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!

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New for 2018 - make your Parkrun count


We've introduced a new championship category, based around Parkruns.

Once a month, the Parkruns in and around Warrington will play host to the Spectrum Striders Parkrun Championship.

All club members are eligible to take part. If you regularly take part in Parkrun, then you're in with a chance of winning. We've structured the new championship to reward less-seasoned runners, so you have just as much chance of winning as an elite runner.

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Events calendar

1st Feb
8:30 pm Social night at the Peacock  
Thursday8th Feb8:45 pm Striders Curry Night  
Saturday24th Feb2.20 pm and
3:00 pm
English CC Championship Donington Park Leicestershire
10k/8k/12k Junior/men/ladies/seniors
Sunday25th Feb10.00amNW Sunday XC League: Birchwood Forest Park (Spectrum Striders event)
Thursday1st March
8:30 pmSocial Night at the Peacock
Thursday9th March8:45 pmStriders Curry Night 
Sunday4th March11:00 amHigh Legh 10kRoad
Sunday4th March
11:00 am
Cloud Nine, CongletonFell
Sunday4th March9.30 amTrafford 10kRoad
Sunday10th March
9:30 amCheshire 10k Road
Sunday18th March10.30 amWilmslow Half MarathonRoad
Sunday 18th March11:00 am
Sweatshop 10 Miler BlackpoolRoad
24th March
Warrington 5 Mile Trail Race (WRC Spring Race)XC/MT
25th March
09:00 am
Liverpool Half Marathon
Saturday31st March
15:00 pm
Rivington PikeFell
 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
Sunday21st April
11:30 am
Anniversary WaltzFell
29th April9:00 am
Chester Half Marathon


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.