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, 26 January 2013

Race Report: CTS Anglesey Half-Marathon 19/01/2013

The race that wasn't that was..

I had waited for this one for months and months. The Anglesey CTS mountain marathon by endurance life.
The journey to Anglesey.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The latest Striders news!

Congleton Parkrun - Sat 12/01/2013

Saturday was the 5th Congleton parkrun at Astbury Mere. There was a great turnout on a windy day with 143 runners taking part, 10 from Sandbach Striders and three new 5k personal best times. Finishing times were as follows:-

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Race Report: CAFOD Fun Run 27/12/2012

"Please Run Carefully. Do Not Fall Into The Canal. This Is A Fun Run Not A Race. But if you come first there is a prize." said the race organiser. And I heard a loud laugh beside me. I looked around and recognised the laugher as an ex-work colleague, a member of Macc Harriers and veteran of several SuperSix races with a best time of under 39 minutes. Well if he wasn’t planning to take it too easily then neither would I!


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Striders hit the ground running in 2013!

CAFOD Fun Run (5 Mile) - 27th Dec 2012

Join CAFOD for a post-Christmas outing at the Bollington fun run and burn off all those mince pies! That was the advert and Strider Martin Colman joined in the fun and ran 5 miles of muddy paths around the local area….and Martin won the race.

Photo by CAFOD Events

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Race Report: Liverbird Double Marathon 31/12/2012

Purgatory........'a state or place of purification or temporary punishment'.

Jason now on the right side of the fence.......so that's what anti climb paint looks like.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Catch up on the Striders' Christmas news!

Cannon Hill Parkrun – Sat 22nd Dec

Michael Escolme ticked off yet another Parkrun on Saturday with a run at Cannon Hill Park next to Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. This is an accurately measured 5k

Race Report: Congleton Parkrun 5k 23/12/2012

On Saturday 23 December I got up and decided to run the Congleton park run. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

2012 Stat Attack!

Martin and I have been ploughing through some of the race stats from 2012. 

In total 387 races were logged by Striders throughout the year and the breakdown was as follows: