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...

Events calendar

 Day Date Time Event
 Champs
 Sun7-Apr
09:00Greater Manchester Marathon
 
Sun
7-Apr
11:00
Mow Cop ST7 3LG
Fell
Wed
10-Apr
19:00
Chester Spring 5
Road
Sat
13-Apr
09:00parkrun Champs - Northwich
parkrun
Sun
14-Apr
11:00
Whitley 10k
Road
Sat
20-Apr
12:00
Rivington Pike
Fell
Sun
21-Apr
09:30
Hale Village 5 Miles
Road
Fri
26-Apr
19:15
Mid Cheshire 5k, Frodsham
Road

 Day Date Time Event Champs
Mon
6-May
11:30
Wray Caton Moor
 Fell
Sat
 11-May 09:00parkrun Champs - Warrington Victoria Park
 parkrun
Sat
11-May
 13:00
Moel Eilio
 Fell
Tue
14-May
19:30
Walton Park 5 mile
 Road
Fri17-May 12:30Alzeimers Lunchtime Charity 5k 
Fri
17-May
19:15
Christleton 5k
 Road
Sun
19-May
09:00
Chester Half Marathon
 Road
Wed
22-May
19:30
Harrock Hill (1 of 4)
 Fell
Thu23-May
 19:15  Dunham 5k (Race 1 of N Ches 5k GP)
 xc/mt
Thu 30-May19:30
Birchwood Brook 5k (Race 2 of N Ches 5k GP) xc/mt

 

 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Wed5-Jun 19:15
 Up the Beast Fell
 Thu6-Jun
 19:15 Bowden 5k (Race 3 in N Ches 5k GP)
 xc/mt
 Sat 8-Jun 09:00 parkrun Champs - Sale Waterpark parkrun
 Thu13-Jun  19:15 Dunham Massey 5k (Race 4 in N Ches 5k GP) xc/mt
 Wed19-Jun
 19:30
 Robbie Webster Wobbler Fell
 Sun23-Jun 
 10:00 Hollins Green 5k (Race 4 in N Ches 5k GP) Road
 Wed26-Jun
 19:30 Harrock Hill (Race 2 of 4)
 Fell
 Sun30-Jun  10:30 Lymm Festival 10k  trail xc/mt
 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Wed 3-Jul 19:30 Forest Park 5k (women only)
 xc/mt
 Sat
 6-Jul 09:00 parkrun Champs - Warrington Victoria Park parkrun
 Sun
 7-Jul
 12:00
Track Day
 
 Wed
 10-Jul
 19:30
The Druid
Fell
 Thu
11-Jul
 19:00
Proms in the Park (Club run only)
 
 Sat
13-Jul Cheshire Ring Relay (Club Only)
 
 Sun
14-Jul
 Cheshire Ring Relay (Club Only) 
 Thu18-Jul 19:005k Handicap (Club run only)
 
 Wed
24-Jul
 Harrock Hill (Race 3 of 4)
Fell
 Wed31-Jul
 19:30Sefton Park 5m
 
 Day Date Time Event Champs
Sun
 4-Aug 11:00Riverside 10 Miles
 Road
Wed
7-Aug
19:30
Pie and Peas 5 Miles
xc/mt
Sat10-Aug 09:00parkrun Champs - Wepre Park Connah's Quayparkrun
Sun
18-Aug
 10:00 Birchwood 10k
 
Wed
21-Aug
19:15
Ellesmere Port RC 5k
Road
Sat
24-Aug
14:00
Chipping Show
Fell
Wed
 28-Aug
TBC
Harrock Hill
Fell
 Day Date Time Event Champs
Thu
5-Sep
19:00
Club Road Mile
Road
Sat
 14-Sep 09:00parkrun Champs - Warrington Victoria Parkparkrun
Sat
14-Sep
11:00
King Johns Castle
Fell
Sun
15-Sep
09:00
English Half MarathonRoad
Sun
15-sep
09:00
EHM 10k
Road
Tue
17-Sep
19:00
Club Track Mile
 
