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
294 reviews
Carl Harrison
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 8:07pm

Friendly professional staff that know their stuff. Went on for my first pair of running shoes and they knew exactly what I needed. Must say these shoes are so comfy and have made a massive improvement. Thanks for you time I will always recommend and...

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Lee Carter
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 3:22pm

excellent personal service , with no concern for time. they take the time to ensure you get the correct shoe , and give you loads of advice at the same time

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Iain Edgar
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 12:07pm

The team at The Derby Runner, led by Rob, are superb.... friendly, knowledgable and happy to spend the time with you ... they really look after their customers... please support this local business as they support all of us!

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Laura Laycock
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 10:13pm

I was in Nottingham for the weekend staying with family and needed some advice on trainers as they were causing me discomfort. The Derby Runnner was recommended to me so I went along on a Saturday afternoon. The service I received from one of the...

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Mandy Hassall
Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 11:08pm

A huge thank you for sorting out my trainers. So impressed with the professionalism and care shown.

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Sinead Chamberlain
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 6:08pm

I visited the shops today rather apprehensive as I was going for my first pair of running shoes. I thought I’d be taking a leap in the deep end having not a clue what I needed. The chap who helped me out was fantastic analysed...

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Jason Wall
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 12:09pm

I have been into the shop today looking for new running shoes.

The help and advice I have been given was fantastic. After explaining the problems I'd had, the young lady was so helpful and knowledgeable, and after trying on several options...

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Janene Penny
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 1:18pm

Awesome service as always at #TheDerbyRunner sorting out a trainer issue and managed to find myself a little new season purchase too as the temperatures drop! Any excuse!! 😊

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John Lobley
Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 4:01pm

Big thanks to Dave who got me sorted with some new runners great service and some additional tips as well
Give them a try guys 👍

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Julie Ann
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 3:21pm

Omg how amazing was the lady ... absolutely fantastic and while I was there meant two lady’s who were so kind too .... to anyone who’s starting there running journey definitely invest in correct trainers 👟 don’t hesitate just do it 🦋🌈🦋

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The Derby Runner is with Ronhill.Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 7:29pm

Ronhill’s newest halfzip running top 😍👌

All you need to know 👇


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The Derby RunnerMonday, November 19th, 2018 at 6:41pm

You don’t know KNOT you’re missing!!!

Carolyn shows us how to tie a ‘Fell Runners Knot’. This knot is a great hack for XC and fell runners, making untying your muddy shoes easy!

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The Derby Runner was live — at Matthew Walker 10km Pudding RunSunday, November 18th, 2018 at 10:01am
Matthew Walker 10km Pudding Run

The start of this year’s Heanor Pud Run 10K!

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The Derby RunnerSunday, November 18th, 2018 at 9:19am

We’re all set up and ready for the runners at this morning’s legendary Heanor Pud Run 10K, hosted by the mighty Heanor RC. Other than being a bit breezy, it’s perfect conditions for the runners.

Elaine and Rob are on duty...

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The Derby RunnerSaturday, November 17th, 2018 at 8:46pm

Tickets for Sam’s raffle are still available in the shop. Each ticket bought gives you the chance to win FREE entry to one of 17 local races! There’s no limit on the number of tickets you can buy, or on how many race entries you...