Sandbach Striders

Race Report: Alsager 5 07/02/2016

Well Alsager 5 what can I say.  It was a fast course and as it was full with over 1,000 entries the start was a nightmare. However, this year I found myself pushed towards the front and hemmed in by runners from both sides. 
I decided that my game plan ...

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Race Report: Cheshire Cross Country Championships 09/01/2016

The 'Cheshire Cross Country Championships is an event which is held in different locations every year, this year they were held at Reasheath College on the outskirts of Nantwich. 
It's an open event, providing you live in Cheshire you can take part, I sh...

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Race Report: Newcastle Dales Dash 6/12/2015

The 'Newcastle Dales Dash' race took place on a Sunday 6th December on an overcast, wet and windy morning. The race takes place on the 'Apedale Community Country Park, 200 hectares of woods, meadows and pools, which is reclaimed land from what was once co...

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Race Report: Six Dales LDWA 14/11/2015

When I signed up for this LDWA event I predicted a gentle stroll around the Peak District and therefore hadn’t really done any preparation or planning.  In the days prior to the event, Storm Abigail battered the UK with strong winds and heavy rain.  
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Race Report: Arley Hall 10k 07/11/2015

On a damp overcast Saturday morning, eight  striders made there way to Arley Hall for this popular 'Cheshire 10k Race'. The weekends forecast was for wet and windy, which is exactly what it was. 


We met at our cricket club, and a convoy of three cars ...

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Race Report: Grin & Bear It 31/10/2015

The Grin and bear it, or the snarl and swear at it. 
This was to be my longest distance run since 1st September and would allegedly total some 16 miles of fell running. I am no expert on fell running but I have now completed probably about 10-20 in tota...

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Race Report: Halloween Hellraiser 25/10/2015

Well, what a beautiful crisp day for a yomp in the Cheshire countryside. 9 fun-filled miles with great company (Paul, George & Tony in the distance!), a bit of mud, & more stiles than you can shake a muddy stick at. 
There were hills, mud, on-road, off-r...

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Race Report: Werrington 10k 19/10/0215

After 5 months of fine dining and booze, I wasn’t really looking forward to the Werrington 10K. I last did this race in 1999 and I did remember that there was a hill at the end of the race. 
The weather conditions today were great, I even got to air my...

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Race Report: Pattingham Bells 7m

I opted to run this race and despite my best attempts at recruiting any fellow striders to come and join me I was alas a lone strider on the start line. Some said because I mentioned it being in that Black Country capital that is Wolverhampton others told...

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Race Report: Rivington Trail Half-marathon 03/10/2015

Having returned from Holiday and still nursing an injury I opted to utilise this trail half to find some way of regaining some fitness. Now, being as I now frequent the area of Rivington on many occasions due to that four letter word work, I have been mix...

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