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
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Events calendar

 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Thursday 7-Sep 8:45pm Striders Curry Night at the Tiffin
 
Thursday
 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
 Thursday
 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]
 

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 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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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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