In Your Area - Derbyshire

We are compiling a list of running groups, clubs, stores and facilities in Derbyshire. If you would like to add information to our listing please get in touch with us.

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Never a truer word spoken, than by Shakespeare, about this diverse county with its perfect blend of town and country, rich in cultural, historical and sporting activities. Bordered by neighbouring Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, Derbyshire’s main attraction is the magnificent Peak District National Park, popular with runners, cyclists and walkers.

This and other attractions make Derbyshire the ideal location for running with a whole host of projects and events, designed to encourage the population to lace up its trainers and hit the roads, trails or fells. There is a healthy mix of established clubs (read about Derwent Runners in our Club Profile section, and read our Group Focus on Eastwood Park Jog Group) with something to offer everyone, from the first-timer to the experienced athlete. Young and old, male and female, fit and not so fit, this county has it all and what’s more, it is accessible.

The running bounty includes the Peak District, riverside and walkways with a special mention for the public parks that are used on a regular basis by running clubs and groups as well as the local population; all enjoying the benefits of fresh air and exercise in sociable surroundings. Long Eaton, Markeaton, Glossop and Rosliston are part of the parkrun family with free, 5k runs for adults and juniors every Saturday morning.  These parks along with Darley are equally popular with the Race for Life 5K series.

Our tour of Derbyshire would not be complete without a mention of fell running as the county is home to some of the leading clubs in this version of our sport. Buxton AC, Goyt Valley Striders, Glossopdale Harriers, Dark Peak Fell Runners and Hope Valley Hurricanes are fine examples.

For those new to the sport there is a scheme designed for that very purpose. The Jog Derbyshire project, organised by Derbyshire Sport is a countywide initiative to increase participation in sport and physical activity. It has established a large number of community-based jogging groups where people can learn to run in a safe and friendly environment. There are options to walk as well as jog and many groups have beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions with ‘bring your buggy’ groups for busy mums (and dads!).

Our tour heads south towards Derby, the home of Derby County FC aka ‘The Rams’ and a switch of surface, from fell to road. RunDerby plays a major role with its competitive series of nine events, held by running clubs affiliated to this organisation. Specialist retailer The Derby Runner provides support to them and to major events Derby 10K and the Derby Ramathon, a popular half marathon that attracts runners from within the county and further afield.  

Our whirlwind tour of Derbyshire shows a healthy running scene that is thriving and inclusive. The jog groups are a great way for newcomers to access the sport with athletics clubs for the seasoned competitor.

 

Clubs

The best way to improve your running - join one of the region's active running clubs.

Groups

A friendly way to run with other people.

Services

Where can you find local physiotherapy, sports massage & other services for runners.
 

Running Retailers

Specialist running retailers

 

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