Show Info

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

Opening Times

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

Tickets

You can book your tickets through See Tickets

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

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

You can track your ticket order here

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]

What hall is the show at?

The National Running Show is in hall 4

Car Parking at the NEC

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

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

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

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.

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

Where can I stay nearby?

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

Electric Vehicle Charging

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

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

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

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

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

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]

what's on

Check out all the exciting features planned for the show.

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Steve Cram Training Camps

Sponsored by Steve Cram Training Camps

The Run Cafe

Sponsored by Runderwear

The Saucony Running Track

Sponsored by Saucony

The Recovery Zone

Sponsored by Pulseroll

Parkour Playground

Sponsored by Fusion Extreme

The Events Village

Sponsored by RaceNation

The Bra Fitting Bar

Sponsored by Runderwear

Kids Zone

Sponsored by Mini Athletics

The Run Clinic

Sponsored by The Running School

The National Running Show Shop

Sponsored by Scimitar

Sports Tours International Travel Centre

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

The Ice Bath challenge

Sponsored by The Ice Bath Co

Pilates Zone

Sponsored by Pilates For Runners

Charge up and chill out with Actiph

Sponsored by Actiph Water

Home Fitness Zone

Sponsored by Powerhouse Fitness

Wings for Life & Myoset Massages

Sponsored by Wings for Life World Run

Run Club Hub

Her Spirit Strength and Wellness Zone

Sponsored by Her Spirit

VIP Lounge

Sponsored by iPRO Hydrate

Discover your running identity

Sponsored by ARION

The Podiatry Clinic

Sponsored by Formthotics UK

Jog-On Running shoe recycling bins

Sponsored by JOG ON

CPR Workshop

Recycling Centre

Sponsored by Collection4Clothes

Food Bank Donation Drop Off Point

Sponsored by Kingfisher Foodbank

ZenB Seating Area

Sponsored by ZenB

iFoot Healthcare – Foot Scanning & Bespoke Orthotic

Sponsored by ifoot

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.

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

Collection4Clothes are an ethical recycling clothes company whose main goal is to reduce clothing waste from going to landfill. We have partnered with prestigious charities and collect clothing donations on their behalf in a bid to help tackle waste and do our bit to help the environment generating much-needed funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. We also take non-clothing items in the West Midlands.
The growing industry of ‘fast fashion’ over the last few years has accelerated clothing waste, making clothes more disposable than ever, with perfectly wearable clothing being thrown away. At Collection4Clothes, we promote the use of recycling and handing down clothing that people no longer need.


With our door-to-door collections, we provide households up and down the country with a donation bag to fill with clothing. These collection bags include the day when our allocated driver will collect the bags. On collection day, supporters of the charity will leave their donations outside in full view of the road, where our driver collects the donations.


Outside of the door-to-door collections, we offer house clearances, bulk collections for businesses & schools. Collection4Clothes have 40 Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity recycle units located around the West Midlands, where members of public can donate clothing at their own leisure.


Collection4Clothes are operational on a national scale, with over 70 vans and teams helping to collect these donations in hundreds of postcodes, spanning from Aberdeen to the southern coast. We are constantly looking to expand our territory and find more innovative ways to generate extra donations and support our partnered charities through difficult times where they need all the extra support they can get.

The Podiatry clinic

Sponsored by

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

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

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

Parkour Playground

Sponsored by

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

Check out the schedule for the weekend:

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 – 10:45     Live Parkour Performance

11:00 – 11:45     Parkour Workshop

12:45 – 13:15     Live Parkour Performance

13:30 – 14:00     Parkour Workshop

14:15 – 14:45     Live Parkour Performance

15:00 – 15:30     Parkour Workshop

13:45 – 16:15     Live Parkour Performance

16:30 – 17:00     Parkour Workshop

Jog-on running shoe recyCling bins

Sponsored by

Jog-On

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

Actions:

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

What happens to the shoes:

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

Charge up and chill out with Actiph

Sponsored by Actiph Water

Sponsored by Actiph Water

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

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

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

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

Discover your running identity with Arion

Sponsored by

Arion

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ice Bath challenge

Sponsored by

The Ice Bath Co

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

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

CPR workshop

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

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

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

Book your slot HERE

Wings for Life & Myoset Massages

Sponsored by

Wings for Life World Run

Free Spinal Assessments and Massages with Wings for Life & Myoset

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

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

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

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

Pilates Zone

Sponsored by

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

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

Struggle to find time for strength and mobility work?

