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!"

Monday, 30 June 2014

Race Report: Rhyl Marathon 29/06/2014

Marathon de la Rhyl. Or the Rhyl Marathon?

 Ok, time for a race report. I have two waiting but thought I would get on with this one quickly whilst Nikki runs me a bath to relax. 

News from Sandbach Striders 30/06/2014

Twelve members of Sandbach Striders ran the free weekly 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere with three of them recording new personal best times. 

Sandbach Striders at the Congleton parkrun
 After coming joint first in her age category at the Dig Deep ultra-marathon just a week earlier, club secretary Heather Carter knocked almost two minutes off her parkrun best. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

News from Sandbach Striders 23/06/2014

The members of Sandbach Striders running club continue to push the limits of their own abilities in a number of different but equally impressive ways.
Cheryl collecting her prize for winning her age category in the Dig Deep ultra

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Race Report: Abersoch Sprint Triathlon 15/06/2014

Abersoch is a small picturesque village on the end of the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. Located on the beautiful beaches of Cardigan Bay, with the Snowdonia mountains in the foreground, it offers an unparalleled setting for a triathlon. 
Tony at the Abersoch sprint triathlon

Friday, 20 June 2014

Race Report: Man vs Horse 15/06/2014

A sunny weekend in mid Wales is the perfect time or a Green Events alternative series event in the unpronounceable Llanwrtyd Wells.  
Elaine, Alison and Claire at Man vs Horse

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Race Report: Borrowdale Trail Run 13k 15/06/2014

Great weather (if a tad hot) for this amazing run in a stunning setting. 
Rebecca, Ali and Lucy by the banks of Derwentwater 
13km around Derwent water; undulating with one big climb about 4 miles in. 

Club 10k - From a different perspective!

A huge thank you to our resident cameraman Jason for this view of the club 10k from a quite unusual perspective!

Club 10k Results

A big well done to all 34 runners who completed the club 10k! A warm evening at Elworth Cricket Club meant pleasant conditions for spectators and cricketers but tricky times for those undergoing some serious physical exertion.
Heather - 1st Female

Sunday, 15 June 2014

News from Sandbach Striders 16/06/2014

This week saw the culmination of the free Couch-to-5k programme that Sandbach Striders running club have been running for ten weeks and aims to provide a route into running for anyone who lacks confidence or fitness. 
Some of the Couch-to-5k graduates

Friday, 13 June 2014

Race Report: Potters 'Arf Half-marathon 08/06/2014 #2

After such bad weather forecast for the weekend I was expecting a very wet Potters half Marathon, but the sun come out and stayed out, which is great for sunbathing but not for running.
Striders before the race start.

Race Report: Potters 'Arf Half-marathon 08/06/2014 #1

Having decided to focus on running faster, rather than longer this year the Potters ‘Arf presented itself as an ideal opportunity to complete some ‘unfinished business’. 
Steve crossing Town Bridge on the way back into Hanley town centre

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Race Report: Carsington 7+ 08/06/2014

The 'Carsington 7+, is a fairly new race on the running calendar, this being its 3rd year.

The race is a charity race, held in aid of the RSPCA, a charity to put a stop to the cruelty of animals, this was a good enough reason for  doing the race and was held on Sunday 8th June

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Race Report: Big Welsh Trail Half-marathon 07/06/2014

A few weeks ago, I remembered that I had said I would run the 30 mile ultra at Dig Deep, which was in 4 weeks time. I quickly devised a training plan which meant I needed to find a 13 mile race on this particular weekend. I found this one advertised on the South Cheshire Harriers website. This race is now in its second year, and includes both a half marathon (£25) and a 10k (£17). 

News from Sandbach Striders 09/06/2014

Last Monday Sandbach Striders running club held their annual relay competition for their members. 
Perry Wyatt, Lucy Lee and Steve Treweeks at the club relay
This year it was held at the Cumberland athletics track in Crewe. The race was held over three heats which each participant running two 400m laps per heat. The winning team consisted of Steve Treweeks, Lucy Lee and Perry Wyatt.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Race Report: Wincle Trout Run 31/05/2014

Well what did I let myself in for. I finally got to Wincle after waiting at traffic lights for 20 minutes before I got through the town which was setting up for the commonwealth torch. 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Race Report: Wigan 10k trail race 01/06/2014

Trail races in Wigan don't actually conjure beautiful images of rolling countryside like the Peak District or Lake District,  but more of coal mines and  Britain's industrial past, and this was exactly what this run was on, an old disused coal mine. 

The land has subsequently been reclaimed into a country park of woodland, lakes with a series of mingling paths which makes for a pleasant trail run.

Track relay event results 02/06/2014

A big well done to all the Striders who braved both the rain and the awful school PE team selection system to run the inaugural track relay event this evening at the Cumberland Athletics track in Crewe.

The winners! Perry, Lucy and Steve in the red team.

Your support at this event was very much appreciated!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

This week's news 01/06/2014

The free weekly 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere continues to attract bumper crowds from across the region and this week included another 15 runners from Sandbach Striders running club.

Mandy, Karen and Sandra at Congleton parkrun