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 March 2015

This Week's News: 15/03/2015

Once more members of Sandbach Striders Running Club found themselves running free weekly parkruns all over the country. 
Sandbach Striders at the Congleton parkrun 
At the nearby Congleton parkrun ten Striders ran the three laps of Astbury Mere country park. Rachel Green continued her run of good form ad recorded yet another new personal best time. John Wright made his debut parkrun. Elaine Tatham was narrowly pipped to the post by her son Jack.

The full results are as follows:

00:19:28 Tony Taylor
00:20:08 Andy Thomas
00:21:44 Rick Kelso-Davies
00:22:21 Lindsay Beeston
00:23:46 Terry Coppenhall
00:23:46 Rachel Green
00:26:53 Liz O'Keeffe
00:30:52 Isobel Bennett
00:39:12 John Wright
00:44:13 Elaine Tatham

Craig Edwards ran the Walsall Arboretum parkrun, based in the attractive Victorian public park located close to Walsall town centre in the West Midlands. Craig completed the 5k course in 24:17.

In Cornwall Matt and Elaine Wood ran the Tamar Lakes parkrun around the extensive country park near the town of Bude. Elaine managed to put one over husband Matt by recording a new personal best time. Matt finished in 25:58 and Elaine in 28:42.
Matt and Elaine at the Tamar Lakes parkrun
A new parkrun event was launched in the grounds of Croxteth Hall in Liverpool. The large grounds formed part of the former country estate and ancestral home of the Earl of Sefton. Two Striders were present Paul Barnett who finished in 23:12 and Michael Escolme who finished in 31:20. 
Paul, Michael and Mary outside Croxteth Hall
On Sunday the Stroke Association organised a series of running events in Delamere Forest under the ‘Revolution Runs’ umbrella. Mat Simister ran the 15k route whilst Steph Cooper opted for the 5k alternative.
Mat and Steph at Delamere Forest
Also in action on Sunday was Chris Brumby who once more ran the Haworth Hobble. A 32 miles off-road route traversing the gritstone moors around Haworth, Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, this challenging event includes over 4400 feet of ascent and descent. Chris completed the event in  6:39:22.

Sandbach Striders are a friendly, supportive and welcoming running club serving the communities of Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Holmes Chapel and beyond for over ten years. As well as a varied running programme the club has an excellent social calendar and for those runners looking to improve Sandbach Striders have a number of fully-qualified running coaches to advise on training and ensure the safety and well-being of its members.