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

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

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

Happy Hips Session

Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Top 5 Stretches for Runners

Core for Runners

Get the Most From Resistance Bands

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

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

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

Sports Tours International Travel Centre

Sponsored by

Sports Tours International

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!

Book your slot here: https://calendly.com/sportstoursinternational

The National Running Show Shop

Sponsored by

Scimitar

Stand C31

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

Sponsored by

iPRO Hydrate

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

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

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

Kids Zone

Sponsored by

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

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

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

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

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

The Bra Fitting Bar

Sponsored by

Runderwear

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Events Village

Sponsored by

RaceNation

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


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


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


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

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

The Recovery Zone

Sponsored by

Pulseroll

The Recovery Zone is an area which offers advice and products on recovering after running. Come along and get some soft tissue therapy.

Pulseroll is the leading British muscle recovery brand, offering a range of massage guns, vibrating foam rollers and vibrating massage balls that have been scientifically proven to increase blood flow to the muscles by up to 20% and increase range of motion by up to 14%. Regular use of Pulseroll’s percussion therapy devices will therefore help speed up recovery, reduce muscle soreness and relieve muscle tension after exercise.

Pulseroll’s products are used by some of the country’s leading sports organisations and individuals such as Anthony Joshua, British Gymnastics, British Rowing, England Rugby League, Premier League Football & Rugby Clubs, who keenly endorse the products as part of their everyday preparation and recovery routine.

Book a 1-1 consultaion at the show HERE

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 Saucony Running Track

Sponsored by

Saucony

Throughout the weekend Saucony will be hosting small group sessions and live interviews with Saucony athletes and special guests across the show weekend. The events held on the track are hosted by 5 time Olympian Jo Pavey and Nick Anderson from Running With Us

Head here for:

  • Testing Saucony shoes
  • Small group coaching sessions with Nick Anderson from Running With Us
  • Live interviews with Saucony athletes and special guests

The Run Clinic

Sponsored by

The Running School – Founded by Mike Antoniades.

We have developed Movement Re-patterning methodologies, programmes, and protocols. We have worked with over 75,000 individuals in the past 25 years. The methodologies are being used at 40 Running School & Movement School centres and over 50 Certified Running Specialists in the UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, Japan, Austria, Australia, UAE & USA.  We specialise in movement biomechanics, movement re-patterning for rehabilitation, running biomechanics, running technique and performance training. The centres were set up to provide individuals of all abilities the expertise & support usually reserved for elite athletes. We also train and Certify Running coaches and deliver CPD courses.

LIVE WORKSHOPS at the RUN CLINIC 

The Running School will be running two different workshops on both Saturday & Sunday at the National Running Show:

Live Biomechanical Analysis

Observe a live biomechanical running analysis on a Running Show attendee. Discover how easy and efficient it can be to perform a full body video analysis on a runner to identify running technique patterns. We will show and talk you through the runner’s movement patterns and will link these movement patterns to potential injury and running inefficiency. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Learning Points for those attending the session:

  • Learn about the movement patterns that may have contributed to the injury
  • Learn about the compensatory movement patterns that may be associated with past injury or habits
  • Learn about movement patterns that decrease running efficiency
  • Gain tips on how you can incorporate this into your training

Live Dynamic Movement Skills Workshop

Observe and participate in a live demonstration on how to re-educate motor patterns after injury and how they are being applied to Rehabilitation and Performance for Runners. See how to train the nervous system, how to warm-up and activate the key muscle groups that you need for running and how to re-train the movement patterns and the proprioceptive system after injury.

Learning Points for those attending the session:

  • Discover effective exercise-based rehab methods & techniques
  • Learn glute and hamstring activation techniques for rehab and performance
  • Learn how to interact with the ground so you can be lighter and faster when running
  • Get insights on how the Rehabilitation for Runners Programme works

SCHEDULE

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 Live Biomechanical Analysis
11:30 Dynamic Movement Skills Workshop
12:15 Live Biomechanical Analysis
15:00 Dynamic Movement Skills Workshop
16:00 Live Biomechanical Analysis

The Run Cafe

Sponsored by

Runderwear

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.

This area is sponsored by the leading performance running brand Runderwear who provide a solution to a problem that is the bane of many runner’s lives – chafing.

