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!"

Our Races

Entries to the Butcher & Barlow Sandbach 10k  are now open!

The race is on Sunday 11th September 2016 and starts at 11:00
There is also a half-mile family fun run which starts at 10:00
The start of the 2013 10k
The 10k features:

  • Fully chip-timed
  • Free photographs
  • Drinks station
  • Changing & showers
  • On-line results
  • Fully marshalled
  • Prizes to 1st three males & females 
  • Individual prizes in veterans categories
  • Prizes to 1st Sandbach resident (male & female)*

On-line entries are available via Bookitzone here  or Runner's World

The family fun run in 2013
The 10k is held under UKA Rules – race licence applied for.
10k race limit is 200 - minimum age 16 years
10k Entries on the day are subject to the race limit not being reached, family fun run is on the day entry only.



These are some comments from previous runners!

Thank you for your message - so lovely of you to write to us all.  It was the 1st time I had done this race and I really, really enjoyed it mainly as it had such a friendly feel to it. Great organisation and great cakes! Thank you

And the race was brilliant! Despite the weather and I got the best time I've had in years (over a decade!) not bad after a busy week of baking:-) great course, great marshalling and organisation!

Would just like to thank you for a well organised race. The british weather did not dampen my spirits. Seem to spend most races running in the rain. Thank you

I really enjoyed the race and whilst the weather was fine for running in, it was a bit of a shame for the spectators. The race was very well organised again.

thanks, yes it was a great race, organisation was superb,im sure we will be back next year.

A big thank you to all involved in organising the Sandbach 10K.  We all enjoyed the race and the cakes afterwards!!  The useful "goody bag" will defintely come in handy.

Well done for running such a well organized race. We'll see you next year.

Many thanks for your email. Yes I thoroughly enjoyed the race on Sunday and didn't mind the weather conditions. .kept me cool. It was my first 10k and I was over the moon with my results.

Thanx had good hard run m8 but worth it well organised race very enjoyable good course thank you again

I really enjoyed the race and liked the course even if what you couldn't control the weather wasn't the best. My 88 year old Granddad enjoyed himself to. It shall certainly be going in my diary and we will be back next year.Thank you to yourself, your team, all the marshals and all other helpers who made it a great race day.

Many thanks for your kind remarks.  It was a pleasure to come along - Kathie and I really enjoyed the event.  Such a lot of people clearly put a lot of effort into making it a very successful event. Many congratulations.

It was well run, didnt realise it was chip t so a bonus, carrot cake was good and so was the coffee !


Being a local lad, I was brought up in Sandbach, I very much enjoyed your race, exceptionally well organised yet friendly. The electronic timing was a nice touch.


(*prizes max. 1 prize/person)