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
290 reviews
Jayne Jones
Sunday, November 17th, 2019 at 3:41pm

Very helpful staff and they really know their stuff, my new shoes are very comfortable, I love them.

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Fiona Betts
Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 4:17pm

Desperately in need of road shoes and trail shoes, I fought the floods to get to my local running shop (well not that local, but my shop of choice!). The young lady who helped (I think it was Ella) was knowledgeable and patient, helping me...

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Michael Dallard
Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 3:59am

Bought my new brooks last week, great service very patient while I tried several others pairs and the went back to the first pair. Thanks to Rob and the rest of the team.

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Julia Seaton
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 8:01pm

Wow .. what a great experience ! Was helped by a lovely knowledgable lady ...
I had previously made the mistake of ordering on line ... never again!
My new trainers are brilliant, so comfy they feel like slippers and the...

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Jane Reid
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 6:18pm

Superb service by the very knowledgeable Carolyn who took on board my running issues, likes/dislikes etc and then ‘prescribed’ a short-list of running shoes for me to try. Turns out the ASICS-girl was wearing shoes that were too small, too narrow and completely knackered!! I’m...

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Mark Smith
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 2:41pm

Some people say the high street is dead! Try getting online service like you receive at The Derby Runner, it ain't gonna happen. Rob and the team were awesome as always. Many thanks guys.

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Lizzie Paddock
Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 11:06pm

The best customer service I have ever experienced anywhere. Fabulous shop - great choice with approachable and knowledgeable staff who take the time to find the exact shoe for you. I’ll definitely be back for my next pair. Thank you so much for your advice...

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Kerry Belfield
Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 3:28pm

Superb service today when I had to return some sauconys that were too wide. No quibble and really helpful guy, completely reinforces why we runners use Derby Runner instead of messing about on the internet etc
Can’t recommend Rob and the team highly enough...

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Debbie Cotton
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 1:11pm

I bought some new shoes a couple of weeks ago changing from my usual Mizuno to Saucony, got the full works as usual and went out very happy. (Thanks Rob)
Unfortunately it came apparent over the following 2 weeks I needed a bit...

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Anne Byng
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 7:49pm

Lots of choice
Expert attention
All budget catered for
Why didn’t I find it earlier ??????

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The Derby RunnerWednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 11:04am

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The Derby Runner shared a post.Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 10:24pm

The full results for the first round of the Starlight Trails Relay Series are now available on the website. These include standings in the Best Performing Club competition and individual lap time.

There's still few places available for the second and...

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The Derby RunnerTuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 3:42pm

The all new Brooks Levitate 3 just landed! We will also be hosting a Brooks Day at the shop, this Saturday 23rd November, 10am-4:30pm. This includes a guided 5km run at 10:30. A great chance to test out the Brooks trainers! See our Facebook event...

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The Derby RunnerSaturday, November 16th, 2019 at 4:55pm

Good luck everyone racing tomorrow. Go easy on the pasta 😁👍

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The Derby RunnerFriday, November 15th, 2019 at 7:49pm

This weekend we will have stalls at both the Derby 10 mile and the Heanor 10k Pudding Run. A big well done to the organisers of both races for making these events happen, despite the dreadful weather conditions we've had. See you there 🙌