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, 17 December 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.

Congleton Parkrun (5k) – Sat 15th Dec

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Race Report: Malaga Marathon 09/12/2012

Marathons in December tend to be a bit thin on the ground, particularly in the UK, so over the past few years it's been necessary for me to start looking further afield. In recent years I've had winter weekends away in the Canary Islands, Benidorm and Pisa. Combining a winter marathon but in much more clement conditions than the UK could offer. This year I was pleased to see the Malaga Marathon back on, Malaga being a city which is often overlooked by many visitors to Spain in favour of the more traditional beach resorts.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Race Report: Liverpool Princes Parkrun 5k

Princes Parkrun, Liverpool... 2 Race Reports over 2 weeks

On Saturday 24th November I decided to run Princes Parkrun in Liverpool. The weather

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Race Report: Cardington Cracker 02/12/2012

Cardington Cracker, or Cardiac “a” Cracker

Well you pays your money you takes your chances they say. I saw this race advertised in

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Race Report: Newcastle Dales Dash 10k 02/12/2012

Having failed to get into the Tatton race this year, i set about finding an alternative and stumbled upon this one, it was only ten miles up the road and only cost £7 to enter.


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Opinion: Why I love LDWA events.

I thought I'd take a few minutes to tell you about a type of event which I absolutely love and which I know are also popular with many other Striders. The Long Distance Walkers Association organise a series of challenge events which whilst originally were started for the benefit of walkers are also opened up to runners. 

Cakes or carb gels? There really can only be one winner.