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, 23 January 2017

This week's news: 23/01/2017

Another quiet week with Striders taking part in 5 different parkrun’s and an inaugural 10k.
On a cold Saturday morning 8 Striders headed to Astbury Mere for the Congleton parkrun with Darren Varley coming in 5th overall. Full results were:
Darren Varley 18:22
Rick Kelso-Davies 20:09
Steven Barton 20:36
Catherine Winders 26:08
Paul Nicholls 28:29
Hannah Birtles 31:38
John Wright 32:05
Julia Dunlop 32:06

Striders at Congleton parkrun

Paul Barnett was at the Chester parkrun where he bumped in to the past club Chairman. Paul finished in 20:47.

Mary Chadwick, Mik Escolme and Paul Barnett at Chester parkrun

Three Striders went to Delemere for their parkrun, all of whom managed a new personal best for course. Results were:

Stephen Mclean 20:05
Lisa Highfield 24:23
Tracey Surridge 29:51

Tracey Surridge at Delamere parkrun

Tony Taylor and Lynsey Astles took part in the Lyme Park parkrun finishing in 22:50 and 28:03 respectively.

Lynsey Astles and Tony Taylor at Lyme Park parkrun

Christiane Bunte finished the Shrewsbury parkrun in 25:09.

On Sunday morning, 4 Striders braved the risk of snow to take part in the inaugural Kidsgrove 10K which is takes in two parks and the roads of Kidsgrove. Heather Carter came home as first women overall. Full results were:

Tony Taylor 39:54
Andy Thomas 41:00
Heather Carter 41:02
Helen Childs 55:51

Heather Carter at Kidsgrove 10k

Heather Carter, Andy Thomas, Helen Child and Tony Taylor at Kidsgrove 10k
Sandbach Striders are a friendly and encouraging running club that welcome new members of all abilities.