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!"

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

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

Striders at the New Year's day parkrun

Striders returned to Astbury on Saturday morning to join 242 runners for a muddy and foggy run around the mere. Full results were:
Steven Barton 20:30
Stephen Mclean 21:03
Andy Bennett 21:14 (PB)
Jim Halling 23:35 (PB)
Lisa Highfield 23:49
James Boon 24:19
Catherine Winders 26:55
Colette Ellis 27:47 (PB)
Paul Nicholls 29:30
Hannah Birtles 32:55
Julia Dunlop 34:04
Striders at Congleton parkrun

Paul Barnett took part in the inaugural Hyde Park parkrun, joining over 320 runners and completing the course in 20:55.
Paul Barnett at Hyde parkrun

Tracey Sturridge completed Delamere parkrun in 31:53.

On Saturday afternoon, Striders ventured in to the world of Cross Country, entering 2 teams in to the Cheshire Cross Country Championships at Birchwood Forest Park. The course was particularly muddy – boggy in places at the photos prove – and was a challenge for those taking part in their first event of this kind. Results were commendable and were as follows:

Ladies Team: 15th place overall
Heather Carter 19th place out of 73 runners
Lynsey Astles 64th
Jaynie Turner 68th

Mens Team: 15th place overall
Darren Varley 49th place out of 147 runners
Andy Thomas 83rd
Tony Taylor 86th
Mick Hutchins 108th
Tom Mayell 131st
Nigel Fishwick 137th

Striders at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships

Lynsey Astles at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships

Mick Hutchins at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships

Heather Carter at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships

On Sunday morning our Titchy Striders headed over to Marbury park, Northwich to take part in the Junior parkrun, a 2km run for 4-14 year olds. Well done kids. Results were:

Adam Mayell 9:03
Thomas Taylor 9:09
Nathan Lee 11:11
Penny Lee 18:33

Penny & Nathan Lee, Adam Mayell and Thomas Taylor at the Junior parkrun

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