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, 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

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

This week's news: 7/11/2016

It was a week of spookiness and personal bests for Striders.
This week began with Striders going all out to scare the locals of Chester. A dozen or so scary Striders donned Halloween costumes and ran a 10k night run around the city taking in haunted buildings and spooky graveyards stopping for scary stories along the way. Striders recovered by being suitably refreshed in the Brewery Tap, an old medieval hall, and consuming some fine ales. A spookily great night was had by all!

Hannah Gay, Catherine Winders and June Wray at the Halloween Run

Sunday, 30 October 2016

This week's news: 30/10/2016

The Sandbach Striders have had yet another busy week.

Nine Striders at Astbury Mere this Saturday (28th October) morning for the weekly parkrun. Full results were:

Tony Taylor 19:45 (6th overall)
Martin Coleman 19:52 (8th overall)
Stephen McLean 21:35
Lisa Highfield 24:43
Lynsey Astles 25:27
Mick Hutchins 25:27
Catherine Winders 25:51
Paul Nicholls 30:15

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

This week's news: 24/10/2016

Yet again Striders have had a great week, we even managed a 1st place overall.
Six Striders were at Astbury Mere on Saturday morning for the Congleton parkrun . Full results were:
Rick Kelso-Davies 19:42
Tony Taylor 19:46
Heather Carter 20:08
Alice Bober 29:27
Paul Nicholls 30:36
Duncan Robertson 37:08

Monday, 17 October 2016

This week's news: 17/10/2016

The Striders have excelled themselves this week with plenty of personal bests and plenty of miles in the bag.
Seven Striders headed to Astbury Mere on Saturday morning for the Congleton parkrun . Full results were:
Rick Kelso-Davies 19:49
Tony Taylor 20:23
Stephen Mclean 23:13
Lisa Highfield 25:23
Denis Culloty 31:18
Nathan Lee 34:25
John Wright 35:22

Monday, 10 October 2016

This week's news: 10/10/2016

This week saw the birth of two Titchy Striders! Congratulations to Mik Escolme and his wife Mary on the birth of their baby boy, and to Striders’ Rachel Green and Nick Hogan on the birth of their daughter Ivy.
In running news, seven Striders took part in the Congleton parkrun at Astbury Mere, with Andy Thomas and Stephen Mclean pushing each other round to achieve new personal best times. Lisa Highfield also achieved a new PB. Full results were:
Stephen Mclean 19:34
Andy Thomas 19:35
Lisa Highfield 23:50
Andrew Ayres 24:26
Catherine Winders 26:21
Denis Culloty 29:22
Tracey Hale 32:45

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

This week's news: 03/10/2016

Distance running dominated for the club this week but first of all Striders were once again travelling far and wide for their weekly parkrun activity.
Seven Striders took part in the Congleton parkrun at Astbury Mere. Full results were:
Andy Thomas 19:56
Heather Carter 20:02
Stephen Mclean 23:17
Chris Holden 24:28
Rick Kelso Davies 27:49
Denis Culloty 30:38
John Wright 33:16

Denis Culloty, Chris Holden and Stephen Mclean at Congleton parkrun

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

This week's news: 25/09/2016

With other events taking place at Astbury Mere and Delamere, these two local parkruns were cancelled this week. However, keen Striders found alternatives!

This week's news: 18/09/2016

It was a quiet week for Sandbach Striders who took part in 7 parkruns, a 10k and a Half Marathon.
Seven Striders took part in the Congleton parkrun at Astbury Mere, with Mick Hutchins earning himself a new PB for the course and Heather Carter coming in as second lady.  Full results were:

Heather Carter 19:47
Stephen Mclean 20:42
Mick Hutchins 20:52
Rick Kelso-Davies 27:53
Denis Culloty 29:53
John Wright 31:45
Steve Treweeks 36:32

Striders at Congleton parkrun

Monday, 12 September 2016

2016-09-07 Club handicap results

Well done to all finishers of this year's club handicap.



Also, a big congratulations (and apology) to John Wright who should have come second male. Sorry, but it was very dark when I was trying to read the results :-/