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, 28 August 2012

Race Report: Dave Clarke 5 23/08/2012

Tonight I ran my first ever Dave Clark 5 race.  This race is held in memory of Dave Clark who was a founder member of the Trentham Running Club’s committee,  a keen cyclist, avid fan of Grand Prix and Moto GP and my hubby’s mate.  There is a race limit of 250 and tonight there must have been a field of over 190 runners.
Liz shouting – "This one is for John!"

Monday, 27 August 2012

News Report: 27/06/12

Hell on the Humber (Ultra Race) – 18-19th Aug
Strider Michael Escolme ran the gruelling 12-hour endurance running race Hell on the Humber on August 18-19th
Participants run back and forth along a four-mile circuit of the Humber Bridge as many times as they can between seven in the evening until seven the next morning.
Michael managed an amazing 53 miles.

Michael Escolme at “Hell on the Humber”

Friday, 24 August 2012

Kit Report: K-Swiss Running Shoes

K Swiss Running Shoes

As you will see from the photo that Mik took I have new running shoes. Yes K-Swiss. 

I had never heard of this shoe until Evonne drew my attention to her shoes. They are

Monday, 20 August 2012

Race Report: Belper Rugby Rover 19/08/2012

Ok, so Last week I ran the Cross Bay Challenge and really struggled. I got annoyed with my running; I was sick at the end and felt like ending my running career there and then.

Perry and Paul on the start line raring to go.

So what’s the best remedy for that? Well, mine was to do the ridiculous, try a 30k Fell

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Latest news about John Lawton

Since the 8th April when our club mate and friend John Lawton went missing during a mountain marathon in Greece, hundreds of people have spent thousands of hours searching for him.
Hundreds more people have donated time and money to the search effort and today it is with great sadness mixed with relief that those efforts have succeeded and his body has been found. 
Our thoughts are now with his wife, children and grandchildren as they come to terms with the news.
We will continue to miss you John and you will forever be a part of this club.
Rest in Peace John Lawton 1949 - 2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

News Report: 14/08/2012

Preston Parkrun (5k) – Saturday 11th August

The course is in Avenham and Miller Parks, and run on tarmac and gravel paths, although some sections of the course do accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. The starting point is at the bottom of Avenham Park, near the pavilion and underneath the East Lancashire Viaduct

Monday, 13 August 2012

Race Report: Preston Parkrun 11/08/2012

Well, the time had come. This time there would be no escaping it, I would be doing my first Parkrun. On this occasion my hands were tied. I needed to go to the post office in Lancaster and get an international driving license for my upcoming holiday, and Mik was going that way to run a Parkrun in Preston. So the off shoot was, I could run to Lancaster as we were camping for the Cross Bay Challenge, or I could run the Parkrun and get a lift to Lancaster. No choice really, Parkrun all the way. So I had also an unexpected bit of competition, my son George had opted to run the Parkrun as well. Having watched him the day before knock out a 3 mile 19 minute run on the tread-mill I thought I would be lagging much behind him, but more on that later. 


Friday, 10 August 2012

Race Report: Queens Park Quacker 27/07/2012

Race Report: Queens Park Quacker 5k (Race 2 of 3) – 27/07/12
Friday evening, just back from holiday & pre-Olympic opening ceremony I decided I’d run the 2nd in the Queens Park Quacker Series.  These are a series of 3 x 5k races organised by our friends at South Cheshire Harriers around Queens Park in Crewe & held on the last Friday of June/July/August.
Me running quickly! (Photo courtesy of racephotos.org)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Race Report: Crowden Horseshoe 8m 29/07/2012

Crowden Horse Shoe 8m 1700ft
Thankfully the torrential rain that greeted me at registration cleared up for the race and the weather was fine

Monday, 6 August 2012

Race Report: Dovedale Mini Mountain Marathon 25/07/2012

On this hot and balmy Wednesday evening, 8 Sandbach Striders travelled to Thorpe Mill Farm, Dovedale, in the Peak District, to take part in a mini mountain marathon. The event was open to fell runners, road runners and strong walkers, and involved scoring as many points as possible within 2 hours.
The clock has started so it's time for frantic route planning.

Teams of one or two were allowed. However we did team up to make threes.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Race Report: Great Warford 10m 29/07/2012

Having struggled to improve on any of my Pbs this year, I decided a different tactic was needed so I entered for a distance I have never run before therefore guaranteeing a pb.
Alan managed 84th place out of 345 finishers in 1.07.13