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

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

We were formed in 1983 and meet at our base at Birchwood Community High School.  We are a friendly running club which caters for all abilities from 14 years old and above.

How to join
For more information about the Club, including how to join:
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Spectrum Striders RC races 2017 - entries for the Birchwood 10k & Ladies 5k are open!  You can now enter all races online.

Forest Park Ladies 5k race info
Birchwood Brook 5k race info
Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k race info
North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series info
Sun 20-Aug-2017
at 10:00am
    Sat 17-Jun-2017
at 4pm
  In May & June 2017
      5k Grand Prix
series info


 2017 Ladies 5k Results
 2017 Brook 5k Results
  2017 HG5k Results  
2017 5k series Results

Warrington Road Race Grand Prix - New for 2017. For more info, click here

Organised jointly by 5 Warrington running clubs

Sat 25-Mar-2017 10:30am  
Sat 17-Jun-2017 4pm
Thu 29-Jun-2017
  Sun 9-Jul-2017  Sun 27-Aug-2017
WRC 5 miler  
Hollins Green 5k
Warrington 10k
Lymm Festival Trail 10k
  Olympians 8 mile

 Organised by
Warrington Running Club



Organised by
Spectrum Striders Running Club



 Organised by
Warrington Road Runners



 Organised by
Lymm Runners



 Organised by
Warrington Athletic Club



Events calendar

 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Thursday 7-Sep 8:45pm Striders Curry Night at the Tiffin
 7-Sep 8:30ish Striders Social Night at The Peacock
 Saturday 9-Sep    4 Counties Road Relays (Blackpool, Lancashire) TEAM EVENT road
 Thursday  14-Sep  7.00pm Club Road Mile road
 Saturday  16 or 23-Sep  Northern 6/4 Road Relays )TEAM EVENT so NOT in championship) road
 Saturday 16-Sep 11.00am King John's Castle, nr Mold (Inter Club Grand Prix No. 3) fell
 Sunday 17-Sep 9am English Half Marathon (Warrington) road
 Sunday 17-Sep 9am EHM 10k (Warrington) road
 Tuesday 26-Sep  7.00pm Club Track Mile road
 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Sunday 1-Oct 10.00am Sandstone Trail A race 17.1 miles xc/mt
 Sunday 1-Oct 11.00am Sandstone Trail B race 10.6 miles xc/mt
 Sunday 1-Oct 9:00am Cross Country Training at Birchwood Forest Park
 Thursday 6-Oct 8:30ish Striders Social Night at the Peacock
 Sunday 8-Oct 9:00am Cross Country Training at Birchwood Forest Park 
 Sunday 15-Oct
 9:00am Cross Country Training at Birchwood Forest Park 
 Sunday 15-Oct  British Fell Relays, Llanberis fell
 Sunday 15-Oct 10.00am Farndon 10k road
Thursda  19-Oct 8:45pm Striders Curry Night at the Tiffin
 Sunday  22-Oct 10.00am Green Drive Five (Lytham St Anne's) road Close
 Sunday 22-Oct
 9:00am Cross Country Training at Birchwood Forest Park 
 Sunday 29-Oct 10.00am NW Sunday XC League: Clarkes Gardens, host Penny Lane Striders xc/mt
 Sunday 29-Oct tbc St Helens Striders Trail Race xc/mt
 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Thursday 2-Nov 8:30ish Striders Social Night at the Peacock
 Sunday 12-Nov 10:00am NW Sunday XC League: Beacon Park, host Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers xc/mt
 16-Nov 7:30pm Striders AGM at Birchwood High School 
 Sunday 19-Nov 10:00am Preston 10 Mile road
 Saturday 25-Nov 9:00am Pennington Parkrun - Andy Gaskell's 50th run and 50th birthday - CAKE will be offered!
 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Sunday  3-Dec 10.00am Stockport 10 Mile road
 Thursday 7-Dec 8:30ish Striders Social Night at the Peacock  
 Sunday 10-Dec TBC NW Sunday XC League: Arrowe Park, host Pensby Runners xc/mt
 Sunday 17-Dec 9:30am Delamere Forest Santa Run (2 to 7 miles)  [Striders club only] 
 Thursday  21-Dec 8:45pm Striders Curry Night
 Saturday date tbc  8:45am/10:15am Frodsham/Helsby trail run (7 or 14 miles)  [Striders club only]


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.
3rd 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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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.