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The 7th Derby 10 Mile race, sponsored by Available Car, takes place on Sunday 19th November 2023 at 10am. The route is flat and fast, providing the potential for a personal best.
Race under UK Athletics Rules – UKA Licence number 2023-44712.
Running numbers must be worn for the race and pinned to the front of your running top. It is also a race requirement that you write on the back of your running number your name, address, emergency contact details and any medical conditions. If you have recorded any medical conditions, please mark the front of your running number with a red ‘X’.
Running numbers are non-refundable and non-deferrable. Any athlete found to be running with any number other than that issued to them will be disqualified and reported to UK Athletics.
In accordance with UK Athletics Rules, no one under the age of 17 years on race day will be permitted to participate in the 10 mile race.
Chip Timing (attached to your Race Number)
The race will be using a chip timing system to ensure the runners’ results are as accurate as possible. UK Athletics races are competitive events and Available Car Derby 10 Mile results, prizes and course records are awarded according to the ‘Gun Time’. When runners cross the start line ‘chip mat’, the timing chip begins to record the time and forms individual runners’ ‘Chip Time’. This is for personal interest and generally what runners base their personal best times on. Both of these times will be published on the official race results page of the website shortly after the race.
The timing chip will be attached to your Race Number – please do not bend or remove it otherwise you will not receive a result. Race Numbers and the attached timing chip do not need to be returned.
Getting to Derby Arena
The Available Car Derby 10 Mile race takes place at Derby Arena, DE24 8JB, which is located in Derby not far from the M1 motorway and easily accessible from the A52, A50, M42 and A38. Please follow event signs and marshals, not your Sat Nav.
Event Car Parks
Recommended arrival times for entering the event car parks will be provided in due course. Parking spaces are on a first come, first served basis and it is advised that you aim for the Pride Park & Ride car park accessible from Island 2. Car sharing is recommended. Should you wish to cycle to Derby Arena, you will be able to lock your bike outside the Arena (subject to availability). We recommend that you aim to arrive 90 minutes before the start of the race (8.30am). Derby Arena’s car park will be closed between 9.30am (or earlier if full) to 10.15am.
Please follow the marshals’ instructions at all times when entering and exiting the car parks. Please be patient at peak times.
A car park map can be viewed here.
There will be plenty of toilets available. All runners and spectators will be directed to use these on race day.
Runners are politely asked not urinate in any other location around Derby Arena or public locations along the race route.
Further details about the start plans will appear here in due course.
There are two water stations on the course, please refer to the course map here. Please bring your own additional hydration and nutrition to the event. Carrying bottles around the course in bottle belts and hydration backpacks is permitted. There will be provisions in place for emergency water on the course only. Please do not rely on this.
The Annabel’s Angels charity team will be based at the drinks station on the route, be sure to give them a wave!
We are grateful to Northern Pacing Volunteers for providing 6 pacing categories in this year’s race. The pacers will be running the following times: 1hr10, 1hr20, 1hr30, 1hr40, 1hr50 and 2hrs.
After crossing the finish line, runners will be directed into the Race Village to collect water, a finishers medal, and a technical finishers event t-shirt. Please show your race number when collecting your t-shirt. Whilst we have ordered t-shirts in requested sizes we cannot guarantee your preferred size.
Race Photography & Results
Photos will be taken during the event and will be on the Available Car Derby 10 Mile website following the event. The results will be compiled by FR Systems and these are expected to be online shortly after the race.
From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of headphones in road races was introduced into the UKA Rules of Competition: “The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.” As the Derby 10 Mile is a UKA licensed event, the above rule applies. However, since the publication of this new rule, a further supplementary rule in September 2016 states that headphones that work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit in the ears are acceptable. Runners must be alert at all times to directions given by marshals in the case of an emergency situation.
Runners wishing to wear bone conduction headphones on race day must complete this form.