Show Info

About the event

Opening Times

The show will be open 9am - 5pm on both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2025.

Which hall is the show at?

The National Running Show is in hall 18 & 19

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

How do I claim and assign my tickets?

The tickets will need to be claimed and assigned to those who you are coming to the show with. If you head to the link here and follow and enter your order reference number and email you will then need to follow the instructions to claim a ticket for yourself and assign the remaining tickets. 

Once they have been assigned an email will be sent to the user inviting them to accept the ticket. 

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 £18.95 on the day, £13.95 if booked in advance, which you can do by clicking here.

Where can I stay nearby?

We've officially partnered with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to give this year’s attendees access to exclusively discounted hotels at selected properties near to the event.

Save up to 30% and fully flexible rates are available. Due to increasing demand we'd recommend to book soonest through the EventBeds™ booking widget or for groups of 6+ you can contact their Concierge Team directly at [email protected] with your requirements. Their office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm.

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.

How can I travel sustainably to the show?

When planning your travel please consider your carbon footprint:

  1. Travel on public transport or actively where possible (nearest train line is Birmingham International which brings you straight into the NEC) – save ££ by booking train/coach tickets in advance
  2. If travelling by car then we encourage car sharing with others you know and/or potentially using car sharing apps like liftshare.com or blablacar.com – save ££ when you book NEC car park tickets in advance
  3. Combine 1 and 2 – have you thought about connecting with local public transport and bike hire schemes – see tfwm.org.uk for bike hire and park and ride options
  4. Carbon offsetting your travel – we are encouraging all visitors to donate £2 to offset their carbon footprint on travelling to the show

Accessibility

Will you have a quiet space available?

We will have small area reserved should a visitor need a few moments away from the Show floor – to find out more about this or speak to the team contact [email protected]

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall

Is the venue accessible?

The NEC aims to be fully user-friendly for visitors with access needs. This is a quick guide to some of their facilities.

Run Archery

Sponsored by

Archery GB

This is your chance to have a go of archery for free at the National Running Show. Located between the Travelator and VIP area is Archery GB where you can experience the thrill of archery and be introduced to the all-new discipline of Run Archery. No matter your age and ability, we will guide you shooting your first arrows and hitting your target.

FotoGoto

Come and meet FotoGoto at Stand F32, They will also be roaming around (in Pink t-shirts) taking LIVE marketing photos over both days, they will be shooting the AWARD ceremony on Saturday evening, and will have a Photographer at the Assault Course Challenge Activation on both days. You can access your FREE event photos by going to the link: https://nationalrunningshow.fotogoto.com/2024

Or by scanning the QR code below:

Rhino Boy Chris - Q&A

Chris “Rhino Boy” Green, an Ambassador for UK Charity Save the Rhino International , is no stranger to running. Charging around streets and trails is what Chris does best, and on 21 April 2024, he’ll be taking on his 100th rhino costume marathon at the London Marathon. For 15 years, Chris has fundraised for Save the Rhino, raising vital awareness of the important work of the charity. Naturally, his knowledge of marathon running and fundraising is incredible, and we invite you to join Rhino Boy Chris for a Q&A about all things running for charity!

Come along to the Run Club Hub at 1pm on Sunday 21st of January to participate in Rhino Boy Chris' Q&A.

nrs sunday 5km run

Join us on Sunday 21 January 2024 before Day 2 of the National Running Show for an easy 5km run!

We will be meeting at 7:30am outside the main entrance to the NEC for an easy 5km run with some fun drills with Runna coaches and The Running Channel presenters.

This distance has now sold out, please join the waiting list to be notified should a place become available.

Women's Running

Medals For Kids

Sponsored by

runr

Under your bed, or at the back of a drawer?

Wherever your old medals are tucked away, why not donate them as inspiration for kids to get out and run?

Donate your old medals to Runr on stand E48 at the National Running Show! Visit the Runr website for more information

#RunShow 2024

Stretch and Mobility for Runners

Sponsored by

Ania Gabb Personal Training

With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry I’ve seen my fair share of clients and also their injuries. As a runner I love how strong my body has become from teaching different styles of classes from yoga & pilates to boxing and hiit. I love teaching stretch & mobility to pass on my knowledge of how it helps prevent injuries, as well as the importance of cross training for runners. Having good mobility through practicing dynamic stretches can help ensure that all the joints of your body are moving optimally, including running. 

My stretch and mobility classes consist of a mix of yoga and pilates moves, as well as basic stretches to help you build a more agile body. I will also be providing ‘marathon training tips’ for anyone running their first marathon or their 100th. Through my own experience, my clients, and knowledge, I can help answer any questions you may have from training plans, to nutrition, and recovery. To follow on I will be teaching ‘Strength for runners’ and demonstrating, in my opinion, the best strength exercises to incorporate into your training that I feel will help you become a stronger and injury free runner.

Stretch and mobility class:

Stretch and Mobility incorporates a mix of yoga, pilates, mobility, flexibility, and gentle stretching. I create a workout that helps you as a runner to move more freely and ease any tightness within the body, including hips, back, and shoulders. As well as mobilising the body, the class focuses on the posterior chain to create a stronger body and core to help ease those problem areas.

Marathon Tips

Whether you’re a complete marathon novice or a pro, we all learn something new. I will be sharing my own personal experiences, clients experiences, and knowledge, from personalised training programs, nutrition, strength, and recovery.

Strength

This class will take you through some simple bodyweight exercises to help you build a stronger body and prevent injury. We’ll dive deep into the importance of single leg work, core, and plyometric training. Available for all levels. 

Schedule:

10:00 - 10:20 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

10:45 - 11:05 - Strength & Core for Runners

11:30 - 11:50 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

12:00 - 12:30 - Marathon Questions / Tips

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12:30 - 13:45 - Lunch

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13:45 - 14:05 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

14:30 - 14:50 - Strength & Core for Runners

15:15 - 15:35 - Stretch & Mobility for Runners

16:00 - 16:30 - Marathon Questions / Tips

ERC Conversations: Empowerment, Representation, Community

Sponsored by

Emancipated Run Crew

Please come and meet members of the Emancipated Run Crew who will be sharing their stories on how they got involved in running and the impacts of being part of a running community like ERC. Hear how our members went from couch potatoes and 5k surfers to marathon runners; from injured and out to embarking on their triathlon journeys; female and diversity - representation in ultras, running through menopause, the importance of community to support mental health and more.

Saturday 20th January

How to get started in running - our journeys on how we came to running

12-1.00pm: Zero to Hero : Can you really go from not running at all, to running a marathon within a year - and not as a result of a dare or running for charity? Our member's journey from regular sofa hugger to running addiction! (Stephen D'Souza)

2-3.00pm: Couch to Marathon : our members recounts their journeys from the limiting beliefs they had about themselves following life changing seasons and the desire to make a difference and fulfil the goals they had about themselves, to running a marathon and the impacts this has had; (Zandi Ndlovu & Rachel McKoy)

4-5.00pm: The Ultra Experience :members share their trials and tribulations in their quest to conquer (several) ultra marathons in 2023 and the position of women (and black women in particular) in the ultra marathon space. (Taz Tudor & Dina Loufimpou)

Sunday 21st January

The reality of running through challenges

10-11.00am: Coping through injury : members discuss the frustrating and often painful experience of sitting out due to injury and their coping mechanisms throughout this season, sharing their tips on how to stay active (and mentally positive) during injury. (John Stephenson  & Michelle Edwards)

12-1.00pm Running and The Menopause Journey : we need to talk about the menopause! Members share their personal stories of the challenges and joy of running during or just after menopause, useful insights are given not just for women but for those with male partners too!  (Carol Johnson & Donna Prendergast)

2.00-3.00pm Running and Mental Health from the Male Perspective : men are often not encouraged to speak about their emotions, but we tackle this head on by seeking to discuss how running helps support positive mental health from the male perspective. Our panel share some personal and impactful stories about the mental resilience and support found through running. (Trojan Gordon, Greg Patmore & Lionel Mullin)

givestar boost donate challenge

givestar, the next gen. fundraising platform for today’s mobile-first, cashless society is challenging you to take on the givestar Boost Donate Challenge in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital. The challenge is an obstacle course made up of 5 testing apparatus.

To see if you've got what it takes come to the stand (E10), make a £5 donation to Birmingham Children's Hospital using givestar's Boost Donate contactless donation technology and take on the obstacle course. Spot prizes are on offer and we won't just be looking for speed, style is important too!!

What's more, every person that makes a donation during the show will be entered into a prize draw to win £500.

With thanks to Wolf Run for providing the obstacle course equipment for this show feature

Find out more about Wolf Run at the show on stand J80!

Run3D Running Injury Clinic

Sponsored by

Run3D

TREAT INJURIES. RUN FASTER. MOVE BETTER

With data driven decisions for optimal results

Run3D, the gold-standard in gait and musculoskeletal analysis, is back at the National Running Show with their previously sold-out service. 