Sat
21-Sep
11:00
Three Shires
Fell
Tue
24-Sep
19:00
Club Track Mile
 
Mon
30-Sep
10:00
Sandstone Trail A & B races
xc/mt
 Day Date Time Event Champs
Sat
 12-Oct09:00
parkrun Champs - Croxteth Hall Parkparkrun
Sat
19-Oct
 British Fell Relay Champ
Fell
Sun
27-Oct
11:00
Clwydian Hills
Fell
Mon28-Oct
TBC
St Helens Striders Trail Race
xc/mt
 Day Date Time Event Champs
Sat
 9-Nov09:00parkrun Champs - Warrington Victoria Parkparkrun
Sun
24-Nov
09:30
Wilmslow Festive 10k
Road
 Day Date Time Event Champs
Sat
14-Dec
09:00
parkrun Champs - St Helens
parkrun
     
     
     

Next Training session with Darren Roberts, EA coach is Tuesday 16th April 6:45PM

MESSAGE FROM ELLY ROBERTS

Our next group training session with Darren will be on Tuesday April 16th at the track in Victoria Park.
In order to maximise our use of Darren's expertise we are aiming to start at 6.45pm with a warm-up, rather than 7.00pm.

The session will be longer than usual - around 90 minutes, with time afterwards for discussion or Q and A on aspects of training.

The training will be open to all training groups, but provision for a group run within the park will also be made for those who aren't keen on track based training.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Elly


Parkrun Champs Results for 13-Apr-19 now available.

The Parkrun Championship results for Saturday are now available Here is the SUMMARY ... a little more DETAIL.

Northwich was a lovely course which made it a bit slower than normal, hence there were no PBs this month. Well done to Nigel Fuller who was first home and winner of the Handicap with Caitlin Henderson 2nd and Alex Henderson 3rd.

Caitlin still leads the Championship. See you next month at Victoria Park.


Cheshire Ring Relay - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July

Message from Kate Johnson

To all Spectrum members
In case you haven’t yet got around to signing up to join us doing the Cheshire Canal Ring Relay on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019, here is 1 final chance to do so.
A reminder of the event – small groups of similar paced runners will complete the 90 mile loop following the canal towpaths around Manchester & Cheshire as a relay. The route will start and finish near the centre of Lymm and will run during the day only (this is not a continuous through-the-night run)
We will then enjoy a hot meal in the Spread Eagle pub in Lymm – food courtesy of Spectrum Striders, you will have earned it.
To sign up please send an email to me using the link at the end of this message, and also answer the 3 questions below.
 
To those signed up already for the Event:
Thank you for signing up to take part in Spectrum’s Canal Ring Relay. It is now time to put together the groups for running, so I’m just after a few bits of information from you:
1.    Which day / days are you available? (if you would like to run on both days, please state this)
2.    What is your maximum distance?
3.    What is the approx. speed you would like to run at?
Question 3 is simply to try and group together similar paced runners – it will not be exact, I just need a guide. You can just give recent or approx. 5k / 10k time if you like. And I’d recommend you don’t give too fast a time, some of us learned last time that you can’t enjoy the scenery if you’re running flat out full pace to keep up with your team mates. And canal towpaths are mostly not flat or tarmac. This is not a race.
 
Please send EMAIL me with the answers to the 3 questions as soon as you can but no later than 15th April
 
Thank you, Kate x


Alzeimers Lunchtime Charity 5k Fun Run- Friday 17th May 12:30

The next Charity 5k fun run is in aid of Alzeimers Society. Entry form HERE


We're back at Victoria Park!

Yes folks, from 2nd April we're back at our Summer training site Victoria Park on Tuesdays.

We still run from Birchwood High School on Thursdays.


Couch to 5k starts Tuesday 2nd April

THINKING ABOUT STARTING TO RUN?
Let Spectrum Striders help you get fit enabling you to run a 5k in less time than you thought possible, and all for free!

Details HERE

Forest Park Ladies 5k -Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Entries are now open - for details and link to online entry CLICK HERE


Road Race List 2019

The road race calendar for 2019 is now available HERE.

The best 7 of your scores count for the Road Race Championship.  This championship is scored using a calculation which compares your time to world bests for your age group.

Many thanks to Janet Redpath for compiling this list.


Training

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 Curry Nights

1st Thursday of the month meet between 8:30pm and 8:45pm at the Jhalak 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.

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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.

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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.

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