this time I left the family at home.

This quite simply is the best marathon on the planet, forget a timed performance, just

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Race Report: Marathon du Medoc 08/09/2012 #1

In 2011 my husband, friends from ‘Team Moose’ and a few fellow members of Sandbach Striders disappeared on a long “boys” weekend. Apparently it is customary for these weekends to involve some sporting activities, a bit of sight seeing, a spot of drinking and some dressing up.

This was their first experience of the Marathon du Medoc, it looked (and sounded) a good one. I was curious…

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Race Report: St Thomas 7m 16/09/2012

I left my house at 8.45am as I knew that I needed to get to Upper Tean, on the other side of Cheadle for the St Thomas’s 7 mile road race which started at 10.30am. I am glad I left early as my satnav took me to Stone which I drove round twice, then in the direction of Leek before I realised that I was on the wrong road. 

This is at the 2 mile mark (which was also part of the Cheadle 4 route)

After stopping several people I finally found my way to Upper Tean. As I turned into

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Hanley 5k Parkrun is 1 this Saturday!

This Saturday (22nd September) sees the 1st birthday of our friends at the Hanley 5k Parkrun!
Paul, Heather, Mik and Liz at a Hanley Parkrun earlier this year.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Race Report: Pilgrim Marathon 16/09/2012

Well, after having to drop out of the Médoc marathon due to a wedding commitment I simply had to find another race to do in preparation for the upcoming track marathon.

Approaching mile 20

Sunday, 16 September 2012

London Monopoly Run - Book your place now!

Saturday October 20th sees the inaugural Sandbach Striders Monopoly run.

A 15.7 mile run/walk/crawl through the streets of London around every location on the Monopoly board.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Race Report: Salford Quays 10k 09/09/2012

I entered this race early in the year and had planned to use it to try and improve my 10k time to around 58 minutes, but funny how things never seem to go to plan.  I did the race with my daughter and a friend from work whom I had convinced that the race would be easy.

The race itself was well organised and there was ample car parking on the multi-storey car

Monday, 10 September 2012

Race Report: Ipstones 5 8/09/2012

On Saturday 8 September I ran the Ipstones 5 mile race. Thankfully I got a lift from Janet and Sue of South Cheshire Harriers as my sense of direction when I get anywhere near the  Leek/Ashborne road leaves a lot to be desired.

Thank god for a bit of flat road!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

New edition of members handbook now published!

The latest edition of the members handbook can now be downloaded.

There is a version in Word here.
Or a PDF version here.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Race Report: Hell on the Humber 18-19/08/2012

This race was to be my big challenge event for the year. A 12 hour endurance race held overnight from 7pm to 7am. In Hull.
A man with a pole in his head stands in front of a big bridge.