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, 23 November 2015

This week's news 23/11/2015

Nine members of Sandbach Striders Running Club ran the free weekly 5k parkrun at Astbury Mere in Congleton. Darren Varley finished in first position with Tony Taylor coming in third. Jaynie Turner completed her first ever parkrun.

Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
The full results were:

Monday, 16 November 2015

This Week's News: 16/11/2015

Members of Sandbach Striders Running Club were in action in four different parkrun events around the country. Closest to home were the 11 Striders who ran the three laps of Astbury Mere that make up Congleton parkrun. 
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
Tony Taylor continued his run of good form finishing in second place overall in a new personal best time. Steve Fallows also ran a new personal best time.

Race Report: Six Dales LDWA 14/11/2015

When I signed up for this LDWA event I predicted a gentle stroll around the Peak District and therefore hadn’t really done any preparation or planning.  In the days prior to the event, Storm Abigail battered the UK with strong winds and heavy rain.  

This meant that on the night before the race I became slightly anxious about what the day would involve.  

Monday, 9 November 2015

News from Sandbach Striders 09/11/2015

Members of Sandbach Striders running club made their annual trip to Blackpool to run the length of the world-famous illuminations. Starting in Starr Gate the five mile route takes in such iconic landmarks such as Blackpool Tower, the Pleasure Beach and the Golden Mile.
Sandbach Striders at Blackpool Illuminations Run

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Race Report: Arley Hall 10k 07/11/2015

On a damp overcast Saturday morning, eight  striders made there way to Arley Hall for this popular 'Cheshire 10k Race'. The weekends forecast was for wet and windy, which is exactly what it was. 

We met at our cricket club, and a convoy of three cars made there way to Arley Hall. We parked on a large grassy field, it was evident it was going to be a muddy affair. Not to be outdone, the ever organised 'Matt Wood' came armed with planks of wood and a length of rope to get out should we get in trouble. Getting bogged down and stuck in the mud wouldn't be a problem for the striders, Matt's army training had served him well!

Race Report: Grin & Bear It 31/10/2015

The Grin and bear it, or the snarl and swear at it. 
This was to be my longest distance run since 1st September and would allegedly total some 16 miles of fell running. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Race Report: Halloween Hellraiser 25/10/2015

Well, what a beautiful crisp day for a yomp in the Cheshire countryside. 9 fun-filled miles with great company (Paul, George & Tony in the distance!), a bit of mud, & more stiles than you can shake a muddy stick at. 

There were hills, mud, on-road, off-road, but not too much of anything, which makes this a great race for anyone wanting to step up from a 10k distance.

This week's news: 01/11/2015

With another weekend of fine weather, Sandbach Striders took full advantage yet again and although not so many events were attended, we were in-force where we appeared! From Congleton Park run to a 10k in Orlando, America!
Sandbach Striders at Congleton parkrun
Closest to home were the 14 Striders who ran the free weekly Congleton parkrun with two new PB’ achieved by David Sharp and Lee Chadwick.

This week's news: 26/10/2015

Although the weather was mixed this weekend, it did not stop Sandbach Striders taking part in a variety of events. 
Grant Stanning, Mik Escolme, Kate Jayden, Martin Gunther, Heather Carter and behind are Craig Edwards and Christopher De Rycke at the Snowdon Marathon
Closest to home were the eight Striders who ran the free weekly Congleton parkrun. Although no PB’s were achieved, some good times were achieved.