Up & Running 30th Anniversary

UR30 - 30 Years of Running

Our drive has always been the same, we combine award-winning customer service, top products from our respected brands and the latest gait analysis technology to create an unrivalled shopping experience.

Since "92

We have come a long way, since our founder Gillian MacFarlane opened the doors on the 13th June 1992. We began with one clear goal;

To provide the local running community with the latest running products and the best customer service.

Three decades later, this remains our core value, providing our local running communities with nothing but the best. Growing from 2 to over 200 staff members and from the original shop in Harrogate, brimming with Yorkshire heritage to 28 stores across the UK. We've been through the jogging boom of the 90's and even to the carbon-plated 'super shoes' of today, we have seen it all since "92.

Since "92

We have come a long way, since our founder Gillian MacFarlane opened the doors on the 13th June 1992. We began with one clear goal;

To provide the local running community with the latest running products and the best customer service.

Three decades later, this remains our core value, providing our local running communities with nothing but the best. Growing from 2 to over 200 staff members and from the original shop in Harrogate, brimming with Yorkshire heritage to 28 stores across the UK. We've been through the jogging boom of the 90's and even to the carbon-plated 'super shoes' of today, we have seen it all since "92.

Number One Retailer

We are incredibly proud of our success at the National Running Awards from 2018, through to the most recent 2020 awards. We've topped the podium and placed in the top three in all three retailer categories: Best Customer Service, Best National Retailer and Best Online Retailer.

Being the UK's number one independent running retailer we have helped thousands of runners find their ideal running shoes over the last 30 years. With our free gait analysis and shoe fitting in stores across the country and now our online shoe finder, we are the UK's first choice for running shoes and kit.

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Our Purpose

Our brand pillars stem from our award-winning customer service, so we will continue to go the extra mile to make sure you have the best shopping experience with us in store or online.

Our founders pioneered gait analysis, from back before digital gait analysis existed and we tracked pronation by watching customers run up and down the street behind our Harrogate shop. Nowadays we have the latest in digital gait analysis technology in all our stores so we can be sure to find the shoe for you.

Want to learn more about our gait analysis click the link below.

Learn more about our Gait Analysis

Our Purpose

Our brand pillars stem from our award-winning customer service, so we will continue to go the extra mile to make sure you have the best shopping experience with us in store or online.

Our founders pioneered gait analysis, from back before digital gait analysis existed and we tracked pronation by watching customers run up and down the street behind our Harrogate shop. Nowadays we have the latest in digital gait analysis technology in all our stores so we can be sure to find the shoe for you.

Want to learn more about our gait analysis click the link below.

Learn more about our Gait Analysis

UR30

From 1992 to 2022 we have been living and breathing running. We recognise, support and encourage runners of all abilities from beginner to elite and have even launched our free weekly Social Run Groups to support and develop running in our local communities. 

Our business started from a love of running and our running heritage is at the heart of all we do. Our aim after 30 years is to continue to serve our local running communities with the latest products and the best customer service possible.