Only 30 Slots Available -  Book now to address your running injuries and improve running efficiency. Book here.

Developed by scientists from Oxford University, Run3D harnesses the power of advanced 3D motion capture technology to accurately measure your movement patterns, gaining data driven insight into your biomechanics for individualised treatment plans and performance recommendations.

Our team of experts are here to empower you with the information you need to optimise your movement.

Why Choose Run3D?

  1. Unmatched Accuracy: Our cutting-edge technology captures every intricate detail of your movement, allowing our experts to analyse your running gait with unparalleled precision. With Run3D, you'll gain valuable insights into your running mechanics like never before.
  2. Expert Scientific Knowledge: Developed by Oxford University scientists, our analysis methods are grounded in rigorous research and extensive expertise. Whether you need help with an injury or are seeking to improve your running gait, you can trust our team of specialists to provide you with evidence-based recommendations tailored to your specific needs.
  3. Onsite Convenience: No need to travel or wait for a clinic appointment. We're bringing the power of Run3D directly to The National Running Show. By booking your assessment today, you'll have the unique opportunity to receive comprehensive analysis and personalised advice right at the heart of the event.

What to Expect From Your 45-Minute Appointment:

  1. Comprehensive Gait Analysis: We will utilise the powerful Run3D technology to capture and analyse your movement with incredible precision. This process will provide valuable insights into your running mechanics and the data will serve as the foundation of your individualised recommendations.
  2. Results Review: We will guide you through a detailed review of the analysis findings. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how your body moves and the factors influencing your running injury risk and running efficiency.
  3. Personalised Treatment and Recommendations: Armed with the insights gained from the analysis, our team will provide you with targeted recommendations to address your specific needs. We will offer advice on exercises, gait modifications, and strategies to optimise your running technique, address existing injuries and prevent future injuries. You will be given a copy of your results as well as a summary report to take away with you. 

Run3D is suitable for runners of any age and ability. With only 30 slots available, this service is usually sold-out in advance, secure your appointment today to uncover the key insights that will transform your running technique and help you conquer any obstacles that come your way. Book here.

Run3D Running Injury Clinic

We are excited to announce that we are also introducing a dedicated running injury clinic at the event, featuring a multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Sports Therapists. Please note that this service is available for on-the-day bookings only and so if you're injured and wish to consult with one of our specialists, visit our stand early to secure your appointment and avoid disappointment.

Running Greener

Sponsored by

You up for being part of the FIRST EVER RUNNING GREENER movement at the
National Running Show?
Of course you are! Because imagine if you could enjoy running the way you love to, going to events, getting outdoors, the headspace you need, being part of the community and having fun BUT with a couple of less pairs of trainers, new repair skills, eating natural, a renewed connection to nature, time saved through staying local, new lift share buddies, more money in your pocket…and a whole host of other exciting opportunities to show you care for the places we run through. We can help you do just this!

Come and join us to drink healthy coffee, pick up tips, learn new skills, share your ideas, meet and greet some awesome runners and organisations and take some easy actions then and there. Show up, show you care and let’s enjoy Running Greener together (stand K76).

The stand will be packed full of exciting things to do and try:

  • Journey through our action trail to meet and find out about some amazing
    organisations ready to support your Greener Running: Trees Not Tees, The Running out
    of Time Relay, Re-action Collective, One Good Thing, The Green Runners and Pair Ups
  • Get going with some positive actions then and there
  • Join workshops to help you learn how to repair and make kit and trainers last longer
  • Taste some amazing wrapper free, yes completely wrapper free, running nutrition bars
  • Get a bespoke Running Greener print added to your old favourite tee
  • Meet and greet some amazing green runners, including the Spine Record holder
    Jasmin Paris and World Champion Triathlete Kate Strong.
  • Share your ideas to help build a live illustration of what Running Greener means to you
  • Drink delicious healthy Exhale coffee and much more….

Full line up to be announced soon.

Pain Free zone

Sponsored by

Our Biomechanics Assessment examines the major muscles, nerves and individual bone structures, such as the pelvis, spine, shoulders, knees and feet. Using normative values we determine areas of weakness or abnormal function to help steer clients to a pathway of pain-free function and improve performance. In addition we examine your Intrinsic Biomechanics, to assess potential risk of injury and performance limiters such as muscles not working properly or working too hard.

Book yourself in for a biomechanics assessment, testing either your:

  1. Posture and foot mechanics using inclinometers 
  2. Joint Force Profiling using dynamometers 
  3. Performance Assessment using Force Plates.

The pain free clinic provides a comprehensive assessment to give an insight into your potential injury risk and ways in which you could improve your movement efficiency.

Book in for one, two or all three of our assessments to understand how and why your body moves. 

Anyone who books into an assessment will have the ability to have a call with the team after the weekend to see what measures can be taken to ensure pain free, efficient movement. 

Book your hip and knee assessment here: https://calendly.com/brick-programming/hip-and-knee-assessment

Book your ankle and foot assessment here: https://calendly.com/brick-programming/posture-and-foot-mechanics-assessment

Book your posture assessment here: https://calendly.com/brick-programming/postural-assessment

If you’re competitive, why not come down and try to set the record in our acceleration test. There are prizes up for grabs so don’t miss out!

For more information in advance, do not hesitate to reach out and email us on: [email protected] or check us out on instagram: @brickprogramming.

Multi-Day Ultra Running Masterclass

Sponsored by

Ourea Events

Ourea Events organises some of the world's most challenging and highly regarded multi-day ultra-running events. This includes the Montane Dragon’s Back Race®, the Cape Wrath Ultra® and the SILVA Northern Traverse®.

When the Dragon’s Back Race® was resurrected in 2012, no one could have predicted the impact and reach of this event within the worldwide trail and mountain running community. Ourea Events can rightfully claim to have played a pivotal role in the rise of ultra-running events and is widely acknowledged as the gold standard race organiser.

Multi-day ultras are famously hard to complete, but this doesn’t mean impossible. With encouragement, training and the right approach most capable runners will be able a start with a good chance of success.

In these Multi-Day Ultra Running Masterclass sessions, we draw upon the experience of past participants and experts so that you can unleash your true potential when you start your next multi-day ultra-race.

Saturday 

10:30 – Hugh Chatfield – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race®

11:30 – Vassos Alexander – Dragon’s Back Race® participant, journalist and author

12:30 – Marcus Scotney – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and Cape Wrath Ultra®

13:30 – Jo Meek – Winner of the Cape Wrath Ultra®

14:30 – Mzukisi ‘Zukie’ Tandathu – Dragon’s Back Race® participant and representative of the Black Trail Runners

15:30 – James Nobles  – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and SILVA Northern Traverse™

Sunday 

11:30 – Robyn Cassidy – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race®

13:30 – Lisa Watson – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and SILVA Northern Traverse™

14:30 – Renee McGregor – Sport’s Dietitian, ultra-runner and author

15:00 – Jasmin Paris – Winner of the Dragon’s Back Race® and Co-founder of the Green Runners

15:30 - Beth Pascall – Dragon’s Back Race® participant and Bob Graham Round record holder

Donation Station

Sponsored by

Collections 4 Clothes

Collection Clothes Ltd trades as Collection 4 Clothes, and they are an ethical recycling business that give pre-loved items a second life, which in turn limits perfectly wearable clothes going to landfill.

Collection 4 Clothes provide a win-win clothes recycling solution that their team are immensely proud of. They do their bit to help the environment, build the funds of charities, and recycle items to give them a new lease of life.

Collection4Clothes+ have been the recipient of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital 100 Heroes award, an award that recognises the biggest fundraising efforts made by businesses and the public every year.

By filling the donation station with your preloved items, you are directly helping and supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Check out Collections 4 Clothes on Facebook, X and Instagram.

What you can put into the collection station:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Accessories
  • Unwanted Gifts

ultra awesome workshop Area

The Ultra Awesome Workshop Area is an interactive area designed for you to learn everything and anything about trail and ultra running.

Check back to this page for more information soon.

the ocr zone

Sponsored by

The Wolf Run is an exhilarating outdoor fitness adventure that combines all the best features of mud, water, woodland trails and epic obstacles.

It’s an extraordinary opportunity for individuals to break free from the confines of everyday life and immerse themselves in our natural surroundings, achieve personal/team goals and enjoy a festival type atmosphere where runners of all ages and abilities are welcome.

the travelator

Seen at the National Running Show South 2021 and Making it's National Running Show debut, the travelator is BACK!

Have you got what it takes to beat the travelator at the show? We can't wait to see your attempts, fails and victories (hopefully).

