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, 1 February 2017

This week's news: 29/01/2017

Striders took part in 4 chilly parkrun events this weekend and 2 events in ever so slightly warmer climates!
Striders joined in a pack of 198 runners, joggers and walkers at Congleton parkrun on Saturday, with three club members finishing in the top 10.
Full results were:

Taylor Taylor 19:39
Steven Barton 20:17
Andy Thomas 20:35
Rick Kelso-Davies 20:54
Mick Hutchins 20:55
Steve Fallows 24:30
Wendy Barnes 27:20
Gillian Fallows 28:25
John Wright 30:16
Julia Dunlop 32:29
Duncan Robertson 37:32

Striders at Congleton Parkrun

Rachel Green and Tracey Surridge were in action at Delamere parkrun and finished in 30:11 and 35:59 respectively.
Nick Hogan and Rachel Green at Delamere parkrun

It was a family affair at Lullingsone parkrun in Kent. Adam and Tom Mayell finished in 29:55 and 29:57 respectively. Amy Mayell finished in 41:22.
Amy, Adam and Tom Mayell at Lullington parkrun
Three Striders headed to Runcorn for the inaugural Pheonix parkrun which saw 202 runner take to the park and canal paths in Pheonix Park. Stephen Mclean had a top ten finish with 20:52. Paul Barnett came home in 21:50. Lisa Highfield was second female home in 24:15.
Paul Barnett, Lisa Highfield and Stephen Mclean at Pheonix parkrun
Moe Dutton did her running is a marginally warmer climate taking part in the La Caleta night run in Tenerife. The course is 9 kilometres long and there is a chance to share in a giant Spanish omelette at the end!
Moe Dutton at the La Caleta Night run
The Strider winning this weeks ‘furthest distance travelled to a race’ award was Paul Nicholls who took part in the Marrakesh Marathon. The race began at 8:00 in freezing temperatures but by 11:00 the temperature had reached 30 degrees. The route offered amazing views of the Atlas Mountains, and took in the extremes of the city, passing through the deprived areas and passing by the palaces of the rich. Paul came in in just under 5 hours.

Paul Nicholls at the Marrakesh Marathon

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