About us

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Founded in 1992 by Gillian and Dennis Macfarlane, Up & Running remains a family business with Gill and Dennis firmly at the helm of operations. The business started from a love of running, with the aim to serve the local running communities with the latest products and the best customer service possible. This ethos still stands and applies equally to the online arm of the business.

As a running specialist, selling men’s and women’s running shoes, junior running shoes, technical running clothing and running accessories, as well as the most popular running electronics, all the products are selected by runners for runners. The same products are available to buy online with our friendly online team available to help when needed.

We are proud of our success at the National Running Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020, getting on the podium in all three categories: Best Customer Service, Best National Retailer and Best Online Retailer, with gold awards for Customer Service and Best National Retailer.

As an independent business we are always driven to be the best and provide exceptional service to all our customers and our running communities, whether that is selling running shoes online, giving advice or explaining the latest technology in store.

We have been fortunate to be able to engage with many of our customers through our presence at The National Running Show as the show’s premium retail partner since its inception in 2018.

Our running heritage is firmly at the heart of our business and our reputation within the running industry continues to grow and evolve.


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