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Derby Runner League

Formerly known as the BDL, this league is a staple for many of our Club runners. There are 2 leagues: the winter league which runs from October through to the final race which is hosted by North Derbyshire Running Club at Holmebrook Valley Park in February and the summer league which runs April to August.

The races are free to enter, just turn up and run. Runners need to run 4 of the 5 races to have an overall league standing, with the first 7 men and 5 women making up the team standing from each event. The courses are usually around 5 miles (8k) long.

Further information on the 2 leagues can be found below.

  • Chaddesden DRL
  • Northerns 2022
  • Cross Country
  • Cross Country 1

Summer League Races

Events are held on a Tuesday evening. The first event starting at 7:15pm (due to daylight) with the rest starting at 7:30pm. 

Month Location Course Location
April Teversal Cricket Club 7.5km. Mostly flat trail  
May Cromford Mill 9km. Out and back on the high peak trail with approx 1km hill  
June Denby Pottery 7.9km undulating trail/road  
July Carsington Water 7.6km. Undulating trail  
August Shipley Country Park 8.3km. Undulating trail/road  

Winter League Races

Races take place on a Sunday morning starting at 11:00am. The only exception being the November event which starts at 11:05am to observe a minutes silence. 

Month Location Course Location
October Shipley Country Park 8.1km. Grass/trail Shipley Park Visitors Centre DE75 7GX
November Chaddesden 7.3km. Mud, grass, water crossing Chaddesden Park, Derby DE21 6LA 
December Ilkeston   Pewit Golf Club DE7 5GH
January Bramcote Hill 6.7km. Grass, muddy incline Bramcote Country Park NG9 3JT. Park on Moor Lane
February Holmebrook Valley Park 8.5km. Undulating mud and trail Holmebrook Valley Park, Newbold, Chesterfield S41 8XP