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, 28 September 2015

This week's news: 28/09/2015

This week, members of Sandbach Striders running club participated in seven diverse events around the country.
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
Closest to home were the ten Striders who ran the free weekly Congleton parkrun. Heather Carter was the first female to cross the finishing line, whilst Tony Taylor, Denise Dowling and Helen Child all earned themselves new personal best times. Lee Chadwick also ran his first ever parkrun since joining the club.

Monday, 21 September 2015

This week's news: 21/09/2015

Members of Sandbach Striders running club were for the second week represented in four different 5k parkruns held each Saturday morning around the country.
Denise Dowling, James Boon and Alice Bober at the Congleton 10k
Five Striders were at Astbury Mere to run the Congleton parkrun, Alice Bober earned herself a new personal best time and James Boon made his parkrun debut after joining Sandbach Striders just a few weeks earlier.

Race Report: Teach First Run The River 10k 15/09/2015

On Tuesday 15th September I did the Teach First Run the River in London. Starting at 7:00 in the evening in More London near Tower Bridge, over 3,000 runners set off to do a 5k or 10k, crossing several bridges across the Thames, and finishing at dusk with a jog across Tower Bridge, which looked amazing all lit up in the evening light. A great race . 
There are no path or road closures so we passed many bemused London Tourists who were

Race Report: English Half Marathon 10K course: 20/09/2015

Having graduated from the couch to 5k, to 10k, I have well and truly caught the bug for running and racing!  So this Sunday saw myself and fellow strider Moe Dutton turn up at Warrington for the 10k course as part of the EHM run festival.  With Phil Truman and Wendy Barnes taking the full challenge and running in the Half. 

 This year was the 7th English Half Marathon with the addition of a 10k Road Race Challenge and a LiveWire Mile Challenge, all with new routes. Every runner received a medal, t-shirt and goody bag at the finish line. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

This week's news: 14/09/2015

Members of Sandbach Striders running club were represented in four of the free weekly 5k parkruns held each Saturday morning around the country.

Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
Eight Striders ran the Congleton parkrun at Astbury Mere, although for the second week running there were no new personal best times. 

Monday, 14 September 2015

Race Report: Winchester parkrun and Bacchus Marathon 12-13/09/2015

Winchester Parkrun

For any Parkrun tourists in the Hampshire area this is a pleasant 5k round the Winchester ‘North Walls’ Recreation Park.  Although it consists of 3 circuits of the playing fields, the tree lined surroundings make the run more interesting than it sounds.  The course is mostly run on grass, and is flat as a pancake, so has definite P.B. potential.  I used it as a warm up for a marathon the following day.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Race Report: Sandbach 10k 06/09/2015

You have heard  about it, read about it and talked about it and then I was there standing on the bridge waiting for the signal to go. The Sandbach 10k race had arrived. Not just any 10k but a special 10th anniversary one.
Moe approaching the finish line 

Monday, 7 September 2015

This week's news: 07/09/2015

Eleven members of Sandbach Striders running club ran the free weekly 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere in Congleton. Unfortunately there were no new personal best times this week.
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun

Michael Escolme ran the 5k Hanley parkrun, finishing in a time of 30:41. 

Sandbach 10k 2015 Sponsored by Butcher and Barlow LLP

It was the Tenth Anniversary of the Sandbach 10k sponsored by Butcher and Barlow LLP. 
Sandbach 10k winner Carl Moulton
This year 166 runners were set on their way along the multi-terrain course by Mayor Gill Merry and her consort.