Welcome to Castle Striders (a Walk and Jog Derbyshire Group)

Next run: Tuesday 23 April 2024

About our group

Hello everyone and welcome to the group. I am the run leader for castle Striders. 2015 saw the birth of my youngest son Sebastian and a few months after that the dawning realisation (and a gentle reminder from a significant other)that a sedentary and overweight “Dave” was going to have to keep up with him as he got older.

I started taking my bike out for 3 miles at a time and then my wife started park run on the next New Year’s Day and I said “you won’t get me running”. April that year I ran my first Parkrun and now have completed more than 150 events along with many others. Several years on and running is now firmly a part of mine and my families life and is my favourite pastime and form of transport 😍.

I am 3 stone lighter and feel so much fitter and healthier. My aim is to show others how walking,  jogging and running can be enjoyable and let them see and feel the benefits of getting active as I have done 😍.

Contact Group

Meet our Team

Our locations


Bainbridge Hall

Hillstown Playing Field

Castle Leisure Park Car Park

Poolsbrook East Car Park

Rowthorne Trail Car Park

Pete Fidler Car Park

Bolsover Morrisons - Grass area outside main entrance

Clowne Greenway Car Park

Main Car Park Poolsbrook

Grassmoor Country Park

Tangent Hub, Shirebrook

Hardwick Hall Car Park

Studio 44 - Markham Vale

Outside the White Swan, Pleasley

Timber Lane Five Pits Car Park

Pleasley Pit Car Park

Young Vanish, Glapwell

Elm Tree Inn, Elmton

Cuckney Hay Woods

Scarcliffe Elm Tree Inn

Doe Lea Miners Welfare (The Stute)