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!"

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Race Report: The Wizard 5 12/07/2012

The Wizard 5  is a great race for those wanting to dabble in off road running whilst not getting too muddy or going to far.  It is about a third track, a third grassy fields and a third road so the terrain is not too testing.  
Heather, Perry and Liz all smiles before the race.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Race Report: Trentham 10 15/07/2012

Being married to the Chairman of Trentham Running Club meant I got roped in to helping out at the race today prior to actually running it. I was put on car parking duty for over an hour. I never knew that the little field at the side of the school could take so many cars.
Kay with her jazz hands
At 10.00am I went to pick up my number, only to find that they had not received my entry

Monday, 16 July 2012

Hill training sessions (most) Mondays

During the summer months I'm hoping to make the Monday night hill training sessions a more regular event. I'd like to see more Striders take part in these, so In this post I'm hoping to explain what they are and how they might be useful to you.

Jill, Paul, Heather, Chris & Andre take to the hill with gusto.
Let me dispell one myth straight away: "I'm too slow to take part". You're not.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Race Report: Cheadle 4 08/07/2012

The Cheadle 4 is a pleasant 4 mile route.

And she's off!
As I parked up my car at the Leisure Club and looked around I thought that there would not

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Race Report: Great Drag Race 30/06/2012

On the morning of Saturday 30th June I awoke and decided to run a race, The race I chose
Post-race in Brueton Park

Monday, 9 July 2012

Race Report: Chester Deva Triathlon 01/07/2012

I entered the Chester Deva Triathlon on 1st July. It was a World Championship qualifier, 

Getting ready for the off!
and it wasn’t until I arrived at the transition area that I realised it was such a competitive field. To summarise it was me and 700 or so, very serious and experienced Triathletes. It was the Triathlon equivalent of entering a 5 mile race to find you are only up against the Kenyan Olympic squad.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Race Report: Cheltenham Circular Challenge 24/06/2012

I tried running this race once before...

Jason and Jo: All smiles at the first checkpoint

Sadly, having followed Gordon's pre race meal plan I didn't actually make it to the start line.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Handicap Race 2012

The Striders Handicap 2012

The race director shows off his algorithms
Ok, twas time for the greatest club race of them all, a chance to be the slowest runner known to the club and still be able to win.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Some upcoming races

Here are some local races that you may be interested in entering:

Striders after the Congleton Half Marathon in 2009

The Wizard 5m, Alderley Edge

Monday, 2 July 2012

Race Report: The Holly Challenge Marathon 16/06/2012

In December I ran the sunrise to sunset challenge, a lapped event whereby runners completed as many laps as they can in the hours of daylight. This event is the sister event

On the down hill stretch past the start. Still smiling so probably lap 1
to that, thankfully not a daylight endurance event as being in mid-June it would be