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!"

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Race Report: Kidsgrove 10k 22/01/2017

Four Striders made there way to today's inaugural 'Kidsgrove 10k', Helen, Heather, Andy T and myself. This was a new 10k in the area, organised by 'gold events', and being merely a 10 minute drive from Sandbach, it was a race to good to miss.

Monday, 23 January 2017

This week's news: 23/01/2017

Another quiet week with Striders taking part in 5 different parkrun’s and an inaugural 10k.
On a cold Saturday morning 8 Striders headed to Astbury Mere for the Congleton parkrun with Darren Varley coming in 5th overall. Full results were:
Darren Varley 18:22
Rick Kelso-Davies 20:09
Steven Barton 20:36
Catherine Winders 26:08
Paul Nicholls 28:29
Hannah Birtles 31:38
John Wright 32:05
Julia Dunlop 32:06

Sunday, 22 January 2017

This week's news: 16/01/2017

It’s been a quiet week for Sandbach Striders on the race front although there have been lots of wet and cold ‘fun’ runs.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Race Report: Cheshire Cross Country Championships

Ten Striders ventured to Birchwood Park, Warrington for this year's Cheshire 'Cross Country Championships'. Although Striders have previously dabbled with cross country events with mixed success, it's something as a club which has never taken off, this year however there was a surge of enthusiasm, and for the first time we entered both a mens and ladies team.

Striders at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships

This week's news: 09/01/2017

Happy new year to all!
Striders started off the year how they meant to go on with a New Year’s day parkrun. 14 club members attended the first free run of the year at Astbury Mere. Full results were:
Darren Varley 18:21
Stephen Mclean 19:54
Rick Kelso-Davies 20:00
Andy Thomas 20:07
Heather Carter 20:12
Nigel Fishwick 23:39
Lisa Highfield 23:40
James Boon 23:57
Lynsey Astles 24:54 (PB)
Steven Fallows 26:19
Adam Mayell 26:52 (PB)
Thomas Mayell 26:53
Gillian Fallows 29:51
Amy Mayell 35:27