The Colin Potter Memorial 10K is an annual tribute to a very popular man, sadly missed by family, friends and work colleagues. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of his passing. Entries are pouring in for this special race, held on Friday 1 July at Derby Rugby Club with a 7.15pm start.
The Colin Potter Memorial 10K is part of the RunDerby series of nine races for individuals and clubs with prizes awarded for the best five scores from all events.
This road race is dedicated to the memory of Colin Potter, a local man who worked at Rolls Royce in Derby and was well-liked by everyone who knew him. He passed away at the age of 40 from an aggressive form of cancer. His friends set up this 10k in 2006 with the joint aims of paying their respect whilst fundraising for cancer and bereavement charities.
Since then more than £25,000 has been raised from donations and race proceeds – a generosity of spirit appreciated by the late Mr Potter’s family who were keen to reciprocate. For every race since its inception, they have donated £50 cash prizes for the winning man and woman as a way of saying ‘thank you’.
The 10k starts and finishes at Haslams, the home of Derby Rugby Club who has supported and hosted the race each year. This is a scenic flattish route apart from a hill at the first kilometre and runners complete a second lap of this circuit before finishing on Haslam’s rugby pitches.
There is an additional bonus with David Denton acting as MC for the race who will congratulate runners as they cross the line. Going under the business name of ‘Running with David’, he organises his own set of races, each with a challenging aspect to them.
Closing date for entries is 29 June 2016.
Image courtesy of colinpotter10k.com.