Show Info

About the event

Opening Times

The show will be open 9am - 5pm on both Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2024.

Which hall is the show at?

The National Running Show is in hall 4

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

Will there be food stalls?

Yes, there will be a number of NEC-managed food stalls, and some of our exhibitors will sell packaged food items.

Will I need ID?

We don't require ID to gain entry to the Show.

What time can I arrive?

We allow entry to the Hall any time during the day between 09:00 and 17:00 on both days.

Do I need to book to see a speaker?

No, all speaker talks and panels are free-to-attend and are first come, first served.

What is your sustainability policy?

Read more about our sustainability policy here.

My question isn't here

If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]

Tickets

Where can I get tickets?

You can book your tickets through See Tickets

If you have a query about a ticket please follow this link: nationalrunningshowbirmingham.seetickets.com

I bought a ticket, but didn't receive it by email.

Which days are my tickets valid for?

All tickets are valid for both days of the weekend, so you can attend the show on either/both days!

Why can I only register 2 adults in my order?

Due to a lot of duplications with ticket ordering, we are now limiting the number of complimentary tickets per email address. If you are booking tickets on behalf of someone else then please book using a different email address so that the tickets are sent directly to the person attending. If you have any questions then please contact [email protected]

Can I buy a VIP ticket?

We have made a decision as a brand not to charge for these tickets, but if you follow us on social media then you might be able to win one for free!

Can I bring children with me?

Any adult can bring a child under 16 without charge, you can book this ticket when you book your own ticket through See Tickets.

Getting There

How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?

Car Parking at the NEC

The NEC has numerous car parks that are more broadly categorised into North, East, South and West. All in all there are over 20,000 onsite parking spaces!

The NEC has designated car park spaces for visitors with disabilities.

The cost of parking in an onsite car parking space is £16.95 on the day, £12.85 if booked in advance, which you can do by clicking here.

Where can I stay nearby?

We've partnered with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to offer exclusive deals at localised hotels with savings of up to 30%. Due to increasing demand and the event a few weeks away, we'd recommend to book soonest through the EventBeds VIP Concierge page here or you can contact their Concierge Team directly at [email protected] with your requirements

Electric Vehicle Charging

The NEC have now installed 22 slow charging EV charging points for visitors with electric or hybrid vehicles with each the points will delivering a minimum of 3.5 k These are available on a first come first served basis.

EV charging points are located in the below car parks when they are open:

  • North Car Park 2 (2 charging points)
  • East Car Park 1 (6 charging points)
  • South 7 (6 charging points)

The charge points require a type 2 connector lead. More information can be found in the  NEC Charge Points User Guide

Guaranteed Charging:
If you would like to guarantee an EV charging point for the day, we also have eight bookable points in our Premium NEC Express 1 Car Park. Charger use fees are outlined in the user guide below and normal parking fees also apply. The charge points require a type 2 connector lead. More information can be found in the NEC Charge Points User Guide.

Harrier Trail Running Zone

Sponsored by

Join Harrier Trail Running for expert talks, kit guidance and all things trails. We will be hosting some big names in trail, fell and ultra running with top tips and stories. There will also be exciting competitions and giveaways. If you are looking for guidance on how to get into trail running, or you're a seasoned pro we are here for you. Find your perfect race vest, get started with poles and a whole host of other exciting things for trail, fell and ultra runners

iFoot Healthcare - Foot Scanning & Bespoke Orthotic

Sponsored by

iFoot are the only clinic in the country that offers Footcare, Bespoke Orthotics, Foot Scanning, Shockwave Therapy and a Bespoke Shoe Service. If you are in pain or you are suffering with your feet and you have reached the end of the road then look no further!

Shockwave Therapy Treatment -

The Miracle Cure! Works on any part of the body. Repairs damaged muscles and soft tissue and gives relief almost immediately. It relieves pain such as arthritic joints & gout. Carpal tunnel, bakers Cyst.

Foot Scanning -

This enables us to see a better understanding of the way your body is performing relating to your gait.  It gives Enertor who make our orthotics graphs to study and 3d images with a video to give you the best devices possible.  Foot Scanning is as close to that of a 3rd of a human hair which gives you confidence in us and the technology that we use. Leg discrepancy and many other factors are recorded and picked up from scanning the feet and this cannot be done when using treadmills, foam boxes and heating devices which are moulded to the foot  When looking at your scan we can diagnose your problem and then go onto giving you your bespoke product or treatment.

Bespoke Orthotics -

We upholster and make custom made orthotics. Enertor is the manufacturer. Our foot specialist works very closely with Bente who is the founder of Enertor. We listen to our customers which enables us to build a treatment plan and then to create your devices, you will need a consultation and a foot scan for us to do this.

Home Fitness Zone

Sponsored by

Come to stand F70 with Powerhouse Fitness for your chance to win a brand NEW Taurus Elite Rowing machine, worth £699. If you think you can row 200m blind folded and stop exactly on the 200m mark then come along and give this a go. Whilst you’re here, why not also compete in our "versus" challenge and go head-to-head to win a variety of prizes! 

Try out our equipment with help at hand to answer any questions you may have. We will have a variety of Rowing Machines, Exercise Bikes, Air Bikes, Free Weights, Functional Kit and Multi-Gyms to give visitors a chance to use a range of our products. 

