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, 5 May 2015

This Week's News: 04/05/2015

The infamous annual Mow Cop Killer Mile took place last Thursday. 
Lindsay Beeston on the Mow Cop Killer Mile
Organised by the Mow Cop Residents’ Association this event consists of a series of separate races of one mile long starting from the base of Mow Cop and heading towards its summit. The route includes a stretch up the fourth steepest road in Britain which at its worst is a 25% incline. Steve Farnell entered all four adult races, Lindsay Beeston settled for two whilst Denis Culloty sensible opted for quality over quantity with just the one.

Club Runners Race
10:58 Steve Farnell
11:31 Lindsay Beeston

Adult Race 1
11:02 Steve Farnell

Adult Race 2
11:54 Steve Farnell
12:55 Denis Culloty

Veterans Race
11:28 Lindsay Beeston
12:45 Steve Farnell
Steve Farnell enjoying a gentle stroll up Mow Cop

Of the 202 runners taking part at the free weekly Congleton parkrun at Astbury Mere 12 were Sandbach Striders. Alice Bober, Stella Stilwell and Barbara Evans all managing to improve their previous best times.
Sandbach Striders at the Congleton parkrun
The full results were as follows:

18:37 Darren Varley
19:50 Martin Coleman
20:03 Heather Carter
22:44 Lindsay Beeston
23:47 Alice Bober
23:48 Terry Coppenhall
24:16 Stella Stilwell
25:47 Denis Culloty
28:08 Helen Child
31:03 Barbara Evans
31:05 Tracey Hale
35:48 Laura Stockdale
Darren Varley at the Congleton parkrun
Laura Stockdale at Congleton parkrun
Martin Coleman and Heather Carter at the Congleton parkrun
Wendy Barnes joined 447 other runners to run the Cheltenham parkrun, a popular three lap course adjacent to the Prince of Wales stadium. Wendy finished in a time of 28:20.

Meanwhile Michael Escolme ran the Stamford Park parkrun near Ashton-under-Lyme. The course at Stamford Park is a challenging technical mostly off-road course in between Manchester and the Peak District. Michael finished in a time of 32:23.
Mary Chadwick and Michael Escolme at Stanford Park parkrun
Saddleworth Running Club, held there annual 'Cake Race', on Saturday 2nd May. This is a 10 mile fell race with a difference, entry fees are waived to any runners who bring a cake. 

Tony Taylor was first Strider home and George Nicholls finished first in the U23 category. The full results were:

1.20.56 Tony Taylor
1.38.09 Jan Peake
1.51.22 George Nicholls
1.53.08 Paul Nicholls

Tony Taylor, George Nicholls, Paul Nicholls and Jan Peake at the Cake Race
Darren Varley was back in action on Sunday at the Spartan 10k, a challenging obstacle course race located at Alton Hall in Cambridgeshire. Darren came 8th overall in a time of 43:13.

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 offer advice on training and ensure the safety and well-being of its members. They also organise the Sandbach 10k, a popular local running event which this year in its tenth anniversary promises to be the most fun and family friendly running event in the North-west. Entry details can be found at www.sandbachstriders.co.uk