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!"

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. 

The full results were as follows:

19:55 Tony Taylor
20:27 Nick Hogan
21:32 Francis Gilchrist
21:56 Jason Bulley
22:15 Lindsay Beeston
24:17 Rachel Green
24:36 Michael Escolme
25:00 Chris Holden
25:02 Bob Kettle
25:11 Stella Stilwell
25:35 Denis Culloty
25:38 Alice Bober
27:35 Cat Child
27:51 Helen Child
31:08 Tracey Hale
31:41 Claire Dalton

Tony Ward opted to run the Delamere Forest parkrun which he finished in a time of 29:08. Two Striders managed to squeeze a parkrun course in whilst on holiday. Firstly Darren Varley ran the Plymvalley parkrun in Devon in a time of 19:50, finishing third overall. Denise Dowling ran the Hampstead Heath parkrun in a time of 31:05.

Denis Culloty at the Crewe 10k
On Sunday it was the Crewe Air Products 10k, a popular two-lap course around Crewe Business Park whose flat course often provides runners with the opportunity for a fast time. 
Lindsay Beeston at the Crewe 10k
Five Striders participated in the 10k event, their times were as follows:

39:00 Tony Taylor
44:37 Lindsay Beeston
49:26 Nick Frost
52:41 Liz O’Keeffe
52:59 Denis Culloty
Nick Frost at the Crewe 10k