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January 2003
Running wild!
Runners galore!
As we look forward to the Derby 10k and Family Fun Run, we're after your photos and memories of previous running events in Derby and Derbyshire.

Have you got some stashed away?
Run The World 1986: were you in it?
You might not be planning to run the 10k or Family Fun Run this year - but maybe you've taken part in previous running events in Derby and Derbyshire.

If so, we'd love you to share your memories and photos with us... so read on and find out how you can help us flashback to marathons of old.
blue arrowThe 10k and Family Fun Run 2004

• Ramathons of the past
Are you a Ramathon veteran?
Then maybe you have pictures of yourself jogging around the streets of Derby.

Here's a photo we've had stuffed away in our drawers for a while!

It shows the Ramathon in Derby in 1984! Were you in it?

Do you remember it?
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Ramathon 1984
  • Ramathon 1984: were you in it?

• Run The World
In 1986, everybody wanted to Run The World - and thousands of people in Derbyshire did just that.

The main event started at the Racecourse Ground near the city centre.

Are you featured in this picture?
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The fellowship group on an outing in Derbyshire
  • Run The World: Did you?

Our photo of the start shows a young boy being carried aloft as thousands crossed the line.

Who was he? Are you in the shot too?

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The fellowship group on an outing in Derbyshire
  • Who's that boy?

And some BBC Radio Derby presenters got down to some serious training (well, some of them).

Who were they?

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The fellowship group on an outing in Derbyshire
  • Who are they?

Maybe you don't have any photos - but lots of memories.

Either way, we want to hear from you!

If you have some photos you'd like to share with us why not take them along to the BBC Bus? Our team there will get them through to Flashback.

Or, if you can't visit the bus, e-mail them to, not forgetting to tell us a bit about them.

Share your Ramathon and running memories with us here:

i ran in the 84 ramathon it was my first marathon, and i gained a time of 4 hours 2 mins,i also got a certificate for being the 36th under 21 across the line it was a day i shall never forget,this year (2005) i am running in the New York Marathon to celebrate being 40.
ian sharp/alvaston

Dave, your right about how good the Ramathons were but unfortunately I don't see them returning. There is not enough will to support an event as big any more.However we should give a great vote of thanks to Sporting Futures who have given us the City Centre 10k with support from the Derbyshire Building Society. I would ask everyone to get behind them and get your entries in early to avoid disappointment.Perhaps we will see Nancy and Ronald again. Over to you Dave.
GMP Mickleover

the derby ramathons of the 80s were brill!i ran most of them in fancy dress,only to take my mind off the year i ran as nancy reagon with mr.reagon on my back(it was a dummy)it was hard going but the great derby crowd got you through.come on derby lets have another ramathon.cheers dave yeomans
dave yeomans mickleover

My special memory of the Run The World in 1986 was as a Shelton Strider. One of our clubs organisers Ray Hitchcock and his wife Jo arranged for our club and others from this area, to run in groups in relay from the NEC to the Derby Racecourse to finish there to coincide with the massed start of the Run The World. Many of us ran far more miles than we had ever ran before egged on by the very special occasion. We ran initially as far as Allenton where we joined by hundreds of other runners to do the last stretch to the Raecourse where we were met by thousands of other people waiting to do their bit for charity. Ray and Jo worked very hard with organising a coach for us all to travel on, contacting the police in each area we passed through, sorting out who should run each leg to make sure that the takeovers went smoothly as well as fitting a speaker on top of his car to warn people of our arrival by playing over and over again, Everybody Wants To Rule the World. A very special day that I don't ever see being repeated again, where almost the whole nation,/ world turned out to run.
As an aside the Shelton Striders celebrate 20 years in existance this year with a number of things being organised , a 20 km run, a 20 hour relay, a re-union night with past and present members a 20 km run, walk cycle etc etc.


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