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...

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!

Our Spring Training Initiative starts 3rd April 2018 - click here for full details.

 Spring Training Initiative

North Cheshire Grand Prix 5k Race Series - entries now open

Entries are now open for the five races in the North Cheshire Grand Prix 5k race series.
Details and entry forms are available here

 North Cheshire GP 5k Race series

Events calendar

 Day Date Time Event
1st April
9:30 amHale Village 5 miles
5th April
8:30 pm
Social night at the Peacock  
11th April
7:00 pm
Chester Spring
Thursday12th April
8:45 pm
Striders Curry Night
Sunday15th April11:00Whitley 10kRoad
19th April
7:15 pm
Mid Cheshire 5k - RACE FULLRoad
Sunday21st April
11:30 am
Anniversary WaltzFell
Friday27th April19:15
Mid-Cheshire 5k
29th April9:00 am
Chester Half Marathon

 Day Date Time Event Champs
 1-May 8:30 pm
 Striders Social Night 
 Tuesday 8-May 7:30 pm
 Walton Park 5 Miles
 Thursday 10-May 8:45pm Striders Curry Night  
 Friday 18-May
 7:15 pm
 Christleton 5k
 Thursday 24-May 7:15pm Dunham Massey 5k #1 
 Thursday  31-May 7:30pm Birchwood Brook 5k



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.