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, 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

The graduates have done exceptionally well working up from being non-runners to running 5 kilometres (3.11 miles) without a break. a large turn-out of club members ensured each graduate crossed the line to ardent applause. In total, one in six runners crossing the finishing line that day were Sandbach Striders, spurred on by the extra support,  with several demonstrated excellent results. Darren Varley broke his own personal best to finish in second place overall. Janet Burgess, Louise Hayward and Amy Norman, Barbara Evans and Helen Child all also recorded new personal best times.

The full results were as follows:

17:57 Darren Varley
21:33 Chris Pugh
22:16 Lindsay Beeston
24:30 Stella Stilwell
25:53 Janet Burgess
25:56 Denis Culloty
26:03 Andrew Gibson
26:05 Louise Hayward
26:18 Amy Norman
26:19 Michael Escolme
27:34 Helen Child
28:32 Lynsey Astles
28:42 Lucy Coleman
28:43 Martin Coleman
30:04 Gillian Roycroft
30:11 Molly Pheasey
31;10 Barbara Evans
31;53 Emma Hassall
32:03 Claire Dalton
32:50 Terry Coppenhall
33:08 Suzanne Andrews
33:53 Nathan Lee
33:54 Lucy Lee
35:29 Tracey Surridge
35:33 Hannah Dellow
36:31 Ashleigh Dolan
36:39 Jane Trevett
36:40 Paul Nicholls
38:23 Craig Edwards
38:52 karen Lovatt
38:53 Elizabeth Brough
40:51 Paula Woodruff
40:52 Clare Pheasey

Also running parkruns were Paul Barnett who ran the Princes park parkrun in Liverpool, finishing in 21:36 and Tony Ward who ran Delamere parkrun in 27:35

Also on Saturday eleven Striders ran the Arley Hall 10k. The full results were as follows:

00:38:49 Tony Taylor
00:39:52 Andy Thomas
00:40:13 Heather Carter
00:41:41 Nick Hogan
00:48:31 Alice Bober
00:51:32 Philip Truman
00:51:08 Matt Wood
00:52:38 Rachel Green
00:51:42 Liz O'Keeffe
00:56:46 Elaine Wood
01:00:14 Karen Wright
Karen Wright at Arley Hall 10k
On Sunday, three Striders ran the Greater Manchester Marathon.

The full results were: 

03:25:53 Rick Kelso-Davies
03:30:36 Francis Gilchrist

04:30:51 Chris Holden
Fran Gilchrist at Greater Manchester Marathon
Rick Kelso-Davies at Greater Manchester Marathon
Chris Holden at Greater Manchester Marathon
Also in action this week was Philip Truman who finished the Chester Spring 5 in 42:45.

Many thanks to the lone Strider who took the trouble to email me a race photo this week.