|Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun|
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, 25 May 2015
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Arriving in Chester in good time, I parked and walked to the start area, Chester Racecourse. The Chester Half is one of the bigger halfs, with 7000 runners entered. There were seven striders taking part in this event, John Wright, Chris Holden, Christine Bunte, Lucy Lee, Phil Truman, Karen Lovatt and myself, being such a big event, I never saw any of them beforehand, as it was a sea of runners.
Having consumed a couple of recreational beverages I convinced myself it couldn’t be that hard and dutifully signed up, having registered I then took the wise decision to research what I’d let myself in for. I recognise that there are a lot of tough races out there and the use of the word ‘tough’ is subjective so rather than tell you how ‘tough’ this race purports to be I’ll just tell you that the race is a category A Fell Race meaning there is at least 250ft of climb per mile and according to my Garmin we climbed around 3400 feet over 10.5 miles (The Killer Mile registered just over 500 feet).
Monday, 18 May 2015
|Nick Frost at Bromley parkrun|
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Congratulations to the winning team!
|David, Martin, Rick, Mo, Lynsey and Amy toast their success!|
Monday, 11 May 2015
|Sandbach Striders at the Sandstone Trail Challenge|
Sunday, 10 May 2015
|Karen demonstrates each of the different activities|
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
|Lindsay Beeston on the Mow Cop Killer Mile|
Saturday, 2 May 2015
|Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside.|
Having mentioned this to a number of family member’s friends etc it appears they all think I am mad, but I have since told them that Steve Farnell’s entered all 4, now he’s very mad was the reply.
Friday, 1 May 2015
|Paul and Jo at the start|