We look forward to seeing you at the National Running Show 2023.

Run Club Hub

Sponsored by

England Athletics

Heading to The National Running Show with your run club or part of a club or community? Make the most of our Run Club Hub! Located near to The Ultra Zone, the Hub will be the home for runners to chat with members of their running club or other clubs.

Giving you a chance to put faces to names to faces as you will be able to meet up with members of your online running community who you may have not actually met before!

zenb seating area

Sponsored by

Catch ZENB at the National Running show, where we will be serving free hot samples of our award-winning high protein, 100% yellow pea pasta, combined with one of our whole vegetable Gourmet Sauces.


You will also be able to purchase ZENB products, including our brand-new Agile Bowls and Everyday Shopper and enter our exciting competition to win a trip to Barcelona!

Food bank donation drop off point

Supporting

The UK is seeing record numbers of people needing a foodbank, people who are struggling financially due to the cost-of-living crisis and finding themselves having to choose whether to heat their home or eat. Foodbanks provide nutritionally balanced emergency food parcels and support to local people who are referred to them in a crisis working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The National Running Show is proud to be supporting the running community to help the local community by having a Food Bank Donation Drop Off Point at the show. We are asking visitors to bring donations, from the list below, along to the show to be shared between Sparkhill and Kingfisher foodbanks in Birmingham. Please join us in supporting those in need.

Recycling Centre

Sponsored by

Preloved Sports is a Community Interest Company aiming to reduce unnecessary waste heading to landfill by reselling your Preloved Sports clothing, shoes and accessories, raising money for charity and supporting individuals in need.

We understand that cycling, running and fitness in general has become extremely popular and we  know how important fitness is to improve a person’s mental health. Unfortunately, with this increased popularity, comes an increase in unnecessary waste. 

We can all play our part in helping reduce unnecessary waste, protecting our local environment and preserving what we can for future generations. You can help us achieve our mission by:

  1. Donating your Preloved Sports clothing, footwear and accessories to us. We love your a Preloved Sports items a new home, either by reselling on our online shop so others can benefit from them, whilst donating the profits to charity, or redistributing the items to charities and organisations who help those in need.
  1. Looking for a bargain? Our range of Preloved items is ever changing, some of which have never been worn. You can get a great deal and our profits are donated to charity.
  1. By donating and buying with Preloved Sports, you are helping reduce the amount of waste entering landfill, protecting your local environment.

Preloved Sports aims to create a circular economy and make running, cycling and fitness, more accessible to others.

You can donate your Preloved Sports clothes, footwear and accessories at our stand at The National Running Show. Please ensure trainers are paired and that all items donated are clean. 

The Podiatry clinic

Sponsored by

Formthotics UK are delighted to be sponsoring the podiatry clinic at The National Running Show.

We’ll have our team of podiatrists on hand conducting free assessments for anyone who would like to find out more about how their feet function and how they can look after them while they stay active and healthy.

We’ll be offering fully custom fitted Formthotics from the stand, giving all day comfort with the leading, evidence based custom devices.

Parkour Playground

Sponsored by

Freerunning & Parkour workshops aimed at developing functional strength and fitness, balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, precision, control and creative vision required to achieve the movement, whilst at the same time aiming to build confidence, determination, self-discipline and self-reliance, and a responsibility for one’s actions.

Check out the schedule for the weekend:

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 – 10:45     Live Parkour Performance

11:00 – 11:45     Parkour Workshop

12:45 – 13:15     Live Parkour Performance

13:30 – 14:00     Parkour Workshop

14:15 – 14:45     Live Parkour Performance

15:00 – 15:30     Parkour Workshop

13:45 – 16:15     Live Parkour Performance

16:30 – 17:00     Parkour Workshop

Jog-on running shoe recyCling bins

Sponsored by

Jog-On

JogOn –  removing 1 million pairs of running shoes from landfill. It is estimated that over 30m pairs of running shoes end up in landfill every year. Running shoes may have lost their usefulness to runners, but the shoes are still perfectly useful and wearable.

Actions:

Simply bring your old running shoes to a collection bin at The National Running Show or send your shoes direct to the JogOn HQ. Tie your running shoes together at the laces and make sure that they are tied tightly so that they do not come apart in transit.

What happens to the shoes:

We collect them and sort them, they are shipped to over 15 distribution points across Africa and South America. The shoes go to charities, NGOs and Disaster recovery zones when requests are made through charities.

Charge up and chill out with Actiph

Sponsored by Actiph Water

Sponsored by Actiph Water

Actiph Water invite you to our charge-up and chill out zone!

Actiph Water is Europe’s leading alkaline ionised water, supercharged to a pH of 9+ to help consumers charge up and achieve more every day.

We welcome you to come and take a seat on one of our colourful deck chairs, put your feet up and take a relaxing minute or two. We have a diverse range of healthy, function beverages we can offer you to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

We will be sampling all our products and are keen to hear your thoughts. Equally any questions, come and say hi to the team, we’ll be more than happy to help!

Discover your running identity with Arion

Sponsored by

Arion

We can learn a lot about you in just fifty steps…

🦶 We can generate your unique digital footstrike and gait analysis.