Steve Cram Training Camps

Sponsored by

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

SATURDAY

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

Lewis Moses, Chris Bramah & Steve Cram

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

Steve Cram, Eve Muirhead & Louise Sutton

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

Steve Cram, Laura Weightman & Chris Bramah

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

Lewis Moses, Becky Lyne, Louise Sutton & Steve Cram

SUNDAY

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

Louise Sutton, Becky Lyne & Steve Cram

11:30 - 12:30 The Great Shoe Debate

Steve Cram, Nick Hardy & Chris Bramah

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

Steve Cram. Lewis Moses & Chris Bramah

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

Lewis Moses, Louise Sutton, Steve Cram & Becky Lyne

Gait Analysis

Sponsored by

Chiltern Physiotherapy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ultra Zone

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

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

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

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

Confirmed book signings over lunchtimes at the Ultra Zone include:

Saturday - Sabrina Verje and Renee McGregor

Sunday - Damian Hall and Matt Whyman

Saturday

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Bad Boy Running Podcast

David Hellard

Allie Bailey

Jody Raynsford

10:00 - 10:40

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

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Dean Karnazes

10:40 - 11:15

How to manage energy levels throughout your training and racing ultras

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Renee McGregor

11:15 - 12:00

Smashing the Winter Bob Graham Round

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

James Gibson

Bad Boy Running Podcast

13:30 - 14:10

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

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Sally McRae

14:10 – 14:50

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

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Kieran Alger

15:05 - 15:40

How to run your first ultra and make sure you finish

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Bad Boy Running Podcast

Lisa Arscott

Rob Deering

15:40 - 16:20

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

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Sabrina Verjee

Sunday

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Bad Boy Running Podcast

David Hellard

Allie Bailey

Jody Raynsford

10:00 - 10:40

Fireside chat with Gary Robbins

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Gary Robbins

10:40 - 11:20

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

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Samantha Amend

11:20 - 12:00

From the Spine to Badwater - how to conquer any terrain

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Debbie Martin-Consani

13:30 - 14:10

How to sustain yourself and the planet while running ultras

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Damian Hall

14:10 - 14:50

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

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

James Dunn – The Morning Coffee Run

15:05 - 15:45

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

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Science in Sport, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Ben Parker

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by

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

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

Saturday

09:30 - 9:45

Welcome from our Host

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Anna Harding

9:45 -10:15

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

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Emma Kirk-Odunubi

Clare Rafferty

10:30 -11:15

Panel: Mental health - building resilience and a better you

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Carl Orme

Suzanne Shaw

Thomas Dunning

11:30 -12:15

Panel: Over 40 - start, maintain, improve!

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Martin Hopkinson

Jo Pavey

Zuzana Nemeckova

Carl Ryde

12:15 -12:45

How can we make racing better for women?

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Sophie Power

Anna Harding

13:15 - 14:00

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

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

The Running Channel

14:15 - 14:45

Why you need to follow a training plan

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Ben Parker

Runna

14:45 - 15:15

Fuel your run - 7 principles of healthy nutrition

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Anita Bean

15:30 - 16:15

The Long Run Podcast: How to survive a marathon

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Chris Ford

Long Run Show

16:30 - 16:45

Close from our host

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Anna Harding

Sunday

09:30- 9:45

Welcome from our Host

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Anna Harding

9:45 - 10:15

How our shoes dramatically affect the way we move

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Lissa Verhoeven

ARION

10:15 - 10:45

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

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Runderwear

11:00 - 11:30

Why you need to follow a training plan

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Ben Parker

Runna

11:30 - 12:00

GRACEfull running - improve your running technique

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Becky Lyne

12:15 - 12:45

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

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Eilish McColgan

Polar

13:15 - 14:00

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

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

The Running Channel

14:15 - 14:45

The power of food to nourish your running journey

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Kate Percy

14:45 - 15:15

5 common mistakes with strength training and how Pilates can help

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Liz Patient

15:30 - 16:00

Explore more with a map

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Nicole Frith

Ordnance Survey

16:00 - 16:15

Close from our host

Running Skills Theatre

Sponsored by FITWINS, The Running Channel, Runderwear

Anna Harding

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by

Sponsored by Sports Tours International, get inspired by listening to some of the greatest runners of our time. Find out what motivates them, hear them share their stories and join the debate with a range of panel sessions.

