Welcome to The Derby Runner

The Specialist Running Shop By Runners, For Runners.

Are you frustrated by high street ‘sports’ stores offering poor advice and unsuitable products? The Derby Runner is a specialist running store, catering for all levels of running, ranging from jogging for fitness to serious marathon running and from track and field athletics to fell running.

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4.9 ★
4.9 of 5 stars
212 reviews
Laura Em
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 1:55pm

After a disastrous start to my running career (poorly fitting running trainers from a high street shop) I went to Derby Runner in the summer of 2016. There I was helped by Carolyn who looked at my shoes, my feet and the way I ran....

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Jaclyn Simmons
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 11:55am

Great shop! The lady serving me was very helpful and new exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be going back for my next pair

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Martin Newman
Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 8:40pm

Great shop. I wish I'd had a gait analysis years ago. This will be my shop of choice from now on for my running gear.

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Nicholson S David
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 1:42pm

Absolutely fantastic little shop. The lady dealing with me couldn’t do enough to help me. Thanks for the help.

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Steve McDonald
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 1:29pm

For over a year on several occasions I’ve tried running but always quickly gave up because of persistent knee pain whenever I ran. I decided this year the pair of running shoes I bought at the very beginning (from a large sports chain with little...

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Lucy Dawson
Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 1:38pm

First visit and first ever gait analysis today. Tried on a dozen pairs of shoes and came out with new brooks adrenaline gts. Very patient, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Thanks so much we’ll see you again in six months!

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Jane Travis
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 9:56pm

Just tried a new shock absorber sports bra from the Derby Runner team who found it for me after months of trying a size to fit my shape (I’m broad but not “big” so a large doesn’t work - ladies will understand this part of...

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Mairi Fletcher Smith
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 9:24am

It was my first time visiting The Derby Runner yesterday and to say I am impressed is an understatement. I’ve been suffering with pain in my right foot and ankle for some time now but foolishly didn’t really believe it could be connected to my...

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Claire Butler
Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 12:59pm

The service, knowledge & expertise was exemplary. I can’t wait to run in my new trainers tomorrow!

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Anthony England
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 9:05pm

Only just getting into running and the staff were brilliant. Took time getting me the right shoe and gave me lots of options. So patient (I am fussy) and knowledgable about what I needed. Bought a pair of ASICS and made such a big difference...

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The Derby Runner
The Derby RunnerFriday, June 22nd, 2018 at 7:39pm

SOLSTICE RUN!

This evening our #derbyrunnerstall is at Beacon Hill Park, Leicestershire, for this year’s midsummer Solstice Run, hosted by Jack Rabbits Events.

It’s absolutely beautiful conditions for such an event. The heat of the...

The Derby Runner
The Derby Runner posted 2 photos.Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 5:02pm

A SELFIE WITH THE KING OF THE FELLS!
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As it’s #nationalselfieday and #throwbackthursday; Here is Carolyn capturing a very special selfie with a true living legend; Joss Naylor.
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The Derby Runner
The Derby Runner posted 6 photos.Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:12pm

The Brand New Brooks Glycerin 16. The ultimate luxury running shoe?
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Balanced, Soft Cushioning
Brooks brand-new DNA LOFT cushioning is engineered to provide a luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability.
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The Derby Runner
The Derby RunnerSunday, June 17th, 2018 at 10:15am

A very happy Fathers Day to all the Dads who run, the Dads who support runners and the Dads that do both!

This image shows Seb Coe on the way to breaking the 1500m world record in Zurich, 1979; Shouted on...

The Derby Runner
The Derby RunnerSaturday, June 16th, 2018 at 5:16pm

About last night......
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