❤️‍🩹We can show you any potential injury risks through our predicted bioload.

🥇 We can produce over a dozen individual movements metrics to assess performance.

All of this data is unique to you and unique to the shoes on your feet. Its time you discovered your unique Running Identity!

Come and visit the ARION Exhibition at the national running show where you will have the opportunity to test multiple running shoes to see which is best suited to your unique running identity and get your results instantly sent to your phone

The Ice Bath challenge

Sponsored by

The Ice Bath Co

The Ice Bath Co provide cold water emersion to the masses. With the first Smart Ice Bath to the market, we are providing Ice Baths down to 2C that can be controlled from your mobile. During the National Running Show we will have a fully running Ice Bath for you to come and experience the cold waters for yourself and guided through the process by our team at The Ice Bath Co.

Can ice baths help you burn body fat? New research says yes. The authors of a new review published in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health say that taking a dip in cold water may be just the thing if you are looking to reduce the amount of unhealthy body fat that you have. Healthline

CPR workshop

Sign up for a live demonstration with Muriel Dempsie followed by some hands-on practice of how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and use an AED (automated external defibrillator) which will mean you leave the show equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to potentially save a life.

When not running (or skipping) she works as a nurse lecturer. Cardiac care remains her passion and she delivers CPR/defibrillation training to friends and fellow runners overseas as she firmly believes everyone should know what to do in the event of being faced with a person in sudden cardiac arrest. She states ‘equipping every runner with the confidence and skills to save a life can only further enhance what is already a fantastic, positive community’.

A sudden cardiac arrest is a serious emergency and can happen at anytime. Bystanders must act quickly in order to improve the chance of survival. The skills required are quick to learn and easy to do.

Book your slot HERE

Wings for Life & Myoset Massages

Sponsored by

Wings for Life World Run

Free Spinal Assessments and Massages with Wings for Life & Myoset

The Wings for Life World Run Stand will be offering free spinal assessments followed by a 5-10 minute massage thanks to the physiotherapist specialists from Myoset.

The Wings for Life World Run is a unique running event that takes place virtually on Sunday 8th May. It’s an event like no other – everyone starts at the same time, worldwide – AND it raises money to help find a cure for spinal cord injury. Professional athletes, fun runners and total beginners are all in it together against the Catcher Car. The moving finish line (the Catcher Car) begins its pursuit 30 minutes after the start of the race, passing runners and wheelchair users one after the other until the race is over. It’s a race for anyone, where everyone wins!

The best bit?  100% of entry fees and donations goes directly to spinal cord research to find a cure for spinal cord injury.  Red Bull brings this amazing event to life by covering all admin costs of the event and the Wings for Life charity itself.

So if you fancy a spinal assessment and/or massage make your way to the Wings for Life World Run Stand over the weekend.  Physio sessions will be on a first come first served basis and free of charge.

Pilates Zone

Sponsored by

Fed up being stuck in a cycle of running injuries and niggles?

Want to improve your running form? Not sure what to do, or where to start?

Struggle to find time for strength and mobility work?

Tried Pilates before and been bored or underwhelmed? Unsure how to adapt your current Pilates practice to support your running?

If any or all of these questions sound familiar to you then come and find us at Stand L40 to find out how to answer them!

We’re running the following FREE taster sessions over the weekend;

Happy Hips Session

Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Top 5 Stretches for Runners

Core for Runners

Get the Most From Resistance Bands

You can come and see us for a chat and to watch the sessions, or you can join in by booking yourself a space HERE.  Alternatively, just turn up on the day and see if there is a space available!

If you don’t feel like joining in on the day, or there are no spaces left on the sessions, then register HERE to get sent FREE videos of all the different sessions run at the Show.  That way you can try them at home in your own time. 

We can’t wait to see you there, but in the meantime follow us on Instagram or Facebook to start getting exercises and tips for improving your running form!

Sports Tours International Travel Centre

Sponsored by

The Sports Tours International Group are delighted to be able to bring their dedicated Sports Tours International Travel Centre to the Running Show in Birmingham for the first time.

Sports Tours International are the active lifestyle community’s specialist travel and tour operator bringing the very best in worldwide Marathon Tours and the World’s largest active lifestyle resort at Club La Santa in Lanzarote to attendees of The Running Show.  As a special show offer, we are delighted to be able to offer all attendees the chance to attend this year’s BMW Berlin Marathon, which is a truly legendary event, for those who book with us on-site at the show. Not only is it one of the 6 World Marathon Majors, but it is currently the Marathon World record course, and known as the fastest marathon in the world!  So, if it’s your first marathon or if you want to improve your marathon time, this is the perfect event to do so! Also, the Travel Centre will provide the opportunity to book a stay at the world-famous sports resort based in Lanzarote, Club La Santa, the perfect year-round destination for both training and relaxing. Ideal for groups, families, couples, and individuals who can experience this not to be missed active lifestyle resort at a dedicated Running Show package rate.   

Sports Tours International will be offering prizes for Running Show attendees who enter our competition on site and pre-event so watch this space!

