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...

Run The Lights 2018 - Friday 26th October 7pm

"Run the Lights" is back again for 2018! Meet at the main entrance to Blackpool Tower at 19:00 on Friday 26th October. We will do a leisurely run up the lights for a few miles and back and then have fish and chips after at Harry Ramsden's at Blackpool Tower. Park in the main car park behind the Tower. Please bring head torch and fluorescent bibs/tops.  Details HERE

Parkrun Championship - Latest

The latest summary stats are HERE.

The latest details stats are HERE

Club Road Mile - 6th September 2018 Results

Many thanks to the people who made this possible. Results HERE

Sunday Social Run - 9th September 9:30am

The next Sunday social is planned for Sunday 9th September at 9:30am near the Nine Arches, Earlestown, WA12 9NY.

Suitable for all levels, we run/jog/walk along the Sankey Valley Trail for up to 45 minutes then turn round and run/jog/walk back to the start. Simples!

Why not come along and join in, afterwards meeting up and enjoy a well earned breakfast, or maybe just a coffee?

For details click HERE

5k Handicap - 30th August 7pm

The next 5k handicap (availabe to club members only) will be held on Thursday 30th August. Meet at Birchwood station between 6:30 and 6:45.

You will need to pre-register for this event by Sunday 26th August, details HERE.


An Evening With Jenny Meadows - Wednesday 5th September 6:30pm

FREE EVENT supported by England Athletics

The evening will comprise:

6:30 - Meet and Greet
6:40 - Guest speaker - insight into the career of Jenny Meadows, the GB athlete and world and European medallist, with Q&A
7:40 - Opportunity to look around DW Fitness First facility
8:00 - Group run with Jenny Meadows (Optional)

Details HERE

Events calendar

 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Sunday 2-Sep 9:30am Trafford 10k
 Thursday  6-Sep 7:00pm Road Mile
 6-Sep 8:30ish Striders Social Night at The Peacock
 9-Sep 9:30am Sunday Social Run, Sankey Valley Trail
 Thursday 16-Sep  8:45ish Curry Night
 Saturday 15-Sep 11.00am King John's Castle, nr Mold (Inter Club Grand Prix No. 3) fell
 Sunday 16-Sep 9am English Half Marathon (Warrington) road
 Sunday 16-Sep 9am EHM 10k (Warrington) road
 Sunday 30-Sep 10.00am Sandstone Trail A & B
 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Thursday 4-Oct 8:30ish Striders Social Night at the Peacock
Thursday  18-Oct 8:45pm Striders Curry Night at the Tiffin
 Friday 26-Oct 7pm Run The Lights
 10:00am  Clarke Gardens (hosted by Penny Lane Striders)


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.