Gold-award winning specialist running retailer Up & Running has once again signed up as a key retail partner at the National Running Show Birmingham, bringing top running brands to the 2022 show at the NEC in Birmingham on 22-23 January.
Even without races, clubs or park runs, running grew in popularity throughout 2020, as a means to maintain both physical and mental health. The number of runners in the UK has increased almost two-fold, as can be seen with the two million new athletes joining Strava. This boom has created much anticipation for the UK’s leading running exhibition, where the public will once again be able to connect directly with brands, get first sight of new products, benefit from show discounts, hear from the industry’s top speakers, and take part in a host of interactive features.
The show will once again be hosted by running legends Susie Chan and Iwan Thomas, with an enviable speaker line-up including Lord Sebastian Coe, Jonnie Peacock, Carla Molinaro, Lazarus Lake, Jenni Falconer, Derek Redmond, Scott Jurek, Callum Hawkins and many more.
Mike Seaman, CEO at The National Running Show commented: “Given the turbulence the country has faced and the postponement of so many events this show will be a pivotal moment of reconnection and inspiration! We are thrilled to welcome Up & Running back to our Birmingham Show. Having top brands at the event is key to delivering an experience that people want and need to be able to prepare themselves for the running season ahead and with this line up of brands people will have a plethora of choices to suit their individual needs.”
Gillian Macfarlane, Founder and Managing Director of Up & Running, added: “The National Running Show is a key date in our diary each year and we are delighted to be joining the show as a key retail partner for the 2022 show in Birmingham. We look forward to offering runners an unparalleled choice of running products from their favourite brands.”
The fourth edition of The National Running Show Birmingham takes place on 22-23 January 2022. Tickets cost £10 and are valid for both days. Go to https://nationalrunningshowbirmingham.seetickets.com/tour/national-running-show-birmingham to secure your ticket.