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, 30 October 2012

Crewe Déjà vu 2 final race details and start list.

The final race details have now been emailed out to each runner. In case you haven't received them you can download the file here.
Starting list.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Crewe Déjà vu 2 reserve list is now closed.

The reserve list of the ever popular Crewe Déjà vu 2 track marathon has now been closed.
Sorry if you have been left disappointed but we have done our very best to accommodate every entrant within the confinements of the 50 person race limit.

The 2012 race sold out in record time this year - nearly 4 months ago in fact. 

To all you lucky Déjà vu 2-ers the race pack will arrive by email imminently (and be posted on here for good measure) and we look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Race Report: Preston Guild Marathon 28/10/2012

No ordinary Marathon run???

I am not normally obsessive – but the last few days I have been checking and re-checking

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Catch up on the latest Striders' news!

 Catch up on all the latest Sandbach Striders news from the previous month, courtesy of our resident press secretary Perry Wyatt.

Macclesfield Half Marathon – Sunday 30th September

Monday, 22 October 2012

Race Alert! Passing Clouds & Halloween Hellraiser

Are you looking for a race this weekend?

Bob at the Halloween Hellraiser in 2011.

Here are two local races you may be interested in, both are highly regarded and both happen this Sunday

Race Report: Lichfield 10k 09/09/2012

I’d never heard of the Lichfield 10K run until it came up in a search for races in Staffs during the autumn. I was looking for an on-road 10K race, hoping to beat my Super Six time, and have got friends in Lichfield so signed up. 

It was a reasonably early start, I left Sandbach at 8.30 with 2 kids in the car looking

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Race Report: RAB Mountain Marathon 06/10/2012

After a four hour drive and a very cold night camping (poor choice of sleeping bag!), I rose on Saturday morning to glorious sunshine and expansive views across Northumbria. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sandbach 10k 2012 category winners and full results!

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Sandbach 10k!

1 Stuart Doyle, Vale Royal AC, 34:49

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sandbach 10k 2012 Results!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Sandbach 10k this morning!

Once more we were blessed with terrific running weather, although the heavy rain of the past few weeks ensured some sections of the course had a little bit more mud than usual.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Race Report: Congleton Half Marathon 07/10/2012

Two races One Weekend. 

A weekend of PB’s with a sting in the tail.

Well a full weekend of racing was had this weekend with great results.  Firstly there was

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Race Report: Congleton Half Marathon 07/10/2012

I took a leaf out of Giles book and followed his pre race plan. On Saturday I drank lots of fluid (even had water at the pub) and made sure I had chicken and rice for tea. Next morning I got up early and had some porridge and honey followed by a banana.  

At 8 am Perry arrived and we set off for the race. The day was cold and foggy. When we

Monday, 8 October 2012

Race Report: Brighton & Hove Parkrun 5k 01/09/2012

I’d only done one Parkrun before this race, but this event brought home to me what a great idea and organisation it is. We can get used to the idea that you have to book and 

plan every race in advance, but a setup that lets you turn up on the day anywhere in the country, enter for free and get timings on the website the same day is much easier. In this

Friday, 5 October 2012

Race Report: Wythenshaw Parkrun 29/10/2012

A free Saturday means the chance to run another free 5k at a Parkrun somewhere. Whilst I might usually have nipped down the M6 towards Hanley park for the weekly run there, this time I fancied a change. I also fancied adding to my tally of 8 different Parkruns.

We are quite lucky in Cheshire in that although there are no Parkruns currently on our

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Pre-Race Report: Chester Marathon 2012

There have been lot of post-race reports posted on the website but nobody yet has written a pre-race report - I thought I’d change that trend & commit myself to a target in the hope that this may provide the additional motivation I often require to make myself run well!

Last year the club had 14 entrants - this year it's just me!
This weekend I am running the 2nd Chester Marathon & my aim is quite simple - to set a PB & also beat the club record currently held by Alan Pearson.  The club record currently stands at 03:13:17 (set at last years Chester Marathon) which means running quicker than 07:22min/mile pace.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Race Report: Marathon du Medoc 08/09/2012 #5

Non-Race Report

Marathon du Médoc post-race recovery walk and lunch.

As if the punishment of 34 degrees, 26.2 miles and several wine-and-food stops on the