Striders at the end of the Cheshire Canal Ring relay run in 2013  Welcome to Spectrum Striders Running Club

We are a friendly running club based in Birchwood in Warrington, Cheshire since 1983. We organise the long-established Birchwood 10k road race and several other races.

We have runners of all ability -  people who just run for fun, and people who compete at a professional level every week. We all share a common love of running.

So whether you're an established runner, new to running, or looking to improve your fitness, we'd love you to join us!

Find out more here...

EA Club run  Initiative - Tue 6th November,

                                       Thu 22nd November,

                                       Tue 12th December

Message from Elly Roberts, your club coach coordinator:

I am delighted to announce that the Club application to the England Athletics Club Run initiative has been successful. We will be having three sessions with EA Coach Adrian Webb. All coaches and members are warmly invited to attend these training sessions.
Dates are: Tuesday 6th November; Thursday 22nd November; Tuesday 11th December.
Meet at the school as usual with the aim of starting promptly at 7.00pm. Please be aware that the training session may be longer than usual. Full details can be found HERE

Lunchtime Fun Run in Aid of Children In Need - Friday 16th November 2018 12:30 am

Why not combine your favourite past-time with helping Children in Need?

All money raised goes direct to the charity.

Details and Entry form HERE

Spectrum Does Parkrun - Saturday 17th November 2018 9am

Message from Carolyn Arber

We are providing pacers at Warrington parkrun. At the time of writing we would like pacers for 33, 35, 37, 38 and 39 minutes, if anyone is able to accommodate please contact Carolyn directly or email [email protected] where I will pass on your message.

It would be brilliant to have as many Striders as possible wearing club vests running and supporting if you're not comfortable pacing.

Traditional Delamere Santa Run - Sunday 9th December 9:30am

Delamere Santa Run

Message from Michael Bradley

We will be holding our Traditional Santa Run in Delamere Forest on Sunday 9th December at 9:30, as usual we'll meet in
the visitor center car park - CW8 2JD. It takes about 45 minutes from Warrington, be aware there's a charge if you
park at the visitor center.

There are several marked routes ranging from 7 to 1.5 miles, most of us will run the 7 mile route but lots of options for
longer runs if you wish, the pace will be similar to Thursday training and we always muster.

Usually road shoes are fine as the surface is a forest road. There will be some people walking, bringing their children and dogs so please don't think it's just for runners, bring the family. After the run/walks there are two cafes for a well deserved breakfast.

Only one rule, Santa hats - or similar Christmas wear is just about compulsory

Any questions just see me (Michael Bradley) at the club.

Brainwave Santa Dash - Sunday 16th December 9am

Join us for the Brainwave 5k Santa Dash. A multi terrain route for all runners and walkers.
Details and registration HERE

The Santa Dash begins at Birchwood Shopping Centre at 9am, register from 8:15am at the Peacock Pub.
The Birchwood Santa Dash costs £10 for Adults and £5 per child, under 5’s can enter for free when accompanied by an adult.
All entry costs include a 3-piece Santa Suit for adults and a Santa hat for children.

Spectrum Striders Awards Dinner 2019 - Saturday 5th January 2019 6:30pm

> The venue is Warrington Golf Club, London Road, Appleton, WA4 5HR – 6.30pm till late
> Price £25.00 per person – and the club will give each person a £4 drinks voucher
> Payment in full asap by Cheque, payable to Spectrum Striders RC, or by electronic bank transfer (same account you pay subs to) with the reference “Awards”.
> Please tell us your menu choices with each guest’s name – select from the options below. There is no need to remember what you ordered. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.
> Give money and food choices to Catherine Lyon, Kate Johnson or Carolyn Arber, or via email

Details and menu HERE

Parkrun Championship - Latest

The latest summary stats are HERE.

The latest details stats are HERE

Events calendar


Tue: Meet at High School or the track (depending on the season)
Thu: Muster run, 6 - 7 miles from School
Sat & Sun:  x/c training (winter only)
Sun: Various runs
Check at training to confirm details.

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Striders monthly Social Nights

1st Thursday of the month meet from 8:30 at the Peacock, Benson Road.
2nd Thursday of the month meet between 8:30pm and 8:45pm at the Indian Tiffin in Culcheth.

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Club championship races

There is a choice of road, fell or multi-terrain races in the three different championships.

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Latest news

Striders Club Championships

All three championships have categories for Women & Men, Veteran & Senior.  There is also an overall "Champion Of Champions" trophy.  Read more...

Road Race Championships

Races at distances from 1 mile to half marathon, with best 7 races to count.  Points per race are decided on a formula related to world best age group times.  Coordinated by Janet Redpath.

Cross Country / Multi-terrain Championships

Races from 5k up to 17 miles, with best 7 races to count.  Points decided on finishing position.  Some races are classic cross country, others are on paths & tracks.  Coordinated by Liz Whitfield.

Fell Championships

Races from 3 miles up to 13 miles with varying amounts of climb, with best 6 races to count.  Points decided on finishing position.  Coordinated by Neville Griffiths.