Sandbach Striders

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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Race Report: Milford Murder 5m Trail Race 23/04/2015

On Thursday 23 April to celebrate St George’s Day I decided to accompany my good friend Sue Davies on the Milford Murder 5 mile trail race.  Liz just ahead of her pal Sue from South Cheshire Harriers at the top of the first big hillThis race is part of...

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Race Report: Paris Marathon 12/04/2015

This was to be the first of my sponsored events for the Samaritans and my big city marathon tour. The second would be the London marathon in two weeks’ time. 
This one though never got off to a good start, on Wednesday after the club run I came home wi...

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Race Report: Crewe Air Products 10k 05/04/2015

South Cheshire Harriers held there annual 'Air Products 10k' on Sunday 5th April. This is far from being a glamorous race, without a hint of any countryside, trees or hills, it's possibly the most uninteresting, boring run on the race calendar, its basica...

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Race Report: Newcastle 10k 29/03/2015

Newcastle  (Staffs) AC, held there annual 10k road race on Sunday 29th March. Denis and myself were the two Striders taking part in this race. Denis had some unfinished business at this race, after not being happy with last year's time (1 hr 2 mins), for...

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Race Report: Coniston 14m Trail Race 21/03/2015

On Sat 21st March I did the beautiful and challenging Coniston 14 road race. 
There was just under 14 miles of fantastic scenery with enough ups and downs to keep the legs working. There was also a great atmosphere in Coniston Village afterwards as runn...

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Race Report: Wilmslow Half-marathon 22/03/2015 #2

I’d booked a place in the Wilmslow Half with a view to using it as part of build up to my first London Marathon which has taken me 7 attempts to get in! 
If I’m honest, things haven’t exactly gone to plan, and I’ve suffered so many illnesses and ...

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Race Report: Wilmslow Half-marathon 22/03/2015

It was ideal running conditions as I set of for Wilmslow Half Marathon this morning. 
I get there early to make sure I got a parking spot and it was already really busy. Running Bear had a tempting aray of running gear for.sale but I resisted temptation ...

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Race Report: Hardmoors 55 21/03/2015

Well the time had come to go back to take care of some unfinished business.  Last year this race recorded my first ever DNF when I spectacularly collapsed at mile 40 this time I was determined not to succumb to the same fate. 
The Hardmoors 55 is the no...

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