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, 28 July 2014

News from Sandbach Striders 28/07/2014

Members of Sandbach Striders took part in three 5k parkruns at the weekend. First was Lucy Lee who ran the Reading parkrun in 26:30. 

Michael at Conkers parkrun in Leicestershire

Monday, 21 July 2014

News from Sandbach Striders 21/07/2014

The annual Sandbach Striders 10k club handicap was held last week, an event which remains very popular amongst club members. 
Heather Carter receives her prize from Michael Escolme at the Club Handicap 10k

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

2014 Club Handicap Results

Congratulations to all 28 finishers in tonight's Club Handicap race!

The 3 leading male and female runners were:

1. Heather Carter


Sunday, 13 July 2014

News from Sandbach Striders 14/07/2014

On Thursday the Wizard 5, a mixed terrain event which started at the National Trust car park in Alderley Edge. 
George and Megan at the Wizard 5
Six Striders took part with club secretary Heather Carter finishing 2nd in her age category.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Race Report: The Wizard 5 10/07/2014

One of the best things about an evening race is that you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to head off to the event. 
Heather just passing the first mile

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Race Report: Mountain Navigation Skills Day 06/07/2014

Earlier this year, I must have been persuaded by someone to enter my first mountain marathon, which takes place on 12th and 13th July 2014. 

Monday, 7 July 2014

News from Sandbach Striders 07/07/2014

It was another busy week for the members of Sandbach Striders running club starting last Tuesday when Liz O’Keeffe ran the Berryhill 10k. 
Liz O'Keeffe at Berryhill 10k

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Race Report: Southport Half-marathon 06/07/2014

The second 'Southport Half-marathon' was held on Sunday 6th July. I entered this race for one reason, it was a flat course.

Race Report: Coniston Half-marathon 06/07/2014

This is my short and sweet race report for the Coniston Half-marathon 

Lucy admiring the view over Coniston pre-race

Race Report: Berryhill 10k 01/07/2014

Tonight I ran the Berryhill 10K. Three things crossed my mind. 1 Why did I agree to do this race. 2 Why did I not remember it was three loops and I had to conquer that hill three times. 3 Why did I do spinning and also kettlebells yesterday (doh).
Liz with Lara and Nadine

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Race Report: Chew Valley 10k 22/06/2014

Last weekend whilst the rest of the Striders were Dig Deeping Jon and I completed the Chew Valley 10k near Bristol.  Here is my race report...
The Chew Valley 10k route

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Race Report: Arley Hall 10k 29/06/2014

I did the Arley Hall 10k this morning.
Perry at the Arley Hall 10k
The race was delayed by fifteen minutes to allow competitors to use the toilets, almost 500 runners plus all the spectators and only 6 portaloos.