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, 24 February 2014

Race Report: Knype Pool 5m 23/02/2014

Biddulph Running Club held there annual Knypersley Pool 5 Mile Charity Race on Sunday February 23rd.

Just like that!
This run has been a popular run for fellow striders in the past, and i'd heard good report about it, and having been injured for the past 8 months, this seemed like a nice distance to see where I was with my recovery.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

This week's (and last week's!) news 23/02/2014

The inclement weather didn’t stop the members of Sandbach Striders running club from pudding out the pavement miles. On Saturday the free weekly parkrun at Astbury Mere near Congleton saw eight Striders tackle the three lap course.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Kit Review: OMM Running Jacket

Sandbach Striders – The Poshest running club in the UK and In “the growth of the OMM” A rise and rise of the OMM & review By Paul Nicholls.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Race Report: Southport Mad Dog 10k 09/02/2014

Five intrepid Sandbach Striders (plus a guest) braved the savage Southport wind last Sunday to run with the Mad Dogs along the Southport coastline in search of the elusive PB, which while a tough ask given the conditions WAS achieved by one hardy Strider despite the conditions.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

This week's news 13/02/2014

A welcome break in the stormy weather on Saturday morning occurred just as runners all of the country were lining up for the free weekly 5k parkruns that happen nationwide. 

Our prized local version of the parkrun at Astbury Mere saw nine members of Sandbach Striders taking completing the three laps of the mere.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Beware The Awards Night Cometh!

Sandbach Striders Awards Night 2014

Tickets are now available - buy now to avoid disappointment!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Race Report: Alsager 5m 02/02/2014

Today 5 striders ran the Alsager 5. 
Denis, Martin, Liz, Tom and Ben pre-race.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Why do people join a running club?

I’m no athlete. I’ve spent a large portion of my life running. I ran as a kid, I ran for my school and county at 1500m, I ran as a young man, and then later in life as an unfit, approaching-middle-age but convinced I was still basically fairly fit despite never exercising I took up running again (and nearly died in the attempt!)

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Race Report: Goathland Marathon 09/11/2013

The Hard(as nails)moors Goathland Ultra.

Well, what can I say about this event?  Shall I start at the beginning? Ok! I had seen this race a little while back and just thought, “this is surely a must do”.  However, at £30 the entry wasn’t too much, but the drive to the fabulous North Yorkshire moors and somewhere to stay would bump the cost up.

Monday, 3 February 2014

This week's news 02/02/2014

Sandbach Striders running club completed another mixed bag of races over the weekend. 

Denis, Martin, Liz, Tom and Ben at the Alsager 5

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Race Report: Welcome Tavern 10k 26/01.2014

Yesterday Denis and I set off in the drizzling rain to take part in the Welcome Tavern 10K race in Leyland, just the other side of Chorley.