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, 27 April 2015

This Week's News: 27/04/2015

The lighter spring evenings now allow a more varied race schedule with events now taking place on mid-week evenings. Members of Sandbach Striders participated in two such events this week. 
Liz O Keeffe at the Milford Murder
Firstly, Liz O’Keeffe ran the Milford Murder, a 5 mile trail race starting on Milford Common in the Staffordshire village of Milford. Liz finished in 55:56 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Race Report: Mobberley Round The Runway 5.3m 23/04/2015

Wimslow Running Club held there annual 'Round The Runway Race' on Thursday 23rd April. 

This is one of those quirky midweek races which draws many club runners from around Cheshire. The novelty of this race, is that the course runs around Manchester Airport runway, one minute your running quietly along, next you have a jumbo jet a few metres above your head.

Race Report: Milford Murder 5m Trail Race 23/04/2015

On Thursday 23 April to celebrate St George’s Day I decided to accompany my good friend Sue Davies on the Milford Murder 5 mile trail race.  

Liz just ahead of her pal Sue from South Cheshire Harriers at the top of the first big hill
This race is part of the Spring Treble series organised by the Stone Master Marathoners and it comprises three 5 mile off road (trail) races run on three consecutive Thursday at 7.00pm. They are namely, Hanchurch Hilly (say no more), Mildford Murder (and it is) and Barleston Up and Down ( aah but you get a lovely buffet at the end of this race).  I last ran the series in 2013 and won my age group (V55) and my time then was 57.03, therefore, my strategy was to beat this time.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Congratulations to our Fantastic Couch-to-5k Graduates!

We'd like to congratulate the fantastic members of our most recent couch-to-5k programme who have now completed their first 5k run at Congleton parkrun..

In just ten weeks the runners have worked their way from beginners to seasoned distance runners!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

This week's news: 20/04/2015

This week saw the culmination of the most recent free Couch-to-5k programme run by Sandbach Striders Running Club. 
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun

Race Report: Paris Marathon 12/04/2015

This was to be the first of my sponsored events for the Samaritans and my big city marathon tour. The second would be the London marathon in two weeks’ time. 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Monopoly Photo Competition!

At the recent Monopoly Run 2015 Striders were given the tasks of taking photographs along the route on one or more Monopoly related themes.

There are 15 entries all in all, please view this page and consider all the entries, then visit the Doodle poll and vote for your favourite TWO.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

This week's news! 13/04/2015

It was a quieter week than usual for members of Sandbach Striders Running Club with only six Striders running the free weekly 5k Congleton parkrun around Astbury Mere.
Denise Dowling, Tracy Howe, Denis Culloty, Lucy Lee and Tony Taylor at the Congleton parkrun
Tony Taylor was once more first Strider home but the best performance of the day was by Tracy Howe who ran a new personal best time.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Race Report: Crewe Air Products 10k 05/04/2015

South Cheshire Harriers held there annual 'Air Products 10k' on Sunday 5th April. This is far from being a glamorous race, without a hint of any countryside, trees or hills, it's possibly the most uninteresting, boring run on the race calendar, its basically two laps of Crewe industrial park, not a pretty sight! 

Saying that I quite enjoy it in a sadistic way, why? because its a flat, fast course, and has a lot of PB potential, its also on our doorstep.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

This week's news 06/04/2015

Members of Sandbach Striders partook in four different parkrun events this week. The popular free weekly 5k events continue to extend their reach around the country and provide runners with an excellent way to gauge their progress. 
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
The parkrun at Congleton attracted a record attendance, aided by sixteen Striders who ran the three laps of Astbury Mere. Five Striders recorded new personal best times, Francis Gilchrist, Jason Bulley and graduates of the Sandbach Striders couch-to-5k programme Helen and Cat Child and Claire Dalton.