The Great Northern Running event, is set in Mickleover, Derby with the race HQ at Mickleover Sports Club on Station Road. It’s a UKA licensed events which takes runners around the surrounding country lanes and returns on the beautiful, former Great Northern Railway line (now disused of course).
You can enter the 10K or half marathon which is open to anybody over the age of 15 or the 2K family fun run which is open to everyone – young or old – and is on a traffic free course.
The 10K run will start on Spinneybrook Way opposite the Great Northern pub; the first half of the run is on quiet country roads and will return on the Great Northern railway line, finishing just before the old station house.
The half marathon will start and finish on the railway line; this will be a two lap course with the first half of the lap on country lanes and the second half on the railway line. There will be a feed/drink stations at 5km, 10km, 15k and finish line
The 2k fun run is an out and back run along the railway line and is traffic free throughout.
From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced by UKA.
“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. This restriction does not apply to races held on dual carriageways provided that there are clear, structured separations between the separate carriageways. “
For the GNR 10k and 21k 2017 the wearing of headphones is not permitted and anyone found to be wearing them will be disqualified from the race. We have taken this decision as the race is run on country lanes which are open to other vehicles and is purely a health and safety decision based on the rule outlined above.