The National Running Show Shop

Come visit us at our shop to get your hands on National Running Show merchandise! Our friends at Scimitar have designed a stunning collection of National Running Show-branded running vests, t-shirts and long sleeve t-shirts that can be found exclusively at the show, with each product made with 100% recycled polyester. Purchase sustainable apparel to keep as a souvenir and enjoy while on your running adventures, safe in the knowledge that each product is made with at least six recycled plastic bottles.

If you missed your chance to get your National Running Show merchandise at the show, head over to our shop to order on your way home!

*Slogans by WorryLessDesigns

VIP Lounge

The VIP lounge will play host to our speakers and VIP ticket holders whilst providing a moment of respite from the busy show floor.

With comfortable seating and refreshments available, the lounge will give our VIP visitors a change to network, meet like-minded people, mingle with our speakers and reboot before heading back out into the event.

VIP visitors will also have special goodie-bags with all sorts of run-themed products.

Kids Zone

Sponsored by

Your child’s lifelong love of being active starts at the running show with Mini Athletics!

They will be offering classes (pre-booked only via their website) through the running show for children ages 0 - 7 years.

Mini Athletics takes what children love to do the most (running super fast, jumping high and throwing far) and mixes it with imaginative themes, learning to follow instructions, making friends and developing gross motor skills.
It is the magical combination of imaginative play, sport and burning energy!

Through a fun and imaginative format, we enhance athleticism of children. These skills can then be used in a wide range of sports, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Mini Athletics will be running sessions over the show weekend, book your slot HERE

The Bra Fitting Bar

Sponsored by

Runderwear

The Bra Fitting Bar – a must-visit area of the show, for every woman!

The Runderwear™ Bra Fitting Bar will have 6 fitting rooms with fitting experts on hand to ensure you find the perfect fitting running bra.

Studies show that more than 80% of women wear the wrong bra size and 72% of exercising women report breast discomfort whilst they exercise; a well-fitting, comfortable and highly supportive sports bra is essential for runners.

Runderwear’s Head of Product Development Laura Kong-Brown said:
‘At Runderwear, we are determined to help women find their perfect running bra. A running bra that will ensure you stay chafe-free and completely supported, no matter how far or how fast you run. We want all women, no matter what your shape or size, to be able to enjoy and get the most out of your running.’

‘The Bra Fitting Bar at the National Running Show will be the perfect opportunity to try out as many bras as you like until you find the perfect one!’

Runderwear are also taking walk-ins as well! Get fitted without an appointment at The National Running Show by visiting the Bra Fitting Bar.

The Events Village

Sponsored by

RaceNation

Plan your 2023 Running Calendar at The Events Village. Powered by RaceNation - one of the industry's leading event registration platforms - The Events Village will enable visitors to discuss, identify and sign up for a myriad of events happening throughout the UK in 2023.


Centrally within The Events Village sits the iconic interactive map. Use this to find an event in a suitable location, then simply scan the unique QR code to bring up all of the event information - including booking links - so that you can make the most of any exclusive promotions. The Events Village also plays host to a number of "pods" where you can meet Race Directors, ask questions about their events and register in person.


RaceNation is a leading Event Registration Platform with fully-integrated Fundraising capabilities and an innovative Event Day App. RaceNation is the platform of choice for thousands of endurance and charity event organisers.


Put Your Events On The Map:
Through their sponsorship of The Events Village, RaceNation connects organisers with participants by offering FREE Event Promotion for organisers, and runners with a quick and easy way of finding and entering events at the show.

At no cost, all organisers with UK events in 2023 can list their events on the map. If you're an existing RaceNation user, you can kick back and relax knowing that the team will manage everything for you. If you're new to RaceNation, simply submit your event details via THIS FORM. RaceNation will then create your unique QR code to drive prospective participants to your website. You do not have to use RaceNation's entry platform to get involved!

The Strength Zone

Sponsored by

Renovate Wellness

  • Are you one of the 80% of runners who get injured every year?
  • Are you fed up of constant niggles interfering with your training and preventing you from achieving your running goals?
  • Spent more time cheering on your friends rather than participating in events?

Running, especially long distance running is catabolic – it breaks down muscle! Without running specific strength training you will gradually get weaker and injuries will become the norm. Strength and conditioning training is ESSENTIAL to help you avoid injury and run faster, further and stronger and smash your running goals!

Renovate Wellness is a boutique gym set up by physiotherapist and avid runner Nicky Edwards (who is speaking at the show) and her physiotherapist husband to help support runners of all abilities to reach their full potential. Whether that be participating in their first park run, running their first ½ or full marathon, or trying to smash a new PB over a particular distance.

Renovate on Demand’ is our brand new online service offering physiotherapist designed exercise videos specifically for runners. Choose from a quick 5min blast to a full 45min workout. There’s a huge variety to choose from such as Pilates, HIIT, Kettle bells, Body Weight Training, Low impact Strength Training, Resistance Band sessions, Flexibility & Stretching sessions, Running Form drills and so much more!

At the show we are hosting FREE mini sessions for you to join in and experience the benefits of ‘renovating’ your body!

Timetable coming soon…

The Running Track

Try out the latest running shoes and see how they perform on the running track.

The Run Cafe

The Run Café sponsored by Sports Tours International, at the centre of the show, is a great meeting point and the perfect place for a community catch up!

