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, 27 March 2014

Race Report: Congleton parkrun 5k 22/03/2014

Welcome to the race report that isn't a race report :-)

Stella on her last race outing with the Striders
On Saturday my kids play orchestra in Congleton, starting at 9.30, so I get out of doing the park run!! 

Race Report: Striding Sandstone 23/03/2014

In aid of Cancer Research UK South Cheshire Harriers were hosting an informal 6 miles or 15 miles known as the Striding Sandstone. 
Laura, Lucy, Pam, Becky and Becci
This was a fabulous off-road course that started and finished at the Candle workshop near Burwardsley with many, many, many climbs, lots of mud, no stiles but lots of gates.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Race Report: Liverpool Half-marathon 24/03/2014

When I realised that my sister had taken up running, I said that she should consider training for a half and asked her to join me on the Liverpool half. 
3 Striders and one nervous newbie
Being a true Kenyon (our maiden name), she took up the challenge. Jacqueline, my sister lives in Germany and has spent the last 6 months training for her first half. This was however, going to be my 8th Liverpool half.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Race Report: Hardmoors 55m 22/03/2014

A hard moor too far....

Ready to go

Well it was time, after months and months of training more training some lazy days and some more training the time had come to go and test my self in a tough event. The HM 55 caries 2 UTMB qualification points has 2700meters of climb (8000ft for you oldies)  and takes place in some of the most bleak moorland countryside coupled with the most spectacular countryside in the UK.

Monday, 24 March 2014

This week's news: 24/03/2014

On Saturday of the eight Striders who ran the free weekly parkrun at Astbury Mere two recorded personal best times. 

Lindsay Beeston continued his run of good form since recently joining the club followed by new Strider Andrew Gibson. The Striders were joined by two daughters of club members for one and two laps respectively of the three lap course, Sarah Carter (daughter of Heather) and Ella Coleman (daughter of Martin.)

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Striders do Médoc - The Sci-fi Edition video now live!

Here it is, over six months in the making (courtesy of our club welfare officer)

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Race Report: Barcelona Marathon 16/03/2014

How long did it take to get Gordon to take me to Barcelona... 26 years and that was on condition that we ran the marathon! Things I have to do to go on holiday!

07:30 and we arrive at the start, Montjuic. The hoody was soon abandoned.
Was it worth the wait? You bet ya.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Race Report: Bolton Hill Marathon 08/03/2014

Last orders please, I must have heard this shouted somewhere when I decided to book a marathon in Bolton!!

Marshalling the Sunday and a hug from the women’s UK record holder for most marathons in a year, the lively Kate Jayden.
 I mean who on earth tells their work colleagues that they are going away for the weekend to Bolton?

Monday, 17 March 2014

This week's news: 17/03/2014

Members of Sandbach Striders running club once more partook in another varied and eclectic mix of running events over the past week.

On Saturday, Striders took part in three different parkrun events amongst the several hundred free events that now take part every Saturday around the country.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Race Report: Stafford 20m 09/03/2014

In a bid to reach 100 marathons my running last year became all about quantity
rather than quality.

Minutes per mile gave way to just completing the distance and if it involved flapjack and carrot cake at various checkpoints then all the better.

Monday, 10 March 2014

This week's news 10/03/2014

At the free weekly 5k parkrun at Congleton, seven Striders ran the three laps around Astbury Mere. Lindsay Beeston showed his consistency by matching his personal best time to the very second. Tony Taylor continued his return from injury with an impressive 7th place.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Race Report: Millennium Way 38m Ultra-marathon

The Millennium Way within a day ultra
(Or 38 miles in hell)
All smiles, before the feet problems.
Why o why do I do it was the thought of this one. I had been talked in to this event by a few people I know and in particular Mat Simister had assured me that it was the right thing to do.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Race Report: Cloud 9 Hill Race 02/03/2014

Well, the day-dawned cloudy and cool…perfect for running up and around The Cloud.

All smiles at the start except Elaine who was still nursing her headache!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Race Report: Cheadle 5m 02/03/2014

Well today I actually managed to find Cheadle without getting off at the wrong junction. I got to Cheadle with 20 minutes to spare. The weather was not too bad although there was a bit of a wind. 

This week's news 03/03/2014

On Friday, members of Sandbach Striders running club held their annual awards night. This is a time to reflect on the year’s achievements and reward those members who have excelled. It is also a time to celebrate with a good buffet meal and a few drinks.