Spectrum Striders

Next run: Tuesday 21 July 2020

About our group


About our Club

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.

Thinking of joining?

Thank you for taking the first step and thinking of joining a running club.

Whatever your goals are…………

  • General fitness
  • Losing weight
  • Training for a specific distance or race
  • Get structured training
  • Running with like minded people
  • Feeling safer running in larger groups
  • Making friends and expanding your horizons
  • Trying something new

…………we are sure we can meet your expectations!


Contact Group

Contact details

Allan Bird - Group Leader


Meet our Team

Our locations


Victoria Park Warrington

Birchwood Community High school

For our regular club training runs, we meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday year round.

Tuesday at 18:45 ready to run from 19:00 to 20:00