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!"

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Race Report: Ladybower 20m 22/09/2013

Ladybower 50 - the 20 miler

A beautiful sunny September Sunday is best spent in Derbyshire after the glorious Ladybower 50 event today.  

Friday, 27 September 2013

Run Report: Krispy Kreme Challenge 15/09/2013

This was my first official pre race entry event (that's why I am sooo proud of my trophy!!) 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Race Report: UTMB CCC 30/08/2013

Waiting for the start in Courmayeur

The Ultra Trial Du Mont Blanc (UTMB) CCC is a 101Km ultra trail marathon held annually in

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Race Report: Great North Run

I had entered the Great North Run Half Marathon early in the year not that I had any real desire to run it but I thought I would see what the fuss was about and why 50,000 people run it each year, and to be honest was tired of non-runners asking me if I had ran it. 

From a personal point of view I can’t think of anything worse than a commercial large scale road race as it’s not my scene but hey ho before I knew it September was upon me and it was race day.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Race Report: Salford Quays 10k 08/09/2013

I did this race last year and because it is a flat course I thought I would give it another go this year. 

I arrived at the Lowry Outlet Mall with plenty of time to park and get to the start line, but shortly after lining up they announced there was a delay – couldn’t quite hear what….  Then after another 20 minutes or so a guy with a megaphone shouted something about ‘trams’ and ‘being stopped’ or something or other.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Run Report: Magic Mile

For the last 3 years the lads at Marathon Talk (a free UK podcast by runners, for runners aimed specifically at those of us who are stupid enough to run marathons), have run a Magic Mile event to try to get runners around the world to train for and aim for their fastest mile.

This year the competition aspect on their website was men Vs women, with points for age graded results coupled with a participation bonus (how many of each 'signed-up' gender actually logged their completed mile) to get the total for each gender.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Couch to 5k *Free* Beginners Sessions - Now running!

As part of the Olympic legacy programme, Sandbach Striders are delighted to once more offer a series of free introductory running sessions.

The "couch to 5k" programme begins on Monday 2nd September and runs for 5 weeks. Each session is absolutely free and there is no-obligation to buy or join anything. At Sandbach Striders we all love running and the health and social benefits it brings and we want to share that with you!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Race Report: Gawsworth 10k 15/09/2013

Today I ran the Gawsworth 10K.  I did this race 2 years ago and thought it was a lot like our 10K race but at the time I thought ours was tougher!! 

The start line is at the entrance of Gasworth Hall and you run for about 4K on the road. You

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Run Report: Gritstone Grind 35m 08/08/2013

This year I was unable to enter the Medoc marathon due to financial constraints and Molly starting school, while sulking about this I happened to stumble upon a little run being organised along the Gritstone Trail. 
The start at kidgrove and all smiles

Monday, 16 September 2013

Race Report: English Half Marathon 08/09/2013

After threats of heavy rain for the days leading up to the race, Sunday dawned bright and clear with beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures for what was to be an excellent day for a half-marathon.

The number collection was quick and efficient, with no queuing and by 8:30 i was ready to run with my

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Club Members 10k Results

Congratulations to all the Striders who took part in the annual Club Members 10k this evening.

The course was made more challenging than normal thanks to the dark and damp conditions. Yet, despite that some excellent performances were recorded.

Noteable results were the first three finishers

Heather Carter
Jo Bulley
Cheryl Hutchins

Giles Hodges
Rick Kelso-Davies
Gordon Hutchins