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, 29 May 2014

Race Report: Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll marathon #2 25/05/2014

I ran Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon on 25th May; the first marathon I had ever run in my new home city. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Race Report: Flying Fox Marathon 25/05/2014

When people were booking up for Edinburgh  some were booking up for rocking and rolling around Liverpool I had my eye on a little event in the marathon world. 
Mat and Paul

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Race Report: Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll marathon 25/05/2014

A good turn out from the Striders at Liverpool.  

Steve, Cheryl and Elaine before the race.
Cheryl, Perry, Karen and Mik started alongside me with Steve up front somewhere.  

Monday, 26 May 2014

This week's news: 26/05/2014

The free weekly 5k parkrun in Congleton once more attracted a good number of runners from Sandbach Striders running club. 

Race Report: Chester Half-marathon 18/05/2014

It was hot hot hot in Chester last Sunday but approx. 7000 runners took part in the half marathon and with 500 fun runners, including my two mini Tathams, tackling a lap of the Racecourse.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Race Report: Clayton 10k 14/05/2014

Yes folks it was that time of the year we the brave-hearted took on the hills of Clayton on a Wednesday night. 


Monday, 19 May 2014

This week's news 19/05/2014

The ever popular mid-week Clayton 10k in Newcastle-under-Lyme occurred last Wednesday with four members of Sandbach Striders running club making the trip.
Liz at the Clayton 10k

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Race Report: Excalibur Marathon 10/05/2014

Excalibur is the tough trail run that traverses the spectacular Clwydian Range of North Wales. With over 5,500 feet of steep ascent.
At Bwlch Penbarras

I run Excalibur Marathon every year as I love the course and the route and I train on this route all through the year so it is one I definitely don’t miss if I can help it.

Monday, 12 May 2014

This week's news 12/05/2014

Last Thursday the annual running of the Mow Cop killer mile was run. 
Karen Lovatt the Mow Cop Killer Mile
This extremely touch one mile ascent of Britain’s fourth steepest road hosts multiple

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Race Report: Chulan 4.8km fell race 03/05/2014

Well what can I say, you go away for a relaxing weekend in the camper, check the internet before you go and find you are parked 1.5 miles from a fell race. I think in this day and age it would be rude not to run it.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

This week's news 06/05/2014

 Cheryl Hutchins was turning her hand to something a little different from running this weekend.

Back row: Heather Simly, Paula Hutchins, Carol Ward and Joy Lavis. Front row: Clare Windermere and Cheryl Hutchin
She spent the bank holiday in Devon cycling from coast to coast with a group of friends in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. The route took them from Ilfracombe to Plymouth and so far the ladies have raised nearly £800 for the charity. You can still sponsor them via this link.