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!"

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Last news of the year! 28/12/2014

Despite the festivities members of Sandbach Striders running club enjoyed a wide range of running activities over the Christmas period. On Christmas Day there was a special 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere.  
Sandbach Striders at Christmas Congleton parkrun

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

This week's news 22/12/2014

This week saw the second anniversary of the start of the free weekly Congleton parkrun. 
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun

Monday, 15 December 2014

This week's news: 14/12/2014

Last week also saw the usual mid-week running club replaced by a special festive Mulled Wine run. Taking inspiration from the annual Marathon du Médoc, a popular marathon amongst the Striders which has runners traverse the vineyards of Bordeaux drinking wine en route. 
Sandbach Striders Mulled Wine Run
This event had Striders run between various locations around Sandbach sipping mulled wine and snacking on festive related foodstuffs.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Race Report: Vale of Clywd Half-marathon 07/12/2014

The Vale of Clwyd Half Marathon is a small race that starts and finishes in Llandyrnog, North Wales. 
A brief pause from the rain in the Vale of Clywd

Race Report: St Lukes Hospice Oulton Park 10k 07/12/2014

Three striders braved the wintry showers and cold north westerly winds to take part in the St Luke’s Hospice 10k at Oulton Park. 
Mat memorising the route

Race Report: Newcastle Dales Dash 07/12/2014

Staffordshire County Council,  aided by Newcastle AC, held there annual 'Dales Dash'
10k run on Sunday 7th December. 
Tony on the downhill stretch t the finish line

This week's news: 07/12/2014

It has been yet another varied week of races for the members of Sandbach Striders running club. 
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun

Monday, 1 December 2014

This week's news 30/11/2014

As Christmas draws closer there are fewer running events for the members of Sandbach Striders running club to participate in. 
Isobel Bennett at the gates of Telford Park
Yet 16 members turned out to run the free weekly 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere near Congleton.