It’s been a bumper month for the National Running Show, as we have signed on a new speaker as well as a bunch of new exhibitors and partners!

Firstly, we’re delighted to announce Jamie Ramsay as a new addition to our Speaker panel! Adventure and Endurance have always been a big part of Jamie’s life. After completing his first Marathon in Stockholm in 2004 he went on to do a marathon in the Lewa Safari Park, Kenya, the Wimbleball 70.3 Ironman and various openwater swims. In 2013, Jamie spent a week running 240km through Vietnam for the STV Appeal which raises money to combat poverty in Scotland.

We’re also thrilled to be joined by 6 more exhibitors:

Running Memories provide eye catching and sturdy displays at affordable prices for all levels of athletes. “We all know how hard we work to obtain our finishers medal, hours of tough training; focusing on that one event to achieve our goal. When you cross that finish line what do you have to show for it? A medal of success.So what do you do with your medal?It’s time to empty that drawer, stop using the old coat hanger or door hook and present your achievements with pride on a Running Memories display.”

SBR Events are a sports event management organisation based in the East Midlands. “We organise fun & friendly well managed events to make everyone feel special. We understand the events as we participate ourselves & we create amazing bespoke ‘BLING’ to ensure everyone can celebrate their achievement across the finish line – no matter what the finish time might be! Our events include runs; family friendly 5k, 10k, 10mile, 13.1, 26.2 & 60k ultra plus triathlons, duathlons & (new for 2017) aquathlons! We are really looking forward to meeting new athletes at The National Running Show as we love to create happy memories.”

Big Bobble Hats are manufacturers of unique bobble hats ideal for keeping you warm while running! “Tired of all the same old Ski Beanies? Be original and get yourself a Big Bobble Hat! We want all our customers to stand out, be bold, be bright and be seen. So why not show off your ‘Mojo’ with a big bobble hat. Don’t forget – be bold, be bright, be seen!”

Rocktape is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by a wide variety of health professionals throughout the world to treat injuries and pain. Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn’t stretch, RockTape is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind RockTape. RockTape stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing ‘snap-back’ or recovery. This is what gives RockTape its performance advantage over other tapes.

CEP – the intelligent sportswear – is the superior compression sports brand made by medi, the German medical products experts, at the state-of the art manufacturing facilities in Germany. CEP products are designed using a unique compression technology. The defined compression profile improves blood circulation for better performance, speeds up lactate metabolism for faster recovery and supports ankle stabilisation to prevent injury. CEP, the global leaders in sports compression, will present new product ranges & colours for all your Training, Racing and faster Recovery needs, including the cutting edge, personalised CLONETECH Recovery Tights. These tailor-made tights use 41 measuring points of your unique body shape. The CLONETECH Recovery Tights are then made to spec in Germany, with the option to personalise your bespoke product with your initials. Come along to the stand and chat to our expert and knowledgeable team for further information and details about the product and ordering process.

Runderwear claim to be the most comfortable running and sports underwear in the world, with an ergonomic design that works with the body to help reduce friction and allow freer, faster movement. All their products are seamless, with no nasty seams digging in and causing chafing. The technical fabric used is moisture-wicking, keeping you drier for longer.

We’re also excited to announce 3 new partnerships:

Impact Marathon Series is a social business designed to harness the power of running marathons to link it with sustainably building communities and bringing people together, leaving a lasting impact on the world. “In today’s world it is easy to be overwhelmed by the issues we face and it’s even harder to envisage the solutions. As an Impact Marathon pioneer, we firmly believe that each one of us can make a difference.”

Runnexplorer have become the official video partner of the National Running Show, and will be creating a series of videos for the Show over the coming year. Headed up by runner and explorer Guillaume Arthus, Runnexplorer have posted some of the most breath-taking footage of runs in some of the world’s most stunning locations. Whether you’re a runner, adventurer, explorer, or simply an admirer of the more beautiful parts of our planet, Runnexplorer’s YouTube channel is worth checking out!

aat-events have been organising running races, sportives, open water swimming and multi-sport events since 2004. “aat-events organises some of Surrey’s biggest and best know events including the award winning Mercer Surrey Half Marathon and sell out events; Fitstuff g3 and Fox Ultra. We offer great value events for all abilities including a programme of kids events, short distance trial runs, cycle sportives and deliver bespoke corporate events. aat-events work with and are supported by Macmillan, Parkinson’s’, Harrison’s Fund and Alzheimers chantries and have sponsorship agreements with some of the UK’s largest businesses.”

The National Running Show is the UK’s newest and most exciting running event, attracting thousands of runners looking to find the kit, advice and support needed to achieve their running goals. It is an event designed for runners and by runners but crucially it takes place at the start of the calendar year when most runners start training plans and deciding their race calendar. Visitors to the show will be able to hear inspirational talks from running experts and get free advice on nutrition, training and equipment. They can also see the latest products launches, get free trainer fitting and enter a range of exciting competitions.

The National Running Show is organised by Raccoon Events and takes place at the NEC on 20-21 January 2018. For more information, please contact info@nationalrunningshow.com or call Madeleine on 0203 770 9303.