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, 19 January 2015

This week's news: 19/01/2015

Unfortunately the inclement weather meant that two events were cancelled which many members of Sandbach Striders running club were planning on entering.

Matt and Elaine Wood at the Tamar Lakes parkrun
The first casualty was the free weekly 5k parkrun at Congleton which was cancelled early on Saturday morning due to ice on the paths surrounding Astbury Mere.

Fortuately Striders were represented at three other parkrun events around the country. Firstly in nearby Delamere Forest there was a return to race action by three Striders, Tony and Ruth Ward and Caroline Brockbank. Their results were as follows:

29:01 Tony Ward
30:05 Caroline Brockbank
33:18 Ruth Ward

Further south in Kilkhampton, Bude at the Upper Tamar Lake, a reservoir constructed on the border between Cornwall and Devon, Matt and Elaine Wood ran the circuit of this picturesque lake. Matt finished in 17th place in a time of 25:45. Elaine was closely behind in 23rd position in a time of 28:58.

A new parkrun event began in Victoria Park in Widnes parkrun. Starting at the ornate Victorian bandstand the course consisted of three laps of the park and lake. Michael Escolme finished in a time of 30:35.
Michael Escolme and Mary Chadwick at Widnes parkrun
Also in action was Saturday was Craig Edwards who ran the coastal trail half-marathon in Anglesey. Coming in closer to 15 miles the challenging route begins in Breakwater Country Park near Holyhead and takes in Mt. Holyhead and Trearddur Bay Beach. Craig finished the course in a time of 3:18. 
Craig Edwards and Jak Foster at the Anglesey Coastal Trail Half-marathon
On Sunday the Four-Villages Helsby Half-marathon was again cancelled due to ice. 26 members of Sandbach Striders were left disappointed when race organisers decided to once again cancel the event despite earlier assurances that the event would take place.

Sandbach Striders at the cancelled Helsby Half-marathon
On Monday 26th January there will be another of Tony's track training sessions at the Cumberland Arena in Crewe. Meet at the club at 6:30pm to car share.