Sandbach Striders

Sandbach 10k sponsored by Butcher & Barlow - Race Report

Sandbach 10k sponsored by Butcher & Barlow

The finish line
On a beautiful sunny September Sunday, 136 runners and their families descended on Sandbach for the Sandbach 10k Sponsored by Butcher & Barlow solicitors.

The cake stall

This is the 11thyear th...

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Race Report: Lyke Wake Challenge 09/07/2016



So why do an ultra-marathon on the opposite side of the country that most people haven’t even heard of? I blame beer and Craig Edwards! We were sat in the bar on the eve on my first ever ultra-marathon (Dig Deep Intro Ultra) listening to runner extra...

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Race Report: Dysynni Trail Festival 12/06/2016

Situated just outside Twywn in West Wales, the Dysynni trail festival offers 5km, 10km and 15km distance races, all with a running and canicross event. 
The courses begin at the walled garden at the former country estate of Ynysymaengwyn, in woodlands cl...

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Race Report: Shuttlingsoe Fell Race 09/06/2016

I should have known when Darren said there was a 1,000 foot climb that this was going to be a tough one.  This race is part of a series of 10 races.



The weather was great , ideal for running, but the mozzies were out in force.  We started on a bit of...

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Race Report: Slateman Triathlon 22/05/2016

Having completed the North West Sprint Triathlon in Sept 15 a few of my fellow Striders challenged me to take on the ‘Slateman Full Triathlon’ and despite my better judgement I joined up. Steve and Paul before the race startIt’s probably worth poin...

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Race Report: Cadair Idris 11m Fell Race 22/05/2016

Run 11 miles up Cadair Idris? Not likely!!!


I wanted to start with the idyllic picture of mist covered mountains and a rolling lush valley, except this is Wales in mid-May. So for 'mist covered mountains' read chucking it down with rain, with any hint o...

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Race Report: KMF Newcastle 10K 03/04/2016

Well I’m well pleased.  I ran this race in 2013 and I think I also did it in 2014.   My time then was 58.15.  Today,  I smashed it and finished 4th in my age category with a time of 53.51.  Denis did 1.01.


Liz blowing a kiss to her adoring publi...

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Race Report: North London Half-marathon 20/03/2016

Based on its finishing line being inside Wembley Stadium the Vitality North London Half Marathon promotes itself as having “the best finish line in the world”.  


This was the main reason that I was happy to pay the rather steep £40 entry fee.  D...

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Race Report: Leeds Liverpool Canal Canter 13/03/2016

The Canal Canter Marathon organised by It's Grim Up North Running events was run on March 13th as an out and back circuit from Leeds. 
An inauspicious start at the race HQ - the actual race route was much more scenic!The race was well organised with plen...

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Race Report: The Charles Darwin Day Marathon 12/02/2016

It's unusual to have any race scheduled mid-week but the Charles Darwin Day Marathon was arranged for Friday 12th February to commemorate the anniversary of Darwin's birth 207 years ago.
 The race took place in Shrewsbury, the City of Darwin's birth, at...

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