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, 25 January 2016

This week's news: 25/01/2016

Members of Sandbach Striders Running Club were in action in no less than five different free weekly 5k parkrun courses around the country. 
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
Closest to home were the eleven Striders who ran the three laps of Astbury mere in Congleton. Claire Dalton earned herself a new personal best time and the full results were as follows:

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Book your place at the free Couch-to-5k programme

SORRY - All 40 Places and Waiting list filled up within hours of us making it live.

Please do keep checking back here or on our Facebook page and Twitter feed as we will be making places available if people drop out.

Sandbach Striders Free Couch to 5k course to return in 2016!

For the fourth year running, Sandbach Striders Running Cub will be hosting their ever-popular ‘Couch-to-5k’ running programme. This free of charge 10 week programme aims to take non-runners all the way to running their first 5k race.

Monday, 18 January 2016

This week's news: 18/01/2016

The inclement weather resulted in the cancellation of Congleton parkrun. Even so, several Striders still managed to run their usual Saturday morning parkrun.
Sandbach Striders at Helby Half-marathon
Three Striders travelled to Delamere Forest for the parkrun there. Mat Simister finished in 25:30, with youngster Nathan Lee narrowly behind in 41:55 having out sprinted his mum Lucy who finished in 42:00.

Monday, 11 January 2016

This week's news: 11/01/2016

Members of Sandbach Striders running club participated in five different 5k parkrun events around the country last weekend.

Closest to the home were the 12 Striders who ran the three laps of Astbury Mere at Congleton.

Sandbach Striders at the Congleton parkrun
The full results were:

Race Report: Cheshire Cross Country Championships 09/01/2016

The 'Cheshire Cross Country Championships is an event which is held in different locations every year, this year they were held at Reasheath College on the outskirts of Nantwich. 

It's an open event, providing you live in Cheshire you can take part, I should also add you have to be a member of a club, and you have to wear your club vest, so I wore my Striders vest with pride. It's an event which also draws in the region's best runners from the local running clubs, clubs represented included Vale Royal, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Congleton and South Cheshire.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

This week's news: 04/01/2016

The members of Sandbach Striders running club started their 2016 running campaign early with several Striders braving the New Year’s Day hangovers to register their first runs of the new year.
Craig Edwards at the Hardmoors Marathon
On New Year’s Day, Craig Edwards travelled to Robin Hood’s Bay in Whitby, North Yorkshire to participate in the Hardmoors 30 mile trail race. Craig completed the event in 6:31:12 

This week's news: 28/12/2015

At the free weekly Congleton parkrun, eight members of Sandbach Striders running club completed the three lap route around Astbury Mere. Tracey Surridge earned herself a new personal best time. 

Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
The full results were: