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!"

Friday, 25 October 2013

Race Report: Round Rotherham 50 19/10/2013

Last December, as I rolled over the hill of middle age (50th birthday), I had an idea. 

“I’m really not a morning person,” yawned Gordon at 0600.
I had always wanted to run an ultra-marathon and, in my slightly OCD sort of way, a 50 mile ultra at 50 years old would be a nice neat way to solve my dilemma. Remembering, in conversation, that Jason had mentioned the Round Rotherham 50, I applied for leave and booked the event. The scene was set.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Sandbach 10k 2013 results!

A big WELL DONE to all of the 189 intrepid runners who braved today's Sandbach 10k!

Thank you for coming to Sandbach, we sincerely hope you had a great race.

The results can be seen online here.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Race Report: Wirral Half Marathon 13/10/2013

What ever happened to Sunday morning lie-ins? At this rate I may even make a striders Sunday morning run now that I’m so used to getting up for half marathons.

Birkenhead’s own Brandenburg gate which we ran through.
 Anyway, a dark, blustery and showery morning dawned and I piled both a sleepy Gordon and a surprised Tolli into the car and drove to Birkenhead which is not the most pleasant of places. 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Race Report: Mars London Marathon ??/04/84

(Belated) race report – Mars London Marathon (1984)

As dawn was breaking on a clear, dry. Late-March morning in 1984, I set out from my sister’s flat in Tooting for Blackheath Common ready for my first London Marathon.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Race Report: Sandbach Family Fun Run 13/10/2013

The Sandbach 10k fun run started outside the cricket club and was two laps of the cricket pitch

It was a cloudy drizzly day but that did not dampen the fun and determination of all the children lining up at the start with a mix of very small children ranging from 1 year onwards.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Race Report: Marathon du Médoc 07/09/2013 #2

During the race that we ran out in France!
This is our report, albeit fairly short, of a race that we ran out in France!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Race Report: Tissington Trail Half-marathon 06/10/2013

Having booked myself in for the new Wirral half marathon on 13th October, I wasn’t expecting to do one the week before. However, Gordon decided that when both Heather and Tony were unable to do the trail run, he volunteered us both for it, insisting that it would be easy…it was all down-hill!

So early on Sunday morning, with me behind the wheel,  (well Gordon’s no good before 10am), we drove across to Ashborne with the autumn sun burning through the mist that was settled in the valleys; beautiful. Well I enjoyed it; not sure Gordon was awake.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Sandbach 10k: Final Race Details

We've managed to contact all but one or two entrants via email or phone, but just in case the messages go awry here are the final race day details for the Sandbach 10k on Sunday.

Dear intrepid runner,

First of all, may I offer my sincere thanks for entering our 10k race, all of us at Sandbach Striders look forward to meeting you on Sunday and we hope the race exceeds your expectations.

Sandbach 10k 13/10/13 - Last few places up fpr grabs!

Last few places for the Sandbach 10k are up for grabs!

Enter online at Runners World or UKResults 

Entries have been extended until Friday 11th October.

** Don't miss out as there will be no 10k entries on the day. **
(The family fun run is entry on the day only.)

Race Report: Congleton Half Marathon 06/10/2013

8am and I was up and ready to leave for Congleton. 

Having ate my porridge and donned by shorts and vest I felt ready for this one. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Race Report: Adidas 24h Thunder Run 27/07/2013

Here is my race report for the Adidas thunder Run, a 24 hour event I ran on the weekend of July 27th/28th this year. My expectations had been tainted by the postponement of it's sister run, the 12 hour Lightning Run earlier in the year but it turned out to be a terrific event and one I would not hesitate to recommend.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Race Report: Marathon du Médoc 07/09/2013

 The Virgin’s view.

Ok, So this must be the most difficult race report that I have had the pleasure of writing, difficult in the sense of placing so much joy and fun in to such a small report.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Race Report: Macclesfield Half Marathon 29/09/2013

Another weekend, another beautiful day and another great race.   

Macc Harriers always put on a good event with great marshalls and good support and today

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

CONGRATULATIONS! Jason Bulley completes 100 marathons!

We are used to hearing of the exploits of Sandbach Striders and the happy band of runners as they take part in a huge variety of running events both near and far but for one of the original members of Striders this weekend was particularly special...