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

Take a look at the schedule from the 2024 show:

Saturday 20th January

10am - Dan Summers - How To Run with Poles

11am - Gary House - How To Back Yourself and Build Confidence for Events

12pm - Dan Summers - How To Run with Poles

1pm - Gary House - How to build a great social media following without having a meltdown

2pm - Loyd Purvis - Trail Running for Adventure 

3pm - Keri Wallace - Training and Racing as a Parent

Sunday 21st January

10am - Kate Parker - How To Run with Poles

11am - Rhys Jenkins - Ultra running Q&A, Setting and achieving BIG goals

12pm - Keri Wallace - Training and Racing as a Parent

1pm - Kate Parker - How To Run with Poles

2pm - Loyd Purvis - Trail Running for Adventure

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.

The Run Club Hub By England Athletics

Sponsored by

The meeting place for all running communities.

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! 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 giving your 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

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 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.

Click here to book your CPR training slot.

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.

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 Studio

Sponsored by

Stuck in a cycle of running injuries and niggles? Just want to get out and enjoy running consistently?

Not sure what to do, or where to start to support your running? If this sounds familiar then Pilates for Runners could help you!

Come and find us and try one of the following FREE taster sessions we’re doing over the weekend:

Single Leg Stability

 Foot, Calf and Ankle Strength (great if you get tight calves!)

Essential Strength for Runners

5 Great Stretches for Runners

Core for Runners

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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 Lane

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

Check back to this page for more information soon.

The Bra Fitting Bar

Sponsored by

Meet our Bra Bar sponsors – boobydoo, the sports bra experts!

Just like your trainers, a sports bra is a vital piece of your running kit, and it’s important to invest in one that’s going to provide you with the correct support.

Taking over our Bra Bar this year are boobydoo, home to the UK’s largest sports bra range.

Located on stand G2, we will be bringing with us a whole range of different brands and styles for you to try. From the award-winning brand Shock Absorber to well-known brands Panache and Freya, you are sure to find a running sports bra that’s supportive and comfortable for you.

Make sure to stop by for your free sports bra fitting or to chat to one of our experts, we will also be giving away some exciting goodie bags and have some fun competitions for you to enter! Visit the boobydoo website for expert fitting tips, advice and to browse their sports bra range.

The Events Village

Sponsored by

Plan your 2024 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 2024.


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.

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, 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 to be announced soon.

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 & Trail Stage

Sponsored by

The Ultra & Trail Stage is sponsored by Erdinger Alkoholfrei and 13 Valleys Ultra. The Ultra & Trail Stage 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.

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 & Trail Stage is THE place to come and ask questions, learn loads and meet your heroes over an Erdinger beer and a chat.

Our 2024 Ultra & Trail Stage hosts were David Hellard, Jody Raynsford & Sophie Power who welcomed to the stage an array of speakers such as Vassos Alexander, Jasmin Paris, Allie Bailey to name a few.

Check back to this space in the lead up to the show to view the 2025 schedule!

Running Skills Theatre

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.

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by

Great Run Company

Sponsored by 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. 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.

Speakers

Check out our expanding, exciting and inspirational programme for 2025 below.

Join us at the show to be inspired, and maybe get a selfie or two!

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Want to join the brands below and exhibit at The National Running Show?

Exhibitors

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@Club_Coaction coaching

F50

261 Fearless Club UK CIC

E53

7 Summits Snacks

H31

ABSOLUTE 360

F42

Acorns Children’s Hospice

D30

Actiph

G64

Active Leisure Events

I35

adidas

H20

Africa Marathons

J82

Altra

G10

Always Aim High Events

POD

Applied Nutrition

K11

Be Your Happy Place

J61

Bearhug

J52

Beckford’s Rum

N53

Beet It Sport

B34

Bimble and Bolt

G71

Bloomsbury Sport

E80

Bra Bar Sponsor

boobydoo

E2

Canicross (TS Coaching)

F23

Chia Charge

J40

Club La Santa

N20

Combat Stress

I60

Coopah

F60

CPR with Muriel Dempsie

L56

Craft Sportswear

F10

d3 tape

D35

Dogs Trust

I33

Doughnutz

D32

ecoswash

N32

eGlove

F30

ELEAT

L54

Run Club Hub Sponsor

England Athletics

G60 & G70

Epic Paintball Events

K40

Equinox24 / Solstice24

J70

Ultra & Trail Stage Sponsor

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

M20

EventClip

M43

Eyepod

L21

Feetures

J20

Fenix

N50

FHIRST

H62

FLANCI

F2

Flapjackery

L61

GB Ultras

J72

Gert Lush Events

D40

Goat Drinks

H83

Good Running Events

F64

goodr

E10

Grangers

H4

Inspiration Stage Sponsor

Great Run Series

D40

GU Energy

I32

Harrier Trail Running

M60 & N60

Harvey Maps

L40

HASKAPA

M52

Headway – The Brain Injury Association

E54

Heck Foods

E50

Hilly

G20 & G35

iMEDiCare

O23

Injinji

M70

INOV-8

K70

Instinct

M70

Janji

L60

Jason Markk

J10

Jenny Bushell Adventures

N75

JOG ON

Kahtoola

M70

Kendal Mint Co.

H30

Knockaround

M70

LifeByte Boutique

F31

LightupU

I70

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

L20

Mizuno

H10

MK Marathon Weekend

D40

Moi therapy

F21

Monkey Sox

G62

Mountain Fuel Sports Nutrition

H33

Muscle Mechanics

O26

Naak

M70

Nature Squared

M51

Nike Vision

L44

Nixi Body

D50

NNormal

J20

Oso Sportswear

N74

OTE Sports

G34

peBe

D51

Perky Booty

O20

Petzl

F51

Pilates Zone Sponsor

Pilates For Runners

M42

Pressio

F22

Protein Rebel

G30

PureXtracts

J62

Questars Adventure Races

D40

Race Ready

O24

The Event Village Sponsor

RaceNation

C30

Rat Race

K42

REdbEAR

C50

Revive Active

E51

Riverford Organic

J83

Ronhill

G20

RSPB

H61

Run Leicester Festival

D40

Run Plymouth

L63

Run Through

P61

Run2Paris

N51

Run3D

L30

Runna

H63

Running at 40 Plus

E31

Running Imp

J32

Running Trips / Kenya Experience

O25

Runr

J33

Salomon

L70

Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR Active

I74

Scarpa

K60

Science in Sport

K50

See York Run York

P60

SHOKZ Sport Headphones

J50

SHYU socks

M53

SSAFA

J51

Stanley Sports

N71

Steigen

C33

Steve Cram Training Camps

K20

Stretch Seat

L47

SunVit-D3

N52

Sure Clinic

J12

Swimzi Ltd

G63

Synergy Pro360 Range

F33

Tailwind Nutrition Limited

G32

The Honest Bean Co.

N31

The Run Box

C32

The Scar Wand

F53

OCR Zone Sponsor

The Wolf Run

K30

Threshold Sports

D40

TORQ

K80

Trail Goddess

J73

True Motion

J20

ucan

H82

Ultimate Direction

M70

Urban Peaks

N70

VÅGA

F40

Veloforte

J11

Vibram

J40

Vintage Trainers Ltd

H18

VJ

O60

VOOM Nutrition

I65

We Run Bright

J80

Wild Deer Events

C31

Wild Moose

H60

Wings for Life World Run

E70

Working for Wildlife

D31, J71 & M40

WWF

M40

Zaini Hats

H34

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Accessories

ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
Be Your Happy PlaceJ61
BearhugJ52
Craft SportswearF10
ecoswashN32
eGloveF30
EventClipM43
EyepodL21
FeeturesJ20
FenixN50
goodrE10
GrangersH4
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
Jason MarkkJ10
KahtoolaM70
KnockaroundM70
LightupUI70
Moi therapyF21
Monkey SoxG62
Nike VisionL44
Nixi BodyD50
PetzlF51
RonhillG20
Running ImpJ32
RunrJ33
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Swimzi LtdG63
The Run BoxC32
TORQK80
Ultimate DirectionM70
Zaini HatsH34

Apps

CoopahF60
Race ReadyO24

Charity

Acorns Children's HospiceD30
Combat StressI60
Dogs TrustI33
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORTL20
Monkey SoxG62
RSPBH61
Run Leicester FestivalD40
SSAFAJ51
Wings for Life World RunE70
Working for WildlifeD31, J71 & M40
WWFM40

Clothing

261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
Be Your Happy PlaceJ61
BearhugJ52
Bimble and BoltG71
Craft SportswearF10
ecoswashN32
FeeturesJ20
FLANCIF2
GB UltrasJ72
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
InstinctM70
JanjiL60
KahtoolaM70
MizunoH10
Nixi BodyD50
NNormalJ20
Oso SportswearN74
peBeD51
PetzlF51
PressioF22
REdbEARC50
RonhillG20
RunrJ33
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
Swimzi LtdG63
The Run BoxC32
Ultimate DirectionM70
VÅGAF40
We Run BrightJ80
Wild MooseH60
Zaini HatsH34

Distributors

Craft SportswearF10

Drinks

ActiphG64
Applied NutritionK11
Beckford's RumN53
Beet It SportB34
FHIRSTH62
Goat DrinksH83
GU EnergyI32
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32
TORQK80
VeloforteJ11
Wings for Life World RunE70

