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Whatever your goals are…………
…………we are sure we can meet your expectations!
Spectrum Striders Running Club began as a new club in 1983. We were formed by a group of enthusiastic runners living and working in Birchwood, in the north-east of Warrington in Cheshire. Our original base was at the Spectrum Arena sports and leisure complex (now headquarters of "Betfred") which also gave the Club its name. When we moved to our present base at Birchwood Community High School in 1987, we kept our original name.
Spectrum Striders RC is affiliated to England Athletics, the governing body which develops grass-roots athletics in England.
We now have over 200 members with a wide range of running abilities, from newcomers to county standard athletes. The Club objectives are to promote running for everyone and the emphasis at the Club is on enjoyment as well as competition. Our running affiliations include road, cross country, fell running and multi-terrain.
We welcome new members of all abilities in any of the disciplines. We have a large number of qualified coaches who manage the training and we have a coaching structure that allows all members to run with a group of people of similar ability and aims as them.
While many of our members enjoy regularly competing in races, others prefer to run for leisure & general fitness and for the social aspects of running in a group. All are welcome.
As an EA affiliated Club, each year we get a number (usually 3) of guaranteed London Marathon places which are allocated via a Club ballot in October.
The Committee Report prepared for the AGM gives a good idea of the range of club activities. Click here to download the report (in PDF format).
When you join the Club, you will receive a copy of the Club Constitution. You have a right at any time to challenge the Constitution. Any proposed changes are discussed and voted on at the AGM.
To view the Constitution (PDF format), click here.
It was last updated in December 2009 to reflect the creation of the new role of "Club President".
Andy Garnett (Club President), Steve Pickford (Club Secretary) & Julian Spencer (Club Chairman) receiving the runner up award for "2011 England Athletics NW Development Club Of The Year" at the Reebok Stadium in Horwich on 10-Oct-2011.
Julian Spencer (Club Chairman) & Andy Garnett (Club President) receiving the "2009 England Athletics NW Senior Club Of The Year" award at the Striders AGM on 3-Dec-2009.
2015 - Julian Spencer
2014 - Janet & David Redpath
2013 - Linda & John Owen
2012 - Andrea Millington
2011 - Les Hewitt