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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Events calendar

 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Sunday 2-Oct 10am/11am Sandstone Trail A & B races
 Thursday 6-Oct 8:45pm Striders Curry Night 
 Saturday 15-Oct  British Fell Relay Championships (Luss village, Loch Lomond)
 Sunday 16-Oct 11am Green Drive 5 (Lytham St Annes)
 Tuesday 18-Oct 7pm Club track 3k road
 Saturday 22-Oct 10:30am WRC Autumn 5 Miler (Burtonwood)
 Sunday 23-Oct 10am NWSCCL race #1 Clarke Gardens (Liverpool) xc/mt
 Sunday 23-Oct 11am Clwydian Hills fell race
 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Thursday 3-Nov 8:45pm Striders Curry Night  
 Sunday 13-Nov 10am NWSCCL race #2 Beacon Country Park (Skem) xc/mt
 Thursday 17-Nov 7.30pm Striders AGM at Birchwood High School 
 Sunday 20-Nov  10am Preston 10 mile
 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Thursday 1-Dec 8:45pm Striders Curry Night  
 Sunday 4-Dec 10am NWSCCL race #3 Walton Park (Liverpool) xc/mt
 Sunday 4-Dec  10am Stockport 10 Mile  road
 Sunday 18-Dec 10am NWSCCL race #4 Arrowe Park (Wirral)
 Saturday date tbc  8:45am/10:15am Frodsham/Helsby trail run (7 or 14 miles)  [Striders club only]
 Sunday date tbc  9:30am Delamere Forest Santa Run (2 to 7 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 Curry Night

First 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

  • Club Annual General Meeting

    The club Annual General Meeting take place on Thursday 17th November at 7.30pm at Birchwood School. There will be a 5 mile run prior to the meeting starting at 6pm from Birchwood School and a hot pasta meal served at 7pm. The meeting will finish by 9.30pm. All members of Spectrum Striders are welcome and encouraged to attend and contribute.
  • Latest Road Championship standings

    The latest Road Championships standings are now available here. Well done to all Striders who have completed over the past couple of months, the training's clearly paying off. 

  • Striders Curry Night

    At the Indian Tiffin in Culcheth, Thu 6-Oct.  Set meal with choice of main course, £15 per head, bring your own drinks.

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.