Come and meet other visitors while you relax, unwind and refuel with our selection of vegan food and drinks available to buy. Should you wish to purchase non-vegan food and snacks, these will be available towards the back of the show.

Steve Cram Training Camps

Sponsored by

The Steve Cram Training Camp LIVE will be delivering a snapshot of what these fantastic coaching and training weekends offer annually. Steve will be on hand with many of the Camp regular contributors answering questions and offering advice from all areas of running training. Whatever your level, Steve’s ethos is that we can learn from the Elite’s, and the training camp weekends do exactly that in some of the UK’s most stunning surroundings. The live sessions run across both days:

SATURDAY

09:30 - 10:30 Good Morning... Just ask us!

Lewis Moses, Chris Bramah & Steve Cram

11:30 - 12:30 How to Hammer your first marathon

Steve Cram, Eve Muirhead & Louise Sutton

13:30 - 14:30 They tried to make me go to rehab... I said yes, yes, yes

Steve Cram, Laura Weightman & Chris Bramah

15:30 - 16:30 Vorsprung Durch Technique (are you technically OK?)

Lewis Moses, Becky Lyne, Louise Sutton & Steve Cram

SUNDAY

09:30 - 10:30 Eat, Train, Sleep... Keeping a balance

Louise Sutton, Becky Lyne & Steve Cram

11:30 - 12:30 The Great Shoe Debate

Steve Cram, Nick Hardy & Chris Bramah

13:30 - 14:30 Why coaches will get you there!

Steve Cram. Lewis Moses & Chris Bramah

15:30 - 16:30 In it for the long run

Lewis Moses, Louise Sutton, Steve Cram & Becky Lyne

Gait Analysis

Sponsored by

Chiltern Physiotherapy

Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. Poor foot position can cause pain in your feet, knees, hips and lower back, as well as balance issues and poor posture. So many runners suffer recurrent niggles and injuries that could be prevented by correct foot position and biomechanics.

Specialist custom 3D printed orthotics loved by elite athletes but beneficial for EVERYONE!

Phits 3D printed insoles are the choice of elite athletes such as Lily Partridge, Charlotte Purdue, Aly Dixon, Natasha Cockram, Tom Evans, Ben Connor and Steph Davis.

Orthotic assessment with our expert Phits™ certified physiotherapists includes a gait analysis using a high speed footscan® (force platform) system that monitors the mechanics of your feet to identify any asymmetries or abnormalities, providing detailed information that simply cannot be seen with the human eye. The footscan® technology intuitively translates this dynamic data into the Phits Insole design to complement the expert knowledge of our physiotherapists and your personalised orthotics are then 3D printed to fit your exact requirements.

Whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, our 3D printed Phits insoles will help your feet adopt the correct foot position, improve your movement efficiency and minimise your risk of injury. They are protected by D3O®, the leading impact protection material, which offers maximal shock absorption, comfort and extreme durability.

Orthotics can reduce pain by relieving pressure from the painful areas. The footscan® (force platform) system highlights where the forces are transmitted through your feet while you are in motion. We are able to see areas of excessive force that can be source of your problems and reduce these forces with orthotics to prevent problems before they even happen.

Orthotics aren’t just beneficial for pain relief, they are widely used as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of injury, minimise fatigue and improve running performance.

No two feet are the same – including yours! Unlike ‘off the shelf’ orthotics, our Phits™ orthotics are specific to each individual foot, and not a ‘generic’ pair.

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Erdinger Alkoholfrei and Science in Sport / in partnership with Bad Boy Running

The Ultra Zone is sponsored by Erdinger Alkoholfrei and 13 Valleys Ultra and brought to you for the third year by the triumvirate of joy that is Allie Bailey, David Hellard and Jody Raynsford, collective presenters of the formidable Bad Boy Running Podcast. The Ultra Zone boasts the very best speakers from the world of Ultra as well as book signings, workshops, panels and the opportunity for off-the-record chats with your favourite runners and authors.

Allie, Jody and David pride themselves on having created a welcoming, informal and accessible area of the show that welcomes all runners - so whether you are ultra-curious and don't know where to start, or about to take on your 10th hundred miler, there is something for everyone. The Ultra Zone is THE place to come and ask questions, learn loads and meet your heroes over an Erdinger beer and a chat.

Our line up this year includes Damian Hall, Sabrina Verjee, Dean Karnazes, Gary Robbins, Renee McGregor, Sam Amend, Sally McRae and Debbie Martin Consani as well as more guests to be announced. Take a peak at the agenda below:

Confirmed book signings over lunchtimes at the Ultra Zone include:

Saturday - Sabrina Verje and Renee McGregor

Sunday - Damian Hall and Matt Whyman

Saturday

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Bad Boy Running Podcast

David Hellard

Allie Bailey

Jody Raynsford

10:00 - 10:40

The stories behind the gloss - an ask me anything fireside grilling

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Dean Karnazes

10:40 - 11:15

How to manage energy levels throughout your training and racing ultras

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Renee McGregor

11:15 - 12:00

Smashing the Winter Bob Graham Round

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

James Gibson

Bad Boy Running Podcast

13:30 - 14:10

Beat the heat - How to race in extreme conditions and train a crew to get you through

