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, 15 February 2015

This week's news: 16/02/2015

Thirteen members of Sandbach Striders Running Club ran the free weekly 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere near Congleton. 
Sandbach Striders at the Congleton parkrun
Four Striders managed to run new personal best times; Darren Varley who finished 6th overall, Denise Dowling, Amy Norman and young Thomas Taylor. 

The full results were as follows:

18:05 Darren Varley
20:56 Nick Hogan
22:19 Lindsay Beeston
23:35 Jason Bulley
23:47 Michael Escolme
24:43 Rachel Green
25:50 Thomas Taylor
27:12 Denise Dowling
27:17 Amy Norman
27:19 Liz O’Keeffe
30:47 Tracey Hale
30:48 Terry Coppenhall

Meanwhile Craig Edwards found himself running the Wolverhampton parkrun. Located in West Park, a large ornamental Victorian era park near the centre of this West Midlands city. Craig finished the course in 28:23.
Craig Edwards and Ryan Foster at the Wolverhampton parkrun
Further north in the West Cumbrian town of Workington, Alice Bober ran the Workington parkrun, an out and back route along a cycle path starting and finishing at Workington Leisure Centre. Alice finished the course in 25:05.

On Sunday, Stella Stilwell and Denis Culloty travelled north up the M6 to participate in the Parbold Hill Race. Located near Skelmersdale, this popular 6.75 mile multi-terrain route challenged the 464 participants with a variety of tough climbs. Stella finished in 1:12:44, whilst Denis finished shortly behind in 1:22:39.
Stella Stilwell and Denis Culloty at the Parbold Hill Race
Fourteen Striders ran the Wrexham Village Bakery Half-marathon on Sunday. Starting and finishing at the Clubhouse on Wrexham Industrial Estate the fast, flat route of this event is popular with runners from all over the region. Lindsay Beech completed her first half-marathon after completing the couch-to-5k programmer last Spring.
Sandbach Striders at the Wrexham Village Bakery Half-marathon
The full results were:

1:30:06 Martin Coleman
1:37:39 Gordon Hutchins
1:42:00 Jason Bulley
1:43:41 Craig Edwards
1:50:31 Mat Simister
1:51:08 Jo Bulley
1:54:09 Jan Peake
1:54:46 Cheryl Hutchins
1:59:38 Jackie Foster
2:03:59 Louise Hayward
2:16:26 Lindsay Beech
2:16:28 Martin Gunther
2:16:34 Philip Truman
2:18:32 Karen Lovatt
Gordon and Cheryl Hutchins show off their Bara Brith after the Wrexham Half-marathon
Sandbach Striders are a friendly, supportive and inclusive running club with members from Sandbach, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Alsager, Crewe and beyond.