Financial Services

Fitness Equipment

ecoswashN32
FenixN50
INOV-8K70
KahtoolaM70
Moi therapyF21
Oso SportswearN74
Perky BootyO20
PressioF22
Run3DL30
ScarpaK60
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50

Food

Beet It SportB34
DoughnutzD32
ELEATL54
ERDINGER AlkoholfreiM20
FlapjackeryL61
GU EnergyI32
HASKAPAM52
Heck FoodsE50
Kendal Mint Co.H30
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
OTE SportsG34
Protein RebelG30
Riverford OrganicJ83
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32
The Honest Bean Co.N31
TORQK80
VeloforteJ11

Gels & Creams

LifeByte BoutiqueF31
Muscle MechanicsO26
OTE SportsG34
PureXtractsJ62
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32

Gyms

Moi therapyF21
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50

Health & Fitness Practitioners

Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
CPR with Muriel DempsieL56
iMEDiCareO23
Moi therapyF21
Pilates For RunnersM42
Race ReadyO24
Revive ActiveE51
Run3DL30

Industry Body

England AthleticsG60 & G70

Kids & Running

ecoswashN32
Good Running EventsF64
Moi therapyF21
Run ThroughP61
Zaini HatsH34

Media

Bloomsbury SportE80

Nutrition

7 Summits SnacksH31
Applied NutritionK11
Beet It SportB34
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
Chia ChargeJ40
ELEATL54
ERDINGER AlkoholfreiM20
GU EnergyI32
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
NaakM70
Nature SquaredM51
Protein RebelG30
Revive ActiveE51
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
Science in SportK50
SunVit-D3N52
Synergy Pro360 RangeF33
The Honest Bean Co.N31
TORQK80
ucanH82
VeloforteJ11
VOOM NutritionI65

Race Software

RaceNationC30

Recovery & Injury Prevention

Applied NutritionK11
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
d3 tapeD35
Kendal Mint Co.H30
Moi therapyF21
Pilates For RunnersM42
Protein RebelG30
PureXtractsJ62
Race ReadyO24
Revive ActiveE51
Run3DL30
Sure ClinicJ12
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedG32
The Scar WandF53

Retailer

Beckford's RumN53
ecoswashN32
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
LifeByte BoutiqueF31
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
Oso SportswearN74
peBeD51
SalomonL70
Stretch SeatL47

Running Club

261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
eGloveF30
Good Running EventsF64
Moi therapyF21
Revive ActiveE51
Wild Deer EventsC31

Running Coaches

@Club_Coaction coachingF50
261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
CoopahF60
Jenny Bushell AdventuresN75
Moi therapyF21
RunnaH63
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
Steve Cram Training CampsK20

Running Communities

261 Fearless Club UK CICE53
Bad Boy Running Podcast
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
CoopahF60
Good Running EventsF64
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
Moi therapyF21
Race ReadyO24
Revive ActiveE51
Run ThroughP61
RunnaH63
Running at 40 PlusE31
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Steve Cram Training CampsK20

Running Events

13 Valleys
Active Leisure EventsI35
Africa MarathonsJ82
Always Aim High EventsPOD
GB UltrasJ72
Gert Lush EventsD40
Good Running EventsF64
Great Run SeriesD40
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
Jenny Bushell AdventuresN75
MizunoH10
MK Marathon WeekendD40
Moi therapyF21
Questars Adventure RacesD40
RaceNationC30
Rat RaceK42
Revive ActiveE51
Run Leicester FestivalD40
Run PlymouthL63
Run ThroughP61
Run2ParisN51
Running at 40 PlusE31
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
See York Run YorkP60
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Steve Cram Training CampsK20
The Wolf RunK30
Threshold SportsD40
Wild Deer EventsC31
Wings for Life World RunE70

Running Memorabilia

Running ImpJ32

Socks

ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
BearhugJ52
FeeturesJ20
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
Monkey SoxG62
RonhillG20
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
SHYU socksM53
SteigenC33
Ultimate DirectionM70
VibramJ40

Technology

CoopahF60
ecoswashN32
FenixN50
LightupUI70
PetzlF51
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Sure ClinicJ12

Trail Running

13 Valleys
adidasH20
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
ecoswashN32
GB UltrasJ72
Good Running EventsF64
goodrE10
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
Harvey MapsL40
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
JanjiL60
MizunoH10
Moi therapyF21
Questars Adventure RacesD40
Rat RaceK42
SalomonL70
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Ultimate DirectionM70
VibramJ40
VJO60
Wild Deer EventsC31
Wild MooseH60

Trainers & Sports Shoes

ABSOLUTE 360F42
adidasH20
AltraG10
HillyG20 & G35
InjinjiM70
INOV-8K70
MizunoH10
NNormalJ20
PetzlF51
PressioF22
RonhillG20
ScarpaK60
Ultimate DirectionM70
VibramJ40
VJO60

Travel & Experience

Africa MarathonsJ82
Club La SantaN20
ecoswashN32
Good Running EventsF64
Questars Adventure RacesD40
Running Trips / Kenya ExperienceO25
Urban PeaksN70

Ultra Running

13 Valleys
Canicross (TS Coaching)F23
ecoswashN32
GB UltrasJ72
Good Running EventsF64
goodrE10
Harrier Trail RunningM60 & N60
Headway - The Brain Injury AssociationE54
InjinjiM70
JanjiL60
Moi therapyF21
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionH33
Rat RaceK42
Revive ActiveE51
Saltstick, Fusion, PR Lotion, PJUR ActiveI74
SHOKZ Sport HeadphonesJ50
Ultimate DirectionM70
VJO60
Wild Deer EventsC31
Wild MooseH60

Welcome to the National Running Show 2024

WELCOME

Nathalie Davies

UK Managing Director
Raccoon Media Group

Welcome to the sixth edition of the National Running Show! I am thrilled that you are joining us for a weekend that is set to be a celebration of all things running. There really is something for everyone at the National Running Show so whether you’re lacing up your running shoes for the first time or you’re a seasoned marathoner, you’re in the right place. I’m sure you’ll agree that the speaker line-up is phenomenal, and I hope you gain insight and inspiration from the Olympians, athletes, explorers, experienced runners and those just starting their running journey, who will be speaking on the stages. This year we have a huge amount of scheduled content and even more fun, interactive features from the brilliant brands on the show floor so be sure to check out the ‘What’s On’ page when you’re planning your visit. Have an incredible time and perhaps I’ll see you on the travelator or on the Givestar Boost challenge during the weekend – I hope so!

Deo Kato

Deo Kato

More than 300 people have run across the USA; no one has run the length of Africa. Deo Kato is looking to change that statistic. On 24 July, the Ugandan-born, London-based runner will be setting off from Cape Town with the plan of not stopping until he arrives in the English capital. That’s a distance of more than 9,000 miles, all of which he’s hoping to complete within 381 days.

Dame Denise Lewis

Dame Denise Lewis

Dame Denise Lewis DBE is an accomplished presenter, broadcaster, former Olympic gold medal athlete and President of Commonwealth Games England. The former Gold Medal winning heptathlete, who holds the second highest number of points scored by a British heptathlete, has gone on to secure a successful broadcast career. Denise is one of the ‘golden girls’ of British athletics, winning gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and subsequently being inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011. Denise has twice been runner-up in the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards (in 1998 and 2000) and was honoured with an OBE in 2000, a Damehood in 2023 and a Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University in the same year.

Since her retirement from Athletics, Denise has undertaken an array of television work including commentating on high profile athletics events and fronting shows such as BBC’s Secret Britain and Right on the Money. She is considered one of the BBC’s most credible commentators, which has seen her cover many key athletics events both at home and abroad, from the Commonwealth Games to the London Olympics. She took part in ITV’s Don’t Rock the Boat in November 2020 and The Masked Dancer, reaching the semi-final in 2022. She has been an activewear and Golf brand ambassador for Next since 2021, and has worked with multiple other brands including L’Oréal, Google, Haven and Purple Bricks.

 

James Elson

James Elson

James founded Centurion Running in 2010. Having been fortunate enough to race frequently across both the UK and the World at that point he wanted to bring the supported style of racing he had enjoyed so much elsewhere to the UK. For the first 10 years following the initial North Downs Way events in 2011, he race directed all of the events bar the 2015 Autumn 100 which he enjoyed from the other side of the table as a runner instead. He set up the Centurion Coaching arm in 2012 which has now grown to a team of eight. And added the Centurion Store in 2013 as the demand grew for quality gear, apparel and footwear relevant to our trail and ultra scene here in the UK. He is a passionate runner himself, having competed in ultras since 2006. His proudest moments coming as he represented Team GB at the 24hr format.