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Sally McRae

14:10 – 14:50

Kit can be the difference between success and failure - running the Danube

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Kieran Alger

15:05 - 15:40

How to run your first ultra and make sure you finish

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Bad Boy Running Podcast

Lisa Arscott

Rob Deering

15:40 - 16:20

Why I went back for the Wainwrights record and how you can overcome failure

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Sabrina Verjee

Sunday

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Bad Boy Running Podcast

David Hellard

Allie Bailey

Jody Raynsford

10:00 - 10:40

Fireside chat with Gary Robbins

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Gary Robbins

10:40 - 11:20

GB 100-mile record holder as a single mum with a full time job - training with limited time

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Samantha Amend

11:20 - 12:00

From the Spine to Badwater - how to conquer any terrain

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Debbie Martin-Consani

13:30 - 14:10

How to sustain yourself and the planet while running ultras

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Damian Hall

14:10 - 14:50

From 130kg to the Marathon Des Sables - anyone can run an ultra

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

James Dunn – The Morning Coffee Run

15:05 - 15:45

Train smart & get strong - how to train for ultras without high mileage

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Ben Parker

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by

The Running Channel

The Running Skills Theatre offers you practical advice from a wide range of expert speakers.

This is your opportunity to find out how to run better, how to recover faster, how to pace yourself and how to manage your nutrition. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after each presentation. Take a look at the agenda below:

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by

Sponsored by Fitwins, Science in Sport and The Great Run Company, get inspired by listening to some of the greatest runners of our time. Find out what motivates them, hear them share their stories and join the debate with a range of panel sessions.

Hosted by Iwan Thomas and Susie Chan, this stage is a popular feature of the show. There is also an opportunity to meet the celebrities after they have spoken in our ‘meet and greet’ area. This is your chance to get an autograph and that all important selfie. See below for the stage agenda:

Speakers

We are busy putting together an exciting and inspirational program for 2024 that includes some of the biggest names in the industry.

Olympians, athletes, explorers, enthusiasts, seasoned runners to newbies. Join us at the show in January 2024 to be inspired, and maybe get a selfie or two!

Keep an eye on this page for updates, and to see which days you can catch your favourite speakers.

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Welcome to the National Running Show 2023

WELCOME

Nathalie Davies

Group Event Director
at Racoon Events

We are absolutely thrilled to be cutting the ribbon and opening the doors for the fifth edition of the National Running Show which is set to be the biggest and best yet! Our aim, as always, is to create an event for all runners, no matter how far or fast you run. Everyone is welcome here whether you are a seasoned athlete or have just started your running journey. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to come and visit the National Running Show 2023.

Jamie Baulch

Jamie Baulch

Esteemed sportsman Jamie Baulch is best known as an influential sprint athlete and sports speaker, who features at events up and down the country. Over the course of his career, Jamie has secured a number of prestigious awards, and developed strategies to achieve peak performance, mental resilience and sporting success. As a speaker, the athlete is likeable and passionate, easily engaging with audiences of all demographics. Upon making his debut in 1991, at the Spanish competition Junior International in Salamanca, Jamie won the 200 metres – in doing so, he broke the Welsh record.

From there he moved to 400 metre racing, positioning himself as a highly promising athlete due to his unflinching determination. In 1999, Jamie won the 400 metre gold medal at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Japan, despite his youth. As a speaker, Jamie explores the pressures of sporting success, discussing his experience as a gold-medal winning athlete and the expectations that came hand in hand.

Over the course of his career, Jamie has earned numerous high profile accolades, including 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 1 bronze. Whilst representing his country, Great Britain, he secured silver at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, as well as silver in the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002, representing Wales. Jamie earned gold medals in 1997, 1999, 1998 and 2002, at the World Athletics Championships, World Indoor Athletics Championships and the European Athletics Championships. After moving away from athletics, Jamie turned to media. Between 1999 and 2003, he appeared in Energize!, A Question of Sport, and Superstars. Jamie retired from professional athletics in 2005, he used his experience of sport to set up a business in sports management. Additionally, he founded a sports memorabilia company, and a business that connected sports personalities with school events.

With just over a decade of sporting experience, it is no surprise that Jamie has coached a number of teams, including Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club as their sprint expert. Jamie is the perfect event host for fundraisers and charity evenings, as he is personally committed to a number of charities – the two main charities being Ty Hafan and Barnardos. Both charities for children and young adults, Jamie even ran the 2011 London Marathon for Barnardos. As a speaker, he is dedicated to raising money for charity and offering strategies to maximise sporting success. As an expert in self belief, Jamie can discuss his journey to sporting prowess thanks to his resilience and determination.

Elsey Davis

Elsey Davis

I am a professional trail runner for The North Face. My career began in road running with a marathon PB of 2.33 marathon. I’m currently living in Cornwall with my wife working as a GP trainee.

David Weir

David Weir

David Weir is one of the most successful and celebrated Para athletes in the history of the sport having made his Paralympic debut at Atlanta 1996.

He has since gone on to win ten Paralympic medals – including six golds – although he missed out on the podium at Rio 2016.

The Arsenal fan’s crowning moment came on home soil at London 2012, where he conquered a gruelling schedule of seven races in 10 days totalling 35.3 miles to win four gold medals – the T54 800m, 1500m, 5000m and marathon.

