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

DayDateTimeEventChamps
Sun
3-Mar
11:00
Cloud Nine CW12 1DT
Fell
Sun
3-Mar
11:00
High Legh 10k
Road
 Sat 9-Mar 09:00parkrun Champs - Stretford
parkrun
Sun
10-Mar
09:00
Liverpool Half Marathon
Road
Sun
10-Mar
09:30
Trafford 10kRoad
Fri15-Mar12:30Red Nose Day 5k Fun Run
 
Sun17-Mar Social Run from Lymm 
Sat
23-Mar
09:30
Cheshire 10k
Road
 Sun24-Mar10:30
Wilmslow Half Marathon
Road
Sun
24-Mar Social Run from Portland Basin A-U-L 
Sat
30-Mar
10:30
WRC 5 mile trail race (Spring race)
xc/mt
 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
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
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
     
     
     

Championship parkrun Saturday 9th March - Stretford

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Terry COLES, John DOOLEY, Nigel FULLER, Alec HENDERSON, Caitlin HENDERSON and Julian SPENCER all of whom achieved PB's, and especially to Alec who came 1st in the rankings today. Caitlin is still top of the champs leaderboard but watch out - Alec is catching you up!

Details of the championship are HERE, where a link to the results, dates and venues can be found at the right hand side of the page.


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

MESSAGE FROM KATE JOHNSON

Cheshire Ring Relay deadline approaching….

Many thanks to the 45 Spectrum runners who have signed up so far for our 2019 Cheshire Ring Relay event on Sat 13th and Sunday 14th July. We are hoping to have a great time out in the Cheshire countryside followed by some R&R in the Spread Eagle in Lymm on Sunday evening.

To all those who have signed up – we will be in touch soon to find out a few details from you so we can then put together the running teams. Watch your Inboxes in March ….

For those who haven’t signed up yet – if you’re a possible or a maybe, better to put your name down now and confirm nearer the time. Please EMAIL ME by March 4th at the latest. 

Some other dates for your diary - recce runs on different sections of the route.

Sunday March 24th – Suitable for all abilities & speeds (mustering) - a club Social Run starting & finishing in Lymm Car park, WA13 0QW (yes it’s free on Sundays) along Bridgewater canal towpath and maybe the Trans Pennine Trail too. Approx 10K. Afterwards meet at the Springbrook pub at the crossroads of A56/A50 (WA4 2WA) for a well deserved brunch. The Springbrook is a 5 minute’s drive from Lymm.


Best wishes
Kate

Further details can be found HERE


Forest Park Ladies 5k -Wednesday 3rd July 2019

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


Red Nose Day 5km FUN RUN for Comic Relief 2019 - Friday 15th March 2019 12:30

Do your bit for Comic relief - wear a red nose and get a red face to match!

Results 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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