Jack Scott

Jack Scott

Jack Scott is a 29 year old INOV-8 sponsored ultrarunner from Staffordshire. In January 2024 he won The Winter Spine (known as Britain’s Most Brutal Race) in a record breaking time of 72 hours, 55 mins and 5 seconds, smashing the previous record by over ten hours, achieving what most people on the scene thought was impossible. Jack found running at a time in his life where he needed it – when he was in the throes of gambling addiction. He has achieved more in the few short years he has been doing it than most do in a lifetime and is surely one of the sport’s most exciting prospects.

Rachel Coleman

Rachel Coleman

Rach Coleman is Trash Free Trails’ Communications Manager. Having joined in 2022 as Digital Community Activator, Rachel leans into her training as a performance maker to empower and mobilise TrashMobbers across the world.

Rach is driven by the power of stories to create community. Their work beyond TFT permeates live art, dance, systems change and academic research. She is an avid storyteller, nature writer and award winning photographer. Rach holds a Masters in Movement, Mind and Ecology from Schumacher College, and a First Class Bachelors from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Rach is also an independent researcher and movement practitioner sharing ideas on embodiment as a practice of knowing, learning and co-creating. Her writing has been published by JAWS and Art UK.

Rach is a keen loom weaver and reader, coffee drinker and hill walker. She lives in the East Midlands.

Mark White

Mark White

Mark White is the Founder of Run Grateful & Your Town Runners

Mark is known as a creative, an ideas man, a go getter, a keen runner, mindful mover & someone who wants to impact the world in positive ways.

A proud moment was in 2019, when Mark was voted in the top 15 social entrepreneurs in the UK by Red Bull, through his community work with Your Town.

Mark has since gone onto to creating a global movement with Run Grateful.

Mark is also a proud father to his two amazing daughters Sienna-Rose and Grace and his dog George!

With over 22 years’ experience of living a sober life, Mark has learnt a great deal on how to manage his physical and mental health as he navigates his way through life.

Ellis Bland

Ellis Bland

Bland by name, Bland by nature. Born in Lancaster just outside of the Bowland Hills where you can find me waist deep in bog most of the year. Ultra Runner, Trail Runner, Fell Runner and occasional Park Runner, I’m not one for labels and I’ll have a crack at any distance thrown my way.  

 

Got some Bob Grahams to my name, wouldn’t mind adding the Double to that. Some records including Hadrians Wall (West to East), 87 miles in 13hrs18mins. Lancashire Way, 110miles in 21hrs15. I think I am the current British Middle Distance Trail Champion since winning Lakes in a Day in October. Came 2nd to last at Clougha Pike U7s. Made me the runner I am. 

Photo credits to @tommorbey

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Former professional ice hockey player

Marathon des Sables finisher

Everest summiteer

Multi million pound fundraiser

Co founder of bigmoose mental health charity

Diagnosed with Parkinsons 2020

Heading back to Everest Feb 1st 2024

Jakob Bloch

Jakob Bloch

Jakob Bloch. CEO, Head-hunter and Advisor on Talent and Performance Cultures. Ultra Runner since 2016 having completed 40+ races globally. Recently undertook a study of endurance runners in executive roles with the view of exploring links and correlations between running and leadership. The study was completed in collaboration with psychometric experts Thomas International.

Aspire PR

Aspire PR

Aspire PR is a PR agency for active lifestyle brands.

We do more than build campaigns. We unlock movement.

Tasnim Tudor

Tasnim Tudor

Endurance junkie, running on pure adrenaline. Tasnim, or Taz for short, has conquered 6 marathons and an epic ultra marathon in just 2 years. Embracing the slow and steady approach, she thrives alongside her running crew at ERC. Catch her on BBC’s Great North Run coverage or hear the thunderous cheers from ERC, her biggest cheer squad. Join her as she chases new milestones and continues to chase new challenges and inspire others to embrace their inner athlete.

Alice Light

Alice Light

Alice Light is a Health Coach and Ultra runner, passionate about using her voice for all women everywhere.

She is also Deo Kato’s partner and has been an active part of his campaign to run the length of Africa since 2021.

Nina Ashton

Nina Ashton

Nina Ashton (She/Her) is a British and Nigerian endurance runner living in West London.

She belongs to Emancipated Run Crew and started her running journey in 2018, since then has run a number of races including two ultramarathons.

She dabbles in board sports too and is passionate to make all sports more diverse, inclusive and representative for all people including Black, POC and LGBTQ runners!

Beth Pascall

Beth Pascall

Beth Pascall is an ultrarunner and a paediatric doctor based in the Lake District.

She’s won the Ultra Trail Cape Town and came 5th at UTMB in 2019 as well as winning the Western States 100 and Canyons 100 in 2021, just to name a few! She will be at the National Running Show to discuss life after a running injury and her involvement with the new ultra race, 13 Valleys Ultra.

Dan McVeigh

Dan McVeigh

Dan is the Volunteer Impact and Engagement Manager for parkrun UK, overseeing all aspects of volunteering at the charity. Having been a keen but average runner throughout his adult life he started going to parkrun to catch up with friends in 2011. After moving to a new area in 2018 Dan began volunteering at his local parkrun as a way of engaging in the community. He has been regularly volunteering there since 2019, and helped to launch a junior parkrun in 2022. Dan is a passionate advocate of the health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering.

SPEAKER TBC

SPEAKER TBC

Dr James Carvell

Dr James Carvell

James has over 12 years’ experience in the NHS from Acute Medicine to General Practice.

He is a working NHS GP and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, a former Anaesthetist, qualified Physiologist, and founder of Never Matched Health (nevermatched.com). His healthcare clinic uses an evidence-based approach to support you with personalised lifestyle changes around 6 key areas of Lifestyle Medicine.

James is an Ironman triathlete and marathon runner. Following his own diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, he co-founded Monkey Sox, a Community Interest Company that inspires an active lifestyle for all.

Jasmin Paris

Jasmin Paris

Jasmin Paris is a mother-of-two, long distance fell runner, small animal vet and research scientist, who was launched into the media spotlight in January 2019 when she won the 268-mile Montane Spine race outright, breaking the overall record by 12 hours, and beating her nearest rival by 15 hours.

Although very active outdoors throughout childhood, it was not until 2008, whilst working for a year as a small animal vet in Glossop that she started fell running.  In 2015, Jasmin finished first lady and second overall at the infamous Dragon’s Back race, and the same year she won the British Fellrunning Championship for the first time. In 2016, she gained international recognition by winning the Skyrunning Extreme Series, and the same year she broke records for the three classic UK 24-hour hill challenges. In 2017, Jasmin gave birth to her daughter Rowan. She returned to racing by winning the British Fellrunning Championship in 2018, and thereafter the Spine in 2019. Her second child, Bryn, was born in 2020. Jasmin returned to racing with a win at UTMR in 2021.

In early 2022 she became the first woman in 9 years to complete a fun run (3 loops) at the notorious Barkley Marathons in Tennessee. In 2023 she returned to the event and finished a fun run in time to start a fourth loop but failed to complete that within the time limit.

Jasmin is currently working as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where she combines clinical work with research focused on chronic liver diseases in humans and dogs.

Laura Hathaway

Laura Hathaway

Laura is a qualified Osteopath, who graduated from BCOM in 2015. She has a passion for the human body and how it works (and why sometimes it does not). She feels that as an Osteopath her job is to help nudge the body back to moving correctly but the work done outside of the treatment room is where the difference is really done. By educating her patients to be able to manage symptoms at home and to truly understand why they are doing said homework.

Laura lives is West Sussex with her husband and four year old daughter. Where they own a combat gym and run a private practice. Recently Laura launched The Scar Wand to help mobilise and improve the function of surgical scar tissue.

Jonathan Acott

Jonathan Acott

Jonathon is a 6x cancer survivor who has run a marathon in 6 continents and is heading to Antarctica in March 2024 where he will be one of only 1500 to have run a marathon on every continent and the first multiple cancer survivor to do so.
He is a professional speaker and panellist and speaks about resilience, pragmatism and represents the ‘Everyman’. He has a mentality that means he does not stop.

Lina Chan

Lina Chan

Lina Chan is the Director of Women’s Health at Holland and Barrett. Previously she was the CEO and co-founder of Parla.  After experiencing multiple pregnancy losses, difficulty conceiving and perimenopause, Lina became acutely aware of the gaps in women’s health care.

She founded Parla in 2018 with the mission to improve women’s access to expert support and health education.  She quickly grew the company to over 40,000 customers in 80+ countries before being acquired by Holland & Barrett, Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer, in early 2022.  Lina believes that women’s health care should address the physical as well as mental health needs across a women’s reproductive life-span. She is passionate about women’s health and entrepreneurship leading her to support a wave of new women in the space and she regularly mentors female founders.

Lina is also a regular public speaker advocating for women’s health issues at various events like GIANT Health, VivaTek, HIMSS Health and Femtechnology Summit. Born in Brazil, Lina lives in London with her husband and 3 children.