The British capital is a happy hunting ground for the ‘Weirwolf’, who has won a record-breaking eight London Marathon titles from 21 races.

Sarah Hartley

Sarah Hartley

I started running at University in 2018, after talking to a friend and us both wondering if we could run 5k in one go. It turned out we could (just about), but we then set ourselves the challenge of getting our time down from 45 minutes to 25, which we did! 4 years later and I’ve stepped up from 5k to 10 and beyond, completing my first marathon in October 2021, and then going on to complete my first ultra at Thailand by UTMB in December 2021. I’ve definitely caught the ultra bug now and have lots more races on my bucket list for the future! I love running because no matter how hard it feels or how long or short the run is, it is guaranteed to put me in a better mood and clear my head. Running has given me the escape I need when life gets hectic and it somehow never gets boring, even after 11 hours out on the mountains, there is fun to be had!

Andy Baddeley

Andy Baddeley

Andy is a two-time Olympian over 1500m and was ranked number one in the world over the mile distance in 2008. He also holds the parkrun world record over 5km at 13:48 and has broken four minutes for the mile in ten different calendar years. In late 2018, Andy co-founded The Running Channel with the goal of supporting and entertaining runners all over the world.

Anna Harding

Anna Harding

Anna’s a familiar face amongst the running community, as she heads up The Running Channel on YouTube – an online space for runners of all abilities to learn about running and be entertained by running-related challenges, as well as hear about all the latest gear launches. She’s no stranger to races from 5ks right up to multi-stage ultras. Basically, once an idea has been put into her head to do with running, she does it. Like the time her colleagues suggested she run a marathon in her mum’s 20 metre long back garden. That was a LOT of laps!

Vassos Alexander

Vassos Alexander

Vassos Alexander is one of the best known sports presenters in the UK. He’s heard by over a million people every morning as part of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio. He’s covered seven Olympic Games and commentated on everything from tennis to triathlon, diving to darts. A seasoned endurance runner with a sub-3hr marathon PB, he has completed some of the longest and most gruelling races on earth. And he’s the author of two bestselling books on running, Don’t Stop Me Now and Running Up That Hill

Susie Chan

Susie Chan

Susie Chan is an Endurance Runner, who takes on races of all distances from 1 mile to 100 miles. She is a veteran of several Marathon des Sables, runs 100 mile non-stop races, and through jungles. She has also finished all of the World Marathon Majors.

As well as running, Susie can be found talking about running in interviews, on the radio and in magazines, as well as commentating at races. You can follow Susie Chan,  the “number 1 runner to follow on Instagram” according to Runners World, and her running adventures on social media.

Susie is a Peloton Instructor who is all about helping you be the best version of yourself today.

James Dunn

James Dunn

I started running in 2015 when I weighed 20 stone. Running has become not only an avenue for weight loss, a way of mediating my mental health but a fantastic excuse to meet brilliant people and travel the world. Since that day I’ve run 14 marathons in 10 countries and logged a fair few miles along the way and in 2019 I will be running the Marathon des Sables!!

Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes

Double Olympic Champion Col. Dame Kelly Holmes MBE (mil) is one of the UK’s most popular athletes, respected throughout the world as a role model and an inspiration. Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes is a role model and an inspiration.

She joined the British Army at 17, serving for over 10 years as a qualified HGV driver and Physical Training Instructor. In 1988 she was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to the armed forces.

During a 12 year international career, Kelly won medals at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic level, culminating in two Gold Medals at Athens Olympics in 2004 for the 800m and 1500m which cemented her place in history as the first women ever in Great Britain to win two gold medals at the same games. She was honoured with a Damehood in 2005 for services to sport.

Today Kelly is a Global Inspirational Speaker, an award-winning author, an entrepreneur as well as a fitness, wellness, and mental health champion. Kelly is passionate about raising awareness of mental health. Her own experience led her to learn more and to help others. A trained Mental Health First Aider she continues to be President of the charity she founded in 2008, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust – a charity which supports disadvantaged young people using the unique skills of world-class athletes to engage, enable and empower for which she won a Beacon award for philanthropy in 2017.

In 2018 she was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment. Dame Kelly became the first person to be attached to a regular regiment as an Honorary Colonel which was

signed off by the Queen.

In 2020 Kelly was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of York to add to 12 others she has received since retiring.

Agenda

Take a look at the all the exciting speaking sessions we had at our 2023 show. Across our three stages, we had a variety of educational content, inspirational stories and interviews with some of Britain's most well-known athletes. For more detail on each stage, click on the links below.

Inspiration Stage

Running Skills Theatre

The Ultra Zone

Saturday

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome from our Hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Iwan Thomas MBE

Susie Chan

09:45 - 10:00

Meet the Chatting family

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

09:30 - 9:45

Welcome from our Host

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Anna Harding

9:45 -10:15

Using strength training and running form to help you return from injury

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Emma Kirk-Odunubi

Clare Rafferty

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Bad Boy Running Podcast

David Hellard

Allie Bailey

Jody Raynsford

10:00 - 10:30

Fireside chat with Colin Jackson

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Colin Jackson CBE

10:00 - 10:40

The stories behind the gloss - an ask me anything fireside grilling

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Dean Karnazes

10:30 -11:15

Panel: Mental health - building resilience and a better you

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Carl Orme

Suzanne Shaw

Thomas Dunning

10:40 - 11:15

How to manage energy levels throughout your training and racing ultras

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Renee McGregor

10:45 - 11:15

Fireside chat with Steph Davis

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Steph Davis

11:15 - 12:00

Smashing the Winter Bob Graham Round

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

James Gibson

Bad Boy Running Podcast

11:30 - 12:15

Women's Running: Run through the menopause

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Esther Newman

Renee McGregor

Susie Chan

Dr Juliet McGrattan

11:30 -12:15

Panel: Over 40 - start, maintain, improve!

