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, 19 December 2016

This week's news: 18/12/2016

One could assume that there were some extra curricular activities going on this weekend with the very little running that took place!
That being said, there was a great turnout at the foggy Congleton parkrun, with Heather Carter coming in as first female and personal best times for Lisa Highfield and Jaynie Turner.

Full results were:
Darren Varley 18:09
Andy Thomas 19:37
Tony Taylor 19:38
Heather Carter 20:13
Stephen Mclean 20:17
Tom Mayell 21:59
Martin Coleman 22:01
Lisa Highfield 23:21 (Personal Best)
David Sharp 24:40
Catherine Winders 26:52
Jaynie Turner 26:53 (Personal Best)
Alice Sharp 27:51
Paul Nicholls 30:16

Striders at Congleton parkrun

Duncan Robertson was back at Swindon parkrun with his daughter Millie. Duncan thought he may have enjoyed the Christmas festivities a little too much until his daughter pointed out that they had reversed the course since they were last there! Duncan finished in 34:37.

Duncan and his daughter at Swindon parkrun

Lynsey Astles visited former Strider Andrew Gibson at his local parkrun in Warrington, finishing in 25:17.

Lynsey Astles and Andrew Gibson at Warrington parkrun

Paul Barnett finished the Wilmslow parkrun in 22:16.

Paul Barnett at Wilmslow parkrun

Collette Ellis was in York and finished their parkrun in 28:34.

On the 4th December, Strider Jan Peake was due to run the Malaga Marathon in aid of The Central Cheshire Buddies Scheme. The organisation supports families and children with complex and physical needs by arranging a variety of clubs and activities. They run a club once a month for 8-21 year olds, after school clubs as well as ‘Mac Adventure Teens’ and ‘Crewe all-rounder’s’. They aim to provide support for those affected by disability as well as improve children’s self-esteem, health and wellbeing by reducing social isolation.

Unfortunately the Malaga marathon was cancelled due to severe flooding on the day.  This was a huge disappointment for Jan and his running buddy Andy after all the training and investment they had put in to the preparation for the event.  They had already reached their target through very generous friends and families and therefore decided to run an unofficial marathon at home.  On the 18th December Jan and Andy ran a route mainly on road from Crewe to Chester.  This was a huge achievement considering they did the run without the support of refreshment stations, entertainers along route, the cheer of the crowd or marked traffic free routes but they completed it in within their target time. Well done to you both.
Jan Peake and Andrew Lewis at Chester Station

Sandbach Striders are a friendly and encouraging running club that welcome new members of all abilities.