Jody Raynsford

Jody Raynsford

Jody Raynsford is co-host of the Bad Boy Running podcast. A former running journalist, his work has appeared in publications including Men’s Running, The Telegraph and The Independent. He has run over 50 marathons and 30 ultramarathons, including the Marathon des Sables and Transalpine Run. He has temporarily retired from ultrarunning to focus on 5k running.

David Hellard

David Hellard

David Hellard is an adventurer, obstacle race enthusiast, ultra marathon runner, running journalist, founder of Caffeine Bullet and presenter on The Bad Boy Running Podcast. … In 2016 he finished as the first Brit in the Marathon Des Sables, one of the hardest ultra marathons in the world.

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

Adrienne Adhami

Adrienne Adhami

Adrienne LDN is a performance wellbeing coach, podcast host & author. Her weekly podcast ‘Power Hour’ has reached more than 3.5 million downloads.

 

Adrienne is an endurance runner and has completed more than 20 endurance races around the world.

Joshua Patterson

Joshua Patterson

Josh is a 4 x World Record holder, who has established himself over the past 6 years as an ultra-athlete, completing world firsts, and breaking several records. Most recently, he was the first person to complete a marathon in all 4 UK countries within 24 hours, and the first to run a marathon in all 76 UK cities consecutively.

He is a trusted broadcaster appearing across all the UK, leading networks in both sport and entertainment and a philanthropist, passionately trying to improve the worlds mental welfare.

Iwan Thomas MBE

Iwan Thomas MBE

Iwan Thomas is an Olympic silver medallist and a former European and Commonwealth 400m Champion. He became the fastest  400m British runner after breaking the British Record twenty years ago.

Since retiring from athletics, he is a regular presenter on The One Show and an accomplished live-events presenter, having hosted the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

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.

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.

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.

Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock, co-founder, is a veteran ultra-runner, and the self-proclaimed ideas-man … originally a 17 minute 5k whippet, injuries and old-age gave him the opportunity to focus on longer distances…108 miles in 24 hours is his longest run, and he’s now completed over 180 marathons & ultras…but he’s never happier than when he’s eating cake & poring over maps to plan new & exciting routes, or running up the biggest hills he can find.

Jenni Falconer

Jenni Falconer

TV and radio presenter Jenni Falconer ran her first marathon in 2009 and was clearly bitten by the running bug as she is now training for her 9th marathon.

Running is a true passion, which is why she created the “run club of the podcast world”, RunPod, where runners unite and chat about that feel-good effect. Guests vary weekly, from Olympians to actors and fellow presenters (and many more),  all with incredible stories to tell and a passion for all things running related.

(Marathon PB: 3:31, half marathon PB: 1:35)

Richard Whitehead MBE

Richard Whitehead MBE

Richard Whitehead MBE won his first world title at the World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand – and that title was quickly followed by European and Paralympic gold in 2012.

He went on to retain his T42 200m world title in 2013 before embarking on a charity expedition, which saw him run 40 marathons in 40 days. In doing so, Richard became the first double leg amputee to run the length of the country.

He broke the world record on his way to another world title at Doha 2015 and in 2016 he claimed double sprint gold at the European Championships before heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where he defended his 200m title and tied for 100m silver. At the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games he claimed silver in the T61 200m.

At the 2017 World Championships in London, he won 200m gold and 100m bronze. Further success came his way in 2018 with T61 200m gold at the European Championships in Berlin, Germany, followed by silver at the 2019 World Championships.

Richard recently launched The Richard Whitehead Foundation, which aims to inspire and tackle the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing sport and being engaged in their community.

He completed his 77th marathon recently following this year’s London Marathon.

He was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.

Colin Jackson CBE

Colin Jackson CBE

Great Britain’s Legendary Hurdler, Multiple Gold Medallist & World Record Holder, Broadcaster

Records / Achievements

  • 1988 Olympic Silver Medallist – Seoul Olympic Games in 110m Hurdles
  • 1993 & 1999 Gold Medallist – World Championships in 110m Hurdles
  • Set 7 European, 8 Commonwealth, 9 UK records for 110m Hurdles
  • Former World Record Holder 12.91 seconds in Stuttgart 1993 for 13 years
  • Current World Indoor Record Holder 7.30 seconds in Sindelfingen 1994
  • 2005 Finalist on Strictly Come Dancing, ITV1’s Dancing on Ice Goes Gold
  • 2013 Founded ‘Go Dad Run’ campaign in aid of Prostate Cancer, hosted at venues nationwide

2014 Race Director for ‘Red Bull: Wings for Life’ events worldwide

Following his retirement in 2003, Colin was a natural choice to become one of the key members of the BBC’s sports production team and he continues to cover all of their Athletics output. Covering the Athens Olympics was obviously a highlight early in his broadcasting career and since then he has been an integral part of the BBC programming for all major athletic events, including the London Olympic Games in 2012 and the Rio Games in 2016.

Colin co-hosted the BBC One live morning show Sunday Life for its duration during 2008 and also filmed The Truth About You for BBC One, a documentary looking at the science behind his body, brain and success. Colin traced his roots in a moving episode of BBC One’s highly acclaimed, Who Do You Think You Are and dazzled us all with his dancing skills on Strictly Come Dancing and was thrilled to make it, by public vote, into the final. More recently Colin has honed is ice-skating skills for ITV1’s Dancing on Ice Goes Gold and appeared in the BBC’s 24 Hours in the Past.

Colin works closely with Sport Relief, where he is a member of the steering panel and is also an International Inspiration Ambassador for UNICEF as well as founding and fronting the Go Dad Run campaign for Prostate Cancer. 2014 also saw him take over the role of Race Director for the Red Bull: Wings for Life events worldwide.

Colin’s personable, yet professional approach, combined with his high profile, means that he is in demand from the commercial sector and like his on-screen presentation and commentary Colin is a confident and charismatic conference/awards host and a high level motivational speaker. With an incredible competitive career behind him, he has been extremely well received by numerous audiences including IT Conventions and Business Forums.

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.

Sir Mo Farah CBE

Sir Mo Farah CBE

Sir Mo Farah, CBE, is a multiple Olympic, World and European Champion athlete.  For many he is Britain’s greatest ever athlete having accumulated 10 global titles which includes the ‘double double’ of gold medals over 5,000m and 10,000m at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.  He holds numerous European and British Records and has the World Bests for 2 miles indoors (8:03.40) and the One Hour Run (21,330m).

Mo is a dedicated family man who lives and trains in South West London with his wife and their four children. He famously dedicated each of his four Olympic gold medals to his four children.

His achievements are a far cry from his humble beginnings in Somalia, arriving in London from Mogadishu at the age of 8 and speaking very little English. Mo grew up in West London and began running at school when spotted by his PE teacher, who saw potential in his young student.

Mo was a very successful junior athlete, winning the European Junior 5,000m title in 2001. His major breakthrough came in 2006 when he won a silver medal in the 5,000m at the European T&F Championships and later in the same year he won the European Cross Country Championships.

Mo’s career took another step forward in 2010 with a 5,000m and 10,000m golden double at the European T&F Championships, and then one week later he became the first British man to run sub 13 minutes for the 5000m – setting a British Record time of 12:57.94. 2011 was a dream season for Mo as he became the first British man to win the 5,000m at the World T&F Championships, a few days after winning a silver medal in the 10,000m. He smashed the European 10,000m Record with a time of 26:46.57 and improved the British 5,000m Record to 12:53.11.

Then came the London 2012 Olympics. In his first race, Mo capped off “Super Saturday” by winning the 10,000m gold medal in a time of 27:30.42. This was Great Britain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m. One week later Mo completed the long distance double by winning the 5,000m in a time of 13:41.66. To finish off an amazing 2012, Mo’s wife Tania gave birth to twin daughters to whom Mo dedicated each of his Olympic Gold Medals.

Since London 2012 Mo has continued to go from strength to strength. At the 2013 World T&F Championships in Moscow, Mo completed another long distance double in the 5,0000m and 10,000m. At the 2014 European T&F Championships in Zurich Mo did the same again. This achievement made him the most successful individual in the history of the European Athletics Championships, with five titles to his name. He then once more repeated the long distance double at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, before ending the 2015 season with victory in the Great North Run.

Mo secured his legacy as one of the greatest distance runner of all time at the 2016 Rio Olympics. By winning both the 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals Mo became just the second athlete to complete the long distance double-double. Victory in the 10,000m was particularly dramatic as Mo was accidentally tripped during the race, falling to the floor and then having to catch up with the leaders before finally winning in a enthralling finish. This time Mo dedicated his two Gold medals to his daughter Rhianna and son Hussein to complete the set! To round off an incredible year, Mo was knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to Athletics.

In the summer of 2017, Mo completed his last track World T&F Championships in front of his home crowd at the London Stadium, where he secured his tenth Gold and second Silver medals at a global championships.

From the track Mo transitioned onto the roads and targeted the marathon. This new challenge started with a third place finish and new British Record at the 2018 London Marathon, and then went even better with victory and a new European Record of 2:05:11 at the 2018 Chicago Marathon.

