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, 24 November 2014

This week's news 23/11/2014

Members of Sandbach Striders running club ran in three different variations of the popular free weekly 5k parkruns. Firstly, Isobel Bennett was in Shrewsbury  to run the Shrewsbury parkrun based at The Quarry parkland near Shrewsbury town centre. Isobel finished in 29:54. 
Isobel Bennett at Shrewsbury parkrun

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Race Report: Goathland Trail Marathon 08/11/2014

Some of us enjoy reading race reports; in fact some of us positively love them. If you have done a race don’t feel put off and don’t think others aren’t interested as with the comments I get from mine I can assure you they are well read and received, so get your pens out. 

Race Report: Autumn Shakespeare Half-marathon 16/11/2014

Having heard and read a number of very positive reviews about the Shakespeare Marathon that is run in April, I signed up as soon as I saw the Shakespeare Autumn Marathon being advertised. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Race Report: Cultural Tour of Stoke-on-Trent 02/11/2014

A report of the Ten Mile Running Tour de Stoke on Trent 2nd November 2014

Lining up in Hanley Park ready for the off
Having run no more than about 8 miles previously (not including the 10.5 mile Striders Treasure Hunt) I thought this event would be the perfect chance to push myself a little bit further. 

Monday, 17 November 2014

This week's news 17/11/2014

Members of Sandbach Striders running club continue to turn out in force at the free weekly 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere each Saturday morning, this week especially so as it was the 100th anniversary of this popular event. 
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
New personal best times were recorded by Heather Carter, Nick Hogan, Kelley Underwood, Grant Stanning, Amy Norman and Jan Walls. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Race report: Blackpool Illuminations 10k Chippy Run 07/11/2014

On the evening of the 7th November 15 members of Sandbach Striders embarked on a 10k run taking them through the Blackpool Illuminations. 
Isn't it always the case that a weirdo sits next to you on public transport?

This week's news 10/11/2014

Last Friday members of Sandbach Striders running club made their annual trip to Blackpool in order to run the 10k distance of the illuminations. Despite the torrential rain at the start of the run all 14 Striders made it safely from Starr Gate back to Bispham thanks to the umbrella hats they had all been issued with before the run.
Striders at Blackpool Illuminations

Monday, 3 November 2014

This week's news: 03/11/2014

Members of Sandbach Striders running club once more participated in a broad range of events last weekend. 
Denis Culloty and Terry Coppenhall at Congleton parkrun
On Saturday it was the turn of the free weekly 5k parkruns. There are now 298 of these popular events run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of runners.