In short: Never Again! In full: I won't be doing this one again. It's mainly through an industrial estate, on badly maintained roads, then it twists & turns through the city centre, up & down pavements and over pot holed roads. Then it finishes in Pride Park stadium, which sounds good, but unfortunately there are right angled turns to slow you down further. It must add at least a minute to times. Possibly a good one for fun runners but not if you're after a decent time. Also the entry fee is very high, with a serious lack of goodies afterwards, the obligatory t-shirt, a bottle of water & a banana! Surely a big city race finishing in a Premiership football stadium could attract some sponsers to give away decent freebies. Date of review: April 20, 2008
In short: One of the best 10Ks around In full: A great race but thought the course was a bit more hilly than in previous years. My Sports Tracker measured the race to be 10.25KM. Date of review: April 20, 2008
In short: A great finish for an enjoyable race. In full: As already mentioned, there were a few minor gripes over the km markers, water station and the start but overall it was a well organised race. The marshalls were very supportive and it was great running into Pride Park at the finish (even though I detest DCFC!). Also, I really liked the t-shirts which were of good quality. Date of review: May 22, 2007
In short: Great run, but watering hole a let-down! In full: 2nd time doing the Derby 10k, and enjoyed it thoroughly! Was disappointed in the water facilities - a small plastic cup with a couple of mouthfuls, which consuming whilst running is hard - would have preferred a bottle. Didn't see many KM markers, but that wasn't really an issue for me. Would definitely recommend. Date of review: May 3, 2007
In short: Great 2nd 10k In full: This was the second 10k I've done and god was it an improvement. Great route, nice and flat but not boring. Great organisation except I must say up to about 5 k I didn't see hardly any markers and I'm sure the 5k one wasn't right as 6 only seemed round the corner? Running into pride park was great as a rams fan and my family there and had loads of energy left so bombed it to the finish line still feeling quite fresh. T-shirt nice and I got a free massage at the end. Will def be doing this next year! Date of review: May 1, 2007
In short: Great race - good for PBs - well organised In full: Well organised (apart from long queue to get in car park). Lots of support and excellent marshalls. Did a PB too by nearly 3 mins so well chuffed !