Tom Joly

Tom Joly

Tom Joly is an up and coming runner on the ultra trail scene. He was the top Brit at the Trail World Championships Long Course (11th overall) as well as at UTMB (16th Overall) in 2023. He also won the Ultra X World Championship, and competed at the Ironman World Championship in 2022. He currently runs for Team Hour 7,  and is trying to make it as a professional in the sport of trail running.

John Ghent

John Ghent

Three years ago, amidst the global chaos of COVID-19, John discovered running and a technique known as “Jeffing.”
Named after its founder, Olympian Jeff Galloway, Jeffing is a run/walk method that combines periods of running with deliberate walking intervals. This technique allows runners to build up to longer distances gradually, without putting too much stress on the body. John stumbled upon Ultramarathons and Jeffing on YouTube during a particularly memorable firework night when he was locked in the dining room with his dog.

The beauty of Jeffing lies in its adaptability. As a busy father of four daughters and the owner of his own business, John needed a training method that could fit into his hectic schedule. Jeffing, with its flexible intervals and emphasis on active recovery, proved to be the perfect match.
In both running and life, John embodies the spirit of the ultramarathoner – pushing past limits, embracing the journey, and always moving forward, one Jeffing interval at a time.

Join John at The National Run Show as he shares his inspiring journey from a lockdown runner to an ultramarathoner and how the power of Jeffing can help you reach your own running goals.

Trina Dawkins

Trina Dawkins

Trina Dawkins is a blogger and ultra runner who uses her platform to support and inspire new and established runners and anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing through movement or just try out something new.

She is also one of the Project Managers supporting Deo Kato on his incredible journey running from Cape Town to London, UK.

Loyd Purvis

Loyd Purvis

Running is so much more than just putting one foot in front of the other for me, like I’m sure it is for a lot of you. Some of my earliest memories are of running as a child, whether it be playing tag with friends in the playground or running a hard 1500m for my school athletics team, I’ve always wanted to run!

Well, maybe not always, because there was a big period in my life where the joy of running was taken away from me when I got struck down with pretty severe asthma! I remember it like it was yesterday, running a 800m event for the school team, I was having a great race but with around 300m to go all of a sudden I couldn’t catch my breath. I was forced to drop from the race and I really couldn’t understand what had just happened – welcome to the world of asthma, Loyd!

From the age of 12 to when I moved to Cornwall at the age of 31 I suffered with exercise induced asthma and became pretty dependent on my inhaler.

But as if my magic when moving to the fresh air of Cornish coast, it just stopped! My lungs started to free up and I didn’t need my inhaler any more – it was such a pivotal moment in my life, it was like I was 12 years old all over again and I haven’t stopped running since!

Dan Summers

Dan Summers

Dan is a Mountain Leader, Fell Leader in Running Fitness and INWA Nordic Walking Instructor. He has completed a number of 100-mile races and 24hr challenges including the Arc of Attrition and Lakeland 100 (both under 24hrs), the Spine Challenger, the Bob Graham and Paddy Buckley Rounds. Dan loves to run on all surfaces and all distances but the adventure of long distance mountain challenges really inspires him.

He loves to share this passion, and the skills needed to undertake these challenges, with others so they can have their own epic adventures.

Georgia Tindley

Georgia Tindley

Born and raised in London, Georgia moved to Scotland at 19, inspired by summers in the Outer Hebrides. There, she discovered her love for mountain and skyrunning, favoring exposed and scrambling routes.

Her running adventures include Yosemite, the Dolomites, Tromso, and the Scottish Highlands. She’s a competitive athlete and record-setter in Scotland. Georgia’s outdoor passion extends to exploring new routes in her van and teaching English, encouraging her students to embrace the outdoors.

Anthony Gay

Anthony Gay

Anthony Gay is host of the Run The Business podcast, a weekly show that explores the place where running and leadership come together. With a different guest each week, Ant finds out how running can help us with leading, connecting with people, and generally being better in business.

Ant has a keen interest in both spaces having co-founded Reel2Media, an award-winning creative audio business specialising in sonic branding. He is also Managing Director of ReelWorld, a global leader in radio branding responsible for shaping the sound of the world’s biggest radio stations includes Capital, Heart, and BBC Radio 1.

Running has been in his blood since those cold winter morning cross country runs at school. A regular park runner, he gets involved at all distances and particularly enjoys trail runs in the Lake District. Last year he was a top ten finisher in the 135-mile Ring o’ Fire in Anglesey. He includes the New York Marathon as one of his favourite days out.

Jordan Foster

Jordan Foster

Jordan is an inspiration to many and when it comes to running, not many have been on a journey like Jordan.  From running her first half marathon in over 2 hours to now regularly achieving sub 90’s, Jordan knows what it takes to improve at every distance within running.

Some of her key achievements include winning the Ultra X Jordan 250km race and getting a sub 3 after having her daughter Grace meaning she had to start on a couch to 5k plan which quickly turned into a couch to sub 3 hour marathon plan.

When it comes to getting results, Jordan knows how to help people of all abilities get them.  One of the many reasons why Coopah provides a PB guarantee or your money back!

James Thie

James Thie

James is one of our head Coopah coaches, as well as a senior lecturer and Performance advisor for Athletics at Cardiff Metropolitan University. A former International middle-distance runner, who was a finalist at World, European and Commonwealth championships. To add to this, a multiple British champion and sub 4 minute miler both indoors and outdoors. Not done with running into his 40’s, he’s a 4  World masters champion & recent World masters record breaker.

In 2008, James started coaching through his first athlete, David Bishop, who would go on in 2014 to run for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games and run a 3:56 Mile and 3:37 for 1500m. Since then successes have ranged from distances at and between 800m to 50km, with 15 Great British Internationals and taking various National titles and records.

With recent successes including Hannah Iriwn’s 71:03 Northern Ireland Half marathon record. These performances led to being named 2017 BMC coach of year and Welsh Athletics awards in 2018 and 2020. A Great Britain team staff for 2020 Olympics, 2022 World championships, 2022 Commonwealth Games, World and European indoors, World Juniors, European U20’s and European U23’s Championships. As well as currently completing his Doctorate in Sport Coaching.

Anya Culling

Anya Culling

Anya is a Lululemon sponsored runner and has represented England over the marathon distance. She only took up running properly in lockdown which saw her go from a marathon time of 4hrs 34 mins in 2019 to a current PB of 2hrs 34 mins, knocking off 2hrs.

She has her sights set on the 2026 Commonwealth Games. She is a qualified LIRF coach and loves coaching, living to show anything is possible and it’s never too late to start! She is a lover of all sports particularly hockey and cricket which she has also competed in at a county level.

Beth Potter

Beth Potter

Beth competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 10,000m before relocating to Leeds to pursue a career in Triathlon. Beth went on to win Gold at the European Championships and Bronze in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. More recently, she set an unofficial road 5km World Record and has multiple World Triathlon Championship Series Medals. She is aiming to compete in the Paris Olympic Games 2024.

Beth is also a fully qualified Physics Teacher and taught in London for 3 years before going full time with sport. She has a degree in Physics from Loughborough University. As well as sport, Beth enjoys cooking and long walks with her very energetic cocker spaniel, Charlie.

Nicky Spinks

Nicky Spinks

Nicky started running in 2001 and quickly moved from road to trails, then the fells. Joining Penistone Footpath Runners & AC in 2002 opened up all the possibilities for her. In 2005 she completed the Bob Graham, a 24 hour challenge in the Lake District of 66 miles and 42 tops, with 28,000’ ascent. Nicky progressed onto the Paddy Buckley Round and the Charlie Ramsay round. Then Nicky looked at 100 mile races and found she could excel at these winning the Grand Raid Pyrenees twice, the Ultra Tour Monta Rosa and coming 11th in UTMB twice. Realising she was getting faster Nicky turned her eye back to the rounds and broke the Ladies Lake District record (an extended BG) adding two peaks and completing 64 Peaks in 23.15 hours. And then went on to break the records on all three British 24 hours rounds with BG 18.06, Paddy 19.02 and Ramsay 19.39 hours. Nicky also got an entry in to the formidable Barkley Marathons and has achieved one loop in 2019 and two loops in 2023. One of her favourite races is the Tor des Geants where she was placed 10th in 2019 and 3rd in 2021.

Nicky retired from farming in Yorkshire in 2022 and now lives in South Ayrshire with her husband and three dogs.

David Birtwistle

David Birtwistle

David Birtwistle is a personal trainer & fitness Entrepreneur with over 12 years’ experience helping people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Based in London, David is a keen traveller, and inspires, motivates and educates his audience to live a full and active lifestyle through daily Instagram and TikTok content.

Alongside his social presence, Entrepreneur David runs his personal online coaching company, Endeavour Life with a team of elite Personal Trainers, helping clients all around the globe through a combination of bespoke food, movement and mindset coaching.

A self-taught business man, David also helps other PT’s start and grow their online businesses through his business mentorship program.

