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, 24 August 2013

Race Report: Dave Clarke 5k 22/08/2013

On Thursday 22 August I ran the Dave Clarke 5K (reserve) race. It is a memorial race in memory of my dear friend Dave Clarke who tragically died of a sudden brain tumour three years ago.  

He was a founder member of Trentham Running Club and often joked that if he popped his clogs that the club could name a race after him – Dave Clarke 5.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Let's get running! Some upcoming races - Updated for Oct / Nov / Dec

Here's a list of some upcoming races that you may be interested in entering.

Sandbach Striders back in the days of black and white photography.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Race Report: UK Backwards Run 11/08/2013

The UK Backwards Run is one of many events organised by Wacky Nation, an events company that specialises in unusual events.

It sounded a bit of fun so I thought I'd give it a bash. Afterall it's only a mile, how hard can it be?

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Race Report: Short Tour of Bradwell 10/08/20113

Such has my distance running improved this year that I now do a race whereby the distance of 16 hilly fell miles is called "a short tour".

I had thought long and hard about doing the long tour but with a holiday beckoning and so many marathons ultras and other running in my legs this year, Nikki insisted that I only do the "short or half version" .

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Race Report: Pie and Pies 5m 07/08/2013

Now this is always a popular local race, held conveniently on a Wednesday evening, fitting in perfectly with a mid week run with fellow club mates.

As I have only been running for the last 2 weeks, coming back from an injury, I had been

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Race Report: Lion's Bridge Trail Marathon 04/08/2013

This was a last moment job, simply put the last marathon I would be running before holiday. 

I had no intention of doing it but some cyber bullying on some of the various Facebook groups I belong too meant that I booked it. However, it also meant I could bully the Chairman into coming and ticking another box in his pursuit of 100 marathons. 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Race Report: Indian Queens Half Marathon 04/08/2013

First Strider Home...

So today I ran the Indian Queens Half Marathon and for the first time in a long time I ran with Jon.  

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Race Report: Dig Deep Running Weekend

Some photos from the Dig Deep weekend taken by Jo and Jason. If anyone feels like writing something up from their race that weekend, do feel free :-)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Race Report: The Wizard 5m 25/07/2013

Well Mik had tried to persuade as many Striders as he could to get to this one, I therefore knew to anticipate a good turnout and being only 17 miles from the club I thought it would be a great turnout. 

So convinced was I that I managed to talk Nikki and Tara in to coming to the race too.