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!"

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Race Report: Knypersley Pool 5m 24/02/2013

Organised by Biddulph Running Club, the race was run in aid of the Mayor charities, Staffordshire Moorlands Cancer Support Group (Biddulph Branch) & MacMillan Cancer Support. This was a 5 mile multi-terrain race at Greenway Bank Country Park in Biddulph.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

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Worsley Woods parkrun (5k) – Sat 23rd Feb

The run starts with a flat mile along a disused railway line from Monton running towards Worsley Woods, a loop of varied terrain through the woods and then a final fast mile and a half back to the finish.

Michael Escolme at Worsley Woods parkrun (in the car park not on the course!)

Monday, 25 February 2013

Race report: Telford Parkrun / Hardmoors Osmotherley Trail Marathon 16+17/02/2013

Telford Parkrun 16/02/2013

My weekend began with a trip down to Telford for their inaugural parkrun . I wouldn’t normally have travelled quite so far for a 5k but the chance of bagging both a new parkrun course and another inaugural event was to good to miss.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

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Congleton Parkrun (5k) – Sat 9th Feb

Eleven Striders, along with several family members ran this weeks Congleton parkrun at Astbury Mere. There were 125 finishers and a very close finish between Chris Coppenhall and relatively new Strider Tony Taylor, with just two seconds between them in sixteenth and seventeenth places. There were also six new personal best times.
Congleton Parkrun - Chris Coppenhall, Jason Bulley, Michael Escolme, Danny McLaughlin, Heather Carter, Christiane Bunte, Terry Coppenhall, Matthias Bunte, Sophie Bunte, Evonne Foulkes, Helen Culloty, Tony Taylor, Unknown and Denis Culloty. 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Race Report: Southport Mad Dog 10k 10/02/2013

The Southport Mad Dog 10K #3 - Judgement Day...

Race Report: Braintree Boggle 10/02/2013

 The Braintree Boggle

Definitely more 'bog' than 'ogle', this run was not particularly pleasant.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Marshalling at the Congleton Parkrun

Today (Saturday 2nd February)  I volunteered to marshal at Astbury Mere since I was going to race the Alsager 5 on Sunday. I got there at 8.30am but first I had to meet a young girl who won a Kindle White prize from a competition I had organised at the College.  

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Race Report: Alsager 5 03/02/2013

Today I ran the Alsager 5, despite waking up at 3am with a stinking head cold.  As the weather had picked up at 10am I thought I’d be ok to run it. When I arrived at the race I notices that there were lots or people warming up in only their vests but as it had started to rain and there was a little wind I decided to keep on my long sleeve top.  Now that was a stupid decision.