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, 24 July 2013

Race Report: Arley Half Marathon 21/07/2013

After our jaunt around Liverpool had been postponed, I was in need of something else to replace a good long run. 
Lining up in height order: Bob, Tom, Cheryl and Gordon

Tom mentioned the Arley Hall half and with considerable effort, I managed to get both Gordon and me into it (by the way, entries on the day were being taken although this wasn’t clear on the website!) 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Race Report: Trentham 10m 21/07/2013

Just before the race I treated myself to a massage by Brian Coles who worked on my tight calves, especially the left. And I really felt the benefit whilst running. 

My game plan was to try and beat last year’s time of 1. 31. 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Run report: Mik's Cluedo Scavenger Hunt 26/06/2013

Well done to all who took part in the inaugural running of Mik's mystery scavenger hunt!

Striders worked in pairs and had just 75 minutes to come up with photographs that best captured the objects and people made famous by the boardgame Cluedo.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Race Report: Cheadle 4m 13/07/2013

On Sunday 13 July I set off for Cheadle with my mate Sue Davies from the South Cheshire

Harriers. The morning was hot and sunny, but hey-ho 4 miles in the heat would soon be

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Race Report: Dig Deep Intro Ultra 30m 13/07/2013

Here are some video clips that I took along the route of the intro ultra 30m at the Dig Deep camping weekend.


I've tried to block out the swearing, apologies if I've missed any.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Race Report: Lancaster Marathon 30/06/2013

So it arrived... 

The day that I had been waiting for. Or should I say the weekend I had been waiting for. 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Club handicap 10k results and photos

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year's club handicap 10k (10.5k :-) )

The winners! Jill, Terry Giles,Jill, Lucy and Steve

The full results were as follows:

Friday, 5 July 2013

Race Report: Berryhill 10k 02/07/2013

Last night, Tuesday 3 July I ran the Berryhill 10K.  

Thanks to Sue Davis from South Cheshire Harriers and her satnav I actually made it to the race this year. As you all know last year I got lost and ended up just going home.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Race Report: Astbury Mere Relay Marathon 30/06/2013

After stocking up on hayfever medication and Sky-Plusing the British Grand Prix, Nicola and I headed to Astbury Mere for the first annual Boalloy Marathon Relay Challenge. 

We met Liz shortly before 10am, before mounting our challenge against 8 other teams.