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Martin Hopkinson

Becky Lyne

Jo Pavey

Zuzana Nemeckova

Carl Ryde

12:15 -12:45

How can we make racing better for women?

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Sophie Power

Anna Harding

12:45 - 13:15

Getting the next generation running - and keeping them going!

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Kirk Bowyer

Christopher McShane

Nigel Green

Kate Percy

13:15 - 14:00

Everything you wanted to know about running shoes but were afraid to ask

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

The Running Channel

13:30 - 14:15

How ANYONE can run a marathon (and climb the Mount Everest of running)

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Sports Tours International

Sally Brider

Raj Kerai

Dann Sullivan

David Yim

13:30 - 14:10

Beat the heat - How to race in extreme conditions and train a crew to get you through

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Sally McRae

14:10 - 14:50

Kit can be the difference between success and failure - running the Danube

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Kieran Alger

14:15 - 14:45

The happiness of being you

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Danny Bent

14:15 - 14:45

Why you need to follow a training plan

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Ben Parker

Runna

14:45 - 15:15

Fuel your run - 7 principles of healthy nutrition

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Anita Bean

15:00 - 15:30

The noisy American - race announcing on steroids

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Fitz Koehler

15:05 - 15:40

How to run your first ultra and make sure you finish

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Bad Boy Running Podcast

Lisa Arscott

Rob Deering

15:30 - 16:00

It's not how you start, it's how you finish that matters

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Kriss Akabusi MBE

15:30 - 16:15

The Long Run Podcast: How to survive a marathon

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Chris Ford

Long Run Show

15:40 - 16:20

Breaking the Wainwrights record on the 4th attempt

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Sabrina Verjee

16:15 - 16:45

Fireside chat with Gary Robbins

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Gary Robbins

Sunday

09:25 - 09:35

Welcome from our Hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Iwan Thomas MBE

Susie Chan

09:35 - 09:45

Meet the Cookson family

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

09:30-9:45

Welcome from our Host

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Anna Harding

09:45 - 10:15

Fireside chat with Eilish McColgan

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Eilish McColgan

9:45 - 10:15

How our shoes dramatically affect the way we move

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Lissa Verhoeven

ARION

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Bad Boy Running Podcast

David Hellard

Allie Bailey

Jody Raynsford

10:00 - 10:40

Fireside chat with Gary Robbins

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Gary Robbins

10:15 - 10:45

runderwear presents importance of a great bra for runners - why great support matters!

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Runderwear

10:30 - 11:00

From life-changing injury to the World Marathon Challenge

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Darren Edwards

10:40 - 11:20

GB 100-mile record holder as a single mum with a full time job - training with limited time

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Samantha Amend

11:00 - 11:30

Why you need to follow a training plan

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Ben Parker

Runna

11:15 - 11:45

Runpod reversed - the interviewer becomes interviewee!

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Jenni Falconer

11:20 - 12:00

From the Spine to Badwater - how to conquer any terrain

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Debbie Martin-Consani

11:30 - 12:00

How to run GRACE-fully - and feel for the free

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Becky Lyne

Gracefull Running

12:00 - 12:45

Panel: Running for good

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Ivo Gormley

Craig Winter

Sarah Donaghy

Pete Cooper

12:15 - 12:45

Running to heart rate: How to understand metrics and what they mean

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Eilish McColgan

Polar

13:15 - 13:45

Fireside chat with Josh Patterson

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Joshua Patterson

Runna

13:15 - 14:00

Everything you wanted to know about trail running but were afraid to ask

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

The Running Channel

13:30 - 14:10

How to sustain yourself and the planet while running ultras

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Damian Hall

14:00 - 14:30

Fireside chat with Dina Asher-Smith

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Dina Asher-Smith

14:10 - 14:50

From 130kg to the Marathon Des Sables - anyone can run an ultra

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

James Dunn – The Morning Coffee Run

14:15 - 14:45

The power of food to nourish your running journey

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Kate Percy

14:45 - 15:30

Panel: How can running be more sustainable?

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Huw James

Damian Hall

JOG ON

Tony Piedade

14:45 - 15:15

5 common mistakes with strength training and how Pilates can help

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Liz Patient

15:05 - 15:45

Train smart & get strong - how to train for ultras without high mileage

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys Ultra, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Ben Parker

15:30 - 16:00

Explore more with a map

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by The Running Channel

Nicole Frith

Ordnance Survey

15:45 - 16:15

Fireside chat with Sally McRae

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Sally McRae

16:15 - 16:45

Fireside chat with Dean Karnazes

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by FITWINS, Science in Sport, The Great Run Company

Dean Karnazes

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