Striders Running ClubDesford Striders Running Club

Founded in 1991 in Leicestershire, Desford Striders is a small, friendly, running club that welcomes runners of any ability.

With around 245 members we are always sociable, and competitive for those who want to be. New members are always very welcome. Club night is Thursday 6.45pm – all abilities welcome. Smaller groups also meet at various other times, including Tuesday 6.45pm for speed sessions, cross country etc.


For memberships:- Contact Graham on: 01455 841901.

Or for general enquiries:- Contact Steve on: 01455 828 416 or Paddy on 01455 823315



The Desford Flyers Junior Athletics Club runs on Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm. March-September on the Field next to Desford Primary School and September-March at Bosworth College in the gym near to the Drama Studio.

We aim to encourage children of all abilities to take part in every aspect of athletics including running, jumping and throwing in a fun, informal format. Our sessions are aimed at age 8-12 but we do take children from age 5, younger siblings and those who can follow instruction. Please come along and try 2 sessions for free. Membership is then £20 for a year with discount for siblings and £1 per weekly session. There is no commitment to attend every week. We do enter into competitions but there is no pressure for children to take part, we aim for everyone to have fun and enjoy being active.

Contact or through the Desford Striders Running Club. Head Coaches: Cheryl Wright and Guy Dayman. Assistant Coaches: Emily Newton, Gareth Chivers and Connor Allen.



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