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.

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Striders Annual Awards Presentation Evening

Saturday 6th January 2018

The Lymm Hotel
Whitbarrow Road
WA13 9AQ

Tickets are selling well so please hurry and confirm your place and menu choices. We start with drinks at 6.30 in the bar area, and dinner will be served at 7:30pm.

Trophies and standards awards will be presented followed by a disco until 12:15am.

The cost per head is £25 and payment can be made by cash, cheque or online transfer to the club (if you need these details please just ask) and can be handed to Carolyn Arber, Jenny McIntyre, Catherine Lyon, Jane Lee, or any committee member. Please note this price includes a £5 subsidy to the ticket price, and the disco is also being provided from Club funds.

Please send your menu choices, along with any dietary requirements as soon as possible, which can be handed to anyone mentioned above, with payment, or emailed to There will also be a drinks voucher on arrival for members and one guest to be used at the bar to buy a drink of your choice.


Please see the menu choices below.


•    Homemade roast plum tomato soup, fresh pesto (GF)
•    Petit darn of poached Shetland salmon, caper berry dressing (GF)
•    Chicken and mushroom terrine, walnut and truffle oil (GF)

Main Course

•    21 day aged Scottish rib eye steak, pearl onion and smoked bacon jus (GF) (cooked to medium unless specified)
•    Baked herb crusted fillet of wild cod, prawn and dill sauce
•    Wild mushroom and truffle risotto, Italian hard cheese (GF)
 (All main courses come with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.)


•    Selection of mini desserts, fruit coulis
•    Selection of cheese, tomato chutney and oatcakes
•    Chocolate ganache tart, mixed berry compote


Events calendar

 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 
 Friday 17-Nov 12:30 Fun Run in aid of BBC Children In Need
 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]
 Day Date TimeEvent Champs



for 7:30pm

Annual Awards Dinner Dance (at Warrington Golf Club)

 Saturday 7-Jan  County Cross Country Championships: Cheshire - Merseyside  xc/mt
 Sunday 14-Jan 10.00am NW Sunday XC League: Town Park Runcorn, host Warrington Road Runners xc/mt
 Sunday 28-Jan 10.00am (TBC) NW Sunday XC League: Walton Hall Park, host Liverpool Running Club.


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.