Sandbach Striders

Race Report: Chester Half-marathon 17/05/2015

My alarm clock woke me up, at the rather unsociable time of 6am on Sunday 17th of May, it was the 'Chester Half Marathon' day, and an early race start of 9am, meant I had to be on the move early. 
Arriving in Chester in good time, I parked and walked to ...

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Race Report; Cader Idris Fell Race 16/05/2015

I’ve never taken part in a fell race before so when Steve Treweeks posted on Facebook that he had entered the Cader Idris Fell Race and invited me along it seemed like a great idea. 
Having consumed a couple of recreational beverages I convinced myself...

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Race Report: Manchester & London Marathons

When I found out that the 2015 London Marathon fell exactly 10 years after I ran my last marathon and a year since I joined Sandbach Striders, it seemed like the perfect race to reacquaint myself with marathon running.  
Somewhat predictably I was not su...

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Race Report: Mow Cop Killer Mile 30/04/2015

The Killer Mile is fast becoming a tradition where I work in Kidsgrove, for the 3rd year in a row I’ve helped a team of runners of mixed abilities train to run the infamous race which is quite literally on our doorstep. This year I’m proud to say we t...

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Race Report: Saddleworth Cake Race 10m Trail Race 02/05/2015

Saddleworth Running Club, held there annual 'Cake Race', on Saturday 2nd May. This is a 10 mile fell race with a difference. If you bake a cake beforehand you get free entry, can't be bad, what's more, at the end of the race all the runner's get to enjoy ...

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Race Report: Blackpool Half-marathon 26/04/2015

“Once more unto the beach!”  After our wet and windy half marathon in Blackpool on 22 February, we arrived last Sunday morning to be greeted by blue skies, fluffy white clouds, and a cool NNW breeze of about 8mph and an air temp of around 9oC.Oh I do...

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Race Report: Mow Cop Killer Mile 30/04/2015

I decided a while ago I would like to attempt the Mow Cop Killer Mile, so I printed off the entry form and ticked the Club runner’s entry box and then in my wisdom I also ticked the Veterans’ race.  
Having mentioned this to a number of family membe...

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Race Report: London Marathon 26/04/2015

I started running in 2005 completing my first half marathon at Congleton as a 20 a day smoker and considerably bulkier than I am today thanks to spending endless hours in what used to be Lain’s Gym in Sandbach. I then gave running a rest for a couple of...

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Race Report: Mobberley Round The Runway 5.3m 23/04/2015

Wimslow Running Club held there annual 'Round The Runway Race' on Thursday 23rd April. 
This is one of those quirky midweek races which draws many club runners from around Cheshire. The novelty of this race, is that the course runs around Manchester Airp...

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