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!"

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Snow joke! Latest Striders News.

Due to poor weather this weekend most of the races entered by our members were cancelled including…

Coniston 14 – A 14 mile road race around Coniston water Conti Lightning Run – A 12 hour endurance off-road race in Derbyshire Rivington Pike Trail Marathon – Trail marathon near Bolton in Lancashire Dark and White Mini Mountain Marathon – An orienteering event in Derbyshire Ironbridge Half Marathon – A scenic Half marathon in Telford

The races that did go ahead were….

Friday, 22 March 2013

Race Report: Wrap Up & Run Tatton 10k 17/03/2013

This was a nice little 10k around Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire in aid of age uk, the race started at 09:00am with one lap around Tatton park estate with a mix of trail paths and estate roads.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Race Report: Rhayader 20m 16/03/2013

I saw this race at the last minute advertised in Runner's World. Described as hilly, I thought it would be  a suitable challenge and good training for my upcoming ultra marathon.

So, I thought a nice weekend away in the camper would go down well, and with the race being on the Saturday I could do the race and enjoy the evening.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Race Report: Stafford Half Marathon 17/03/2013

Today I ran the Stafford Half Marathon. When I first woke up to snow and ice I thought it might have been cancelled as normally they have more snow up that end, but alas it melted ever so quickly.  

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

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Congleton Parkrun (5k) – Saturday 17th March

Three Sandbach Striders in the top 10 and a host of personal best times at the Congleton parkrun this week, a fantastic result.
Tony Taylor, Robert Kettle, Giles Hodges (with Son Maxwell), Michael Escolme (with his 50 parkrun T-shirt) and Terry Coppenhall.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Race Report: The Stupid Weekend

I've called this race report the "stupid weekend" for reasons that will become increasingly obvious. 
Bolton Hill Marathon

It all started a few months ago when I booked the Bolton Hill Marathon. This is billed as

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Annual General Meeting 27th March 2013

Annual General Meeting

As you will no doubt know it's the AGM on Wednesday 27th March so there will be no running that evening. 

Instead we invite you to attend the annual general meeting where we will report on the year's activities,

Monday, 11 March 2013

Catch up with all the news from this weekend!

Congleton parkrun (5k) – Saturday 9th March

The eleventh parkrun to be held at Astbury Mere in Congleton was well attended with 85 runners taking part. Strider Chris Coppenhall finished in 4th place in a time of 20:02 followed by his father Terry Coppenhall in 8th place in 21:52. 

Thursday, 7 March 2013

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Delamere parkrun (5k) – Saturday 2nd March

Back:     Robert Kettle, Rick Kelso-Davies, Joanne Smith, Tony Taylor, Matt Simister, Perry Wyatt, Karen Lovatt, Michael Escolme, Heather Carter.

Front:    Jill Young, Steve Treweeks, Liz O’Keeffe.

The inaugural Delamere parkrun took place on Saturday at Delamere Forest near Chester.