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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Delamere Forest Santa Run

Santa Run
 Sunday, 17th December 2017, 9:30 am

It's almost Christmas, which means it's almost time for our traditional Delamere Forest Santa Run! Several routes are available from 1.5 to 7 miles, on marked paths through Delamere Forest.

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Events calendar

 Day Date Time Event Champs
 Sunday  3rd Dec 10.00am Stockport 10 Mile road
 Thursday 7th Dec 8:30ish Striders Social Night at the Peacock  
 Sunday 10th Dec 10:00am NW Sunday XC League: Arrowe Park, host Pensby Runners xc/mt
 Sunday 17th Dec 9:30am Delamere Forest Santa Run (2 to 7 miles)  [Striders club only] 
 Thursday  21st Dec 8:45pm Striders Curry Night
 Saturday date tbc  8:45am/10:15am Frodsham/Helsby trail run (7 or 14 miles)  [Striders club only]
6th Jan6:30pm (for 7:30pm)Annual Awards Dinner Dance at the Lymm Hotel 
Thursday18th Jan
8:45pm Striders Curry Night
21st Jan
10:30amFour Villages Half Marathon (Helsby) Road
28th Jan
11:00amSt Anne's 10 MilerRoad


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

  • Birchwood 10k

    Birchwood 10k entries now open

    Sunday 19th August 2018

    Entries for the Birchwood 10k 2018 are now open.



  • Striders Awards 2018

    Striders Awards Evening 2018

    Tickets are on sale for the Striders Awards Evening, Saturday 6th January 2018, at the Lymm Hotel



  • Beginners Training Initiative

    Never run before? We're offering free advice and coaching from Thursday 11th January for beginners -  aimed at getting you from your couch to running a 5k.




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.