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.

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

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.

Monday, 12 December 2016

This week's news: 12/12/2016

This week saw the brood of titchy Striders growing further. Congratulations to Paul Barnett on the birth of Alexander George.
In other news, Striders did what they did best this week and donned costumes galore for a variety of Christmas themed races.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

This week's news: 05/12/2016

Despite the cold weekend, Striders still got their jangles on and got out and about.
 11 Striders headed to Astbury on a crisp winters morning to take part in the Congleton parkrun. Full results were:

Tony Taylor 19.31
Stephen Mclean 20.59
Andy Bennett 22.18
James Boon 24.36
Lisa Highfield 24.45
Chris Holden 24.57
Tim Woods 25.31
Duncan Robertson 27.19
Paul Nicholls 28.03
Wendy Barnes 28.06
John Wright 34.55
Striders at Congleton parkrun

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

This week's news: 28/11/2016


It was a cold and frosty weekend, but the Striders braved the cold at 6 events over the weekend.

At a very frosty Congleton Parkrun, along with 8 members were 2 of the canine Striders, and a PB for Hannah Gay. Full results were as follows:
Andy Thomas 20:19
Stephen McLean 20:44
Lisa Highfield 24:49
Alice Sharpe 27:36
Paul Nicholls 30:19
Hannah Gay 31:59 (Personal Best)
Julia Dunlop 32:10
John Wright 34:57

Monday, 21 November 2016

This week's news: 21/11/2016

It was a week of firsts for Striders who took part in 3 inaugural events.

On Saturday morning Striders headed out to Astbury Mere for the Congleton parkrun. Full results were:

Tony Taylor 19:31
Andy Thomas 20:14
Heather Carter 20:43
Catherine Winders 25:46
Collette Ellis 33:15
Amy Mayell 35:48

Monday, 14 November 2016

This week's news: 14/11/2016

First of all a huge congratulations to Strider Matt Jones who became a father this week. Titchy Strider Edith Rose was born on Wednesday morning.

On Saturday morning Striders headed out to a wet and cold Astbury Mere for the Congleton parkrun. Full results were:

Rick Kelso-Davies 19:14
Mick Hutchins 21:05
Chris Holden 24:08
Lynsey Astles 25:23
James Boon 26:31
Hannah Birtles 32:06
Julia Dunlop 33:01