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, 30 April 2012

Race Report: Crewe 10k 08/04/2012

For me, Easter Sunday usually means chocolate eggs and an extra long weekend but this year it also meant taking part in the Crewe 10km.  

Saturday, 28 April 2012

John Lawton: Still missing in Greece

John Lawton went missing during a mountain marathon in Greece.

His family and friends want him home.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Congratulations London Marathoners!

Congratulations to our London Marathon finishers!


Preliminary results are as follows:

Thursday, 19 April 2012

John Lawton is still missing: What you can do to help

Cheshire marathoner John Lawton went missing on Sunday 8th April whilst running the Taygetos Challenge in Greece.

His son and search teams have been looking for him since he failed to finish the race on Sunday evening. John is an experienced runner, respected friend and member of Sandbach Striders. His wife Lynda, son Steve and brother David are still in the area and

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

John Lawton: Latest Update

After 9 days John is still missing in Greece.

His wife Lynda, son Steve and brother David are still in the area and still searching for John.

Our concerns for John's safety and the well-being of Lynda and the rest of John's family continue to grow.

John is one of us and we need to pull together quickly to best support the search for him.

At the club meeting tomorrow evening all members of Sandbach Striders are encouraged to attend at 6:15pm for a meeting on how best we can help support the search for John.

We pride ourselves on being a tightknit, caring club - I know you'll all do your very upmost to attend.

Friday, 13 April 2012

John Lawton missing in Greece

John Lawton, a popular and well-respected member of Sandbach Striders, has not been seen since Sunday 8th of April when he ran in the Taygetos Challenge 2012, near Kalamata, in western Greece.

As each Strider will already know, John is a highly experienced off-road and marathon runner. It goes without saying that we are all deeply concerned about him at this time and our thoughts are with his wife Lynda and his family.

We are all hoping and praying that we have some good news to report very soon.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Race Report: Chester Spring 5 04/04/2012

Chester Spring 5, organised by West Cheshire A C club. Good turn out from our club, the first time for a few of us. Driving towards Chester, the wind was blowing and as we approached Chester it started to rain, it did blow over, but the cold wind stayed with us, extra layers for everyone was a must. 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Race Alert! Mobberley 5 and The Wizard 5

Did you enjoy the Chester Spring 5 yesterday evening?

Fancy another bash at running 5 miles?

The Striders' at Mobberley in 2010
Well, you're in luck as there are two more excellent local 5 milers coming up!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Welcome to our new Member of the Month!

Please give a big welcome to this months Member of the Month - Jill Jenkins!

Read more about her here or by clicking the Member of the Month link in the toolbar above.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Race Report: Three Shires 30/03/2012

Those people who are close to me know exactly when I'm about to run a marathon. Apart from the slightly tense atmosphere, they know my pre marathon rituals are always the same and have been for the last ten years. Breakfast is a baguette with banana and honey, drink is an SIS carbohydrate drink, tape is religiously applied to my nipples and body glide is spread in strategic areas to avoid chafing.

Jo climbing up towards the Roaches.

So, when I arrived at the start line of the Three Shires Event on saturday morning having

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Race Report: Essex Road Relay Championships 17/03/2012

As you may well have guessed from the title this is was not a race within the great shire of Cheshire. I now have official dual nationality as a  Cheshire lad and an Essex boy so with that in mind I recently joined forces with Billericay Striders running club my local club down south. I can see it now "Sandbach Striders twinned with Billericay striders", has a certain ring to it.

The club is of a similar size to ours and has the usual friendly members and social side we are all