Priya Gopaldas

Priya Gopaldas

Dr Priya Gopaldas is an NHS doctor and ultramarathon runner. Priya, a former Love Islander, graduated as a doctor this year and works on many NHS health campaigns.

Dr Priya is passionate about fitness and running and loves to take part in endurance and ultra marathons – recently completing a 250km ultra-marathon in Sri Lanka raising money for the NHS.

In early 2022 Priya revealed she suffers with a chronic lung condition “Bronchiectasis” but says that running helps her combat symptoms. Priya is now an ambassador of Lung and Asthma UK to spread awareness about lung illnesses such as hers.

Emma Campbell

Emma Campbell

Emma Campbell is an author, speaker and host of the podcast, Open. 

She’s known on social media as @limitless_em  –  a handle she adopted after her third cancer diagnosis in 2019 to serve as a daily reminder to herself and others that we all have limitless potential, despite the challenges we may face.

 

It was around this time that Emma found a new love for running and it very quickly became an incredible way of her emotionally managing yet another challenging time and also, a positive way of seeing her body work for her, despite needing new cancer treatment and two major operations. 

 

She ran the London Marathon in 2020 and 2021 –  fundraising on both occasions for the Royal Marsden Hospital where she continues to have her treatment. She’s also run the Vitality 10K in her underwear as part of the Celebrate You wave, the Great South Run and Race For Life.

Emma is happiest when she’s out on her regular early morning 5 and 10K’s around her local park and along the river –  that’s when the gratitude dial is high and she really does feel limitless and very lucky to be alive. 

Kevin Oakes

Kevin Oakes

I started running at the age of 17 when ai was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes . This as well as the difficulties with my Asperger’s has made life very tough . However running has turned my life around , by helping control my diabetes to giving me a positive outlook of life . Running has helped me complete my masters degree as well as complete a book .

I have also completed several marathons in which I’m now aiming to complete the world marathon majors and compete for England in the V35 .

I’m also one of the founding members of south birmingham striders which is a club created to accept everyone no matter of their disability or illness . I hope that I can inspire others who have had a pattern of bad look in life turn theirs and achieve what they would never thought to be possible .

Shane Ohly

Shane Ohly

Shane Ohly is a former professional climber and elite mountain runner who has turned his lifelong passion for adventures in the mountains into a career through his business Ourea Events. Ourea Events are widely acknowledged as the gold standard operator, and they organise some of the UK’s most famous off road events including Salomon Skyline Scotland® and the Montane Dragon’s Back Race®. His fusion of mountain running, and free solo climbing have led to extraordinary personal achievements such as the recent Lake District Classic Rock record.

Robbie Britton

Robbie Britton

Robbie Britton is an ultra-endurance coach and athlete who holds the British record for 24hr running with 277.4km (or 172.3 miles).

With an MSc in Performance Coaching and a PgDip in Sports Nutrition, Robbie has supported some of the best road and trail athletes at races across the world. Author of 1001 Running Tips: the essential running guide.

Arj Thiruchelvam

Arj Thiruchelvam

Arj Thiruchelvam studied at Loughborough and trained as a Decathlete before becoming a top running and performance coach. He applies his own scientific model to help novices up to Team GB Olympians across all distances to keep smashing their personal bests.

A qualified UK Athletics Sprint & Jumps Coach who has co-designed Degree programmes, Arj provides clear fitness & nutrition guidance utilising the latest scientific research.

Arj is the founder of Performance Physique, a Solihull based coaching company. He can regularly be found talking about running, training and nutrition on the radio, TV and in national magazines and newspapers.

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.

Pete Cooper

Pete Cooper

Pete Cooper is the Co-Founder of Coopah – a coaching app on a mission to make run coaching affordable and accessible. After the lost of Pete’s Mum and close friend, Pete turned to running which saved his life. Frustrated with the cost of personal coaching and old school PDF’s, Pete set out to make running accessible for everyone. Coopah has helped over 3,000 runners hit their PBs in 2022. Coopah mean it when they say they want to make running accessible to everyone which is why they launched their refugee run club. A run club to help refugees integrate with society whilst getting access to a lifetime of coaching from Coopah. A recent graduate went from never running before to running a 1:18 half marathon and 3:02 marathon in just 5 months.

When it comes to running, Pete was the first runner globally to set the trend of running a marathon in lockdown. When having to quarantine for 14 days, he decided to run 5250 laps of his Hong Kong flat which went viral and inspired 100s of others to find ways to run a marathon in lockdown. Pete did this to talk about his mental health journey and let others know that they weren’t alone.

Kirk Bowyer

Kirk Bowyer

Prior to founding Mini Athletics, Kirk worked with elite athletes in various different sports as a strength and conditioning coach. He worked with many professional teams and athletes from football to tennis, formula one racing drivers to Olympians. His role was to improve performance through physical training and prevent injury.

When Kirk and Clare’s son reached 2 years old (in 2016), they wanted to take him to a sporting class but noticed there were very limited options. There were countless soccer and rugby classes but nothing that really tapped into the concept of what children enjoyed the most i.e running, jumping and throwing. In addition, they wanted children to have a magical and imaginative experience of sport. They knew that the first experience of sport should be something they remember for the rest of their life and go onto lead active, healthy lives. As a result, Kirk gave up his job as a strength and conditioning coach and co-founded (alongside Clare), Mini Athletics.

They completed a pilot year in their home city of Cambridge to prove the model. They then sold their first franchise in 2017. Since then, the infrastructure of head-quarters has grown and the franchise network has expanded to 33 franchisees across the UK and 2 master franchises in Ireland and the UAE. They have thousands of children in their program every week and are about to expand into the USA in 2023.

Eilish McColgan

Eilish McColgan

Eilish McColgan is a Scottish middle- and long-distance runner. She represented Team GB at 3 Olympic Games – London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021.

Having competed in the Steeplechase at Glasgow 2014, Eilish switched from the barriers to the flat following a serious foot injury. She was a finalist in both 1,500m and 5,000m in Gold Coast, finishing 6th in both events.

In the summer of 2018, Eilish followed up her Gold Coast Games by taking silver over 5,000m at the European Championships in Berlin, adding to her European Indoor bronze from the previous year. She was in brilliant form in 2021, erasing Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing British 5,000m record at the Oslo Diamond League.

She competed at her third Olympic Games in Tokyo following a debut in the 3,000m steeplechase at London 2012 and qualifying as a finalist in the 5,000m at Rio 2016. She finished ninth in the 10,000m in the Japanese capital 30 years on from her mother Liz McColgan’s Tokyo World Championship win.

2022 has been a successful year, with Eilish becoming Commonwealth Games Champion over 10,000m, winning a silver medal over the 5,000m, followed by multiple European medals at the most recent European Championships in Munich.

In March 2022, McColgan launched a non-profit organisation, Giving Back to Track with partner and fellow Olympian Michael Rimmer with the aim to encourage young people to get involved in athletics and to fund the next generation of female athletes.

 

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running as well as all the tough questions that come with it, like whether you can watch reality TV while you cross train and how many packets of crisps can fuel a training run. She’s always up for new challenges and for learning new things, and she’s documenting all of it on the podcast.

Liz Patient

Liz Patient

Liz is an avid runner, Pilates Instructor and mum of two. After battling a series of running niggles and injuries in 2017/18, she adapted her Pilates practice to specifically support her running, and has not looked back since. Her runner-focused Pilates sessions focus on improving stability, aiding recovery, supporting a better running form, and making sure runners are moving and feeling their best.

In recent years she has taken her experience, and that of working with hundreds of other runners, and used it to develop Pilates for Runners.  An app providing structured programs and hundreds of easy-to-follow sessions specifically for runners.  The app has created a community of runners using Pilates, so they can help and support each other.

Imo Boddy

Imo Boddy

Imo is a 24 year old endurance athlete based in London. In July 2022, she became the youngest female to have run the length of the UK. This May, Imo is aiming to become the fastest person to have completed the national 3 peaks on foot.

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.

Esther Newman

Esther Newman


Esther is the editor of Women’s Running magazine, and the host of the Women’s Running podcast. She is passionate about promoting running as just about the best thing there is, and empowering women to take ownership of their physical and mental wellbeing. Under her guidance, Women’s Running has won numerous awards, including most recently, the IPA PPA Podcast of the year Award, and the IPA PPA Inclusion and Diversity award in recognition of the brand’s commitment to encouraging all people who identify as women, everywhere, to run.

Shakira Akabusi

Shakira Akabusi

Shakira is a mum on a mission; to shatter the stereotypes around motherhood, pre and postnatal health, including physical and mental wellbeing.

Following the birth of her first son, Shakira found motherhood to be the opposite of restrictive. Now, as a mother of four, Shakira has combined her professional knowledge as a qualified pre and postnatal trainer to create StrongLikeMum. A space for women to get all the information they need, not just on what they could be doing, but how to find the time and ways to balance fitness with Motherhood.