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

Saturday

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome from our Hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Iwan Thomas MBE

Susie Chan

09:45 - 10:00

Meet the Chatting family

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

10:00 - 10:30

Fireside chat with Colin Jackson

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Colin Jackson CBE

10:45 - 11:15

Fireside chat with Steph Davis

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Steph Davis

11:30 - 12:15

Women's Running: Run through the menopause

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Esther Newman

Renee McGregor

Susie Chan

Dr Juliet McGrattan

12:45 - 13:15

Getting the next generation running - and keeping them going!

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Kirk Bowyer

Christopher McShane

Nigel Green

Kate Percy

13:30 - 14:15

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

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Sports Tours International

Sally Brider

Raj Kerai

Dann Sullivan

David Yim

14:15 - 14:45

Happiness of being you

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Danny Bent

15:00 - 15:30

The noisy American - race announcing on steroids

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Fitz Koehler

15:30 - 16:00

Its not how you start its how you finish that matters

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Kriss Akabusi MBE

16:15 - 16:45

Fireside chat with Gary Robbins

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Gary Robbins

16:45 - 17:00

Close from our hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Iwan Thomas MBE

Susie Chan

Sunday

09:25 - 09:35

Welcome from our Hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Iwan Thomas MBE

Susie Chan

09:35 - 09:45

Meet the Cookson family

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

09:45 - 10:15

Fireside chat with Eilish McColgan

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Eilish McColgan

10:30 - 11:00

From life-changing injury to the World Marathon Challenge

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Darren Edwards

11:15 - 11:45

Runpod reversed - the interviewer becomes interviewee!

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Jenni Falconer

12:00 - 12:45

Panel: Running for good

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Ivo Gormley

Craig Winter

Sarah Donaghy

Pete Cooper

13:15 - 13:45

Fireside chat with Josh Patterson

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Joshua Patterson

Runna

14:00 - 14:30

Fireside chat with Dina Asher-Smith

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Dina Asher-Smith

14:45 - 15:30

Panel: How can running be more sustainable?

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Damian Hall

Huw James

JOG ON

Tony Piedade

15:45 - 16:15

Fireside chat with Sally McRae

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Sally McRae

16:15 - 16:45

Fireside chat with Dean Karnazes

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Dean Karnazes

16:45 - 17:00

Close from our hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Sports Tours International

Iwan Thomas MBE

Susie Chan

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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H10

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F40

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E66

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J32

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J31

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J24

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E33

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J28

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I23

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G3

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I21

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A42

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G10

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E63

FITWINS

N41

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I3

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C64

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F82

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N21

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A43

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A43

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L10

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C10

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L35

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D70

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M41

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A45

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P4

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F31

Grangers

C2

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I22

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E65

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H21

HARRIER TRAIL RUNNING

E72

HASKAPA

N10

HBHM

B61

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N31

Her Spirit

G80

Hill Country Collective

L52

Hilltop Energy

M43

Hilly

D20

HOKA

E10

Hormony Drinks

N11

HUUB

C18

ifoot

L20

iMEDiCare

J55

Injinji

F42

Instinct

J23

ION Powerful

F80

Hydration Sponsor

iPRO Hydrate

E50 &H80

Jenny Bushell Adventures

J56

Jersey Marathon // Guernsey Marathon

Events Village

Karhu

G10

Kate Percy’s Go Bites

M50

Kendal Mint Co.

D2

Knockaround

F42

koko+kind

N24

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M40

La Sportiva

I20

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D71

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F31

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N20

LightupU

O10

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L62

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C30

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F91

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M4

LYOFOOD

J51

M:X® – A NEW SIDE TO HYDRATION

F87

MAAREE

K43

Milton Keynes Marathon

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E20

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F42

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H52

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E73

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D61

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K50

Muscle Mechanics

K53

My Sports and more

N22

Nature Squared

L65

Neplex

J57

Nixi Body

N51

NOTCH®

F54

O’Donnell Moonshine UK

K41

On

G20

OOFOS

G4

Orbit Running & Wellbeing Festival

F33

Ordnance Survey

J10

Orion Trail Events

B63

OTE Sports

K3

Parkrun

E50

peBe

M3

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C62

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K35

Petzl

I20

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L40

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Q24

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I53

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K31

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F70

Precise Protect Ltd

P3

Pressio

B10

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L67

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G55

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M52

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F88

Race Solutions

F72

Race Timing Solutions

D66

The Event Village Sponsor

RaceNation

H20 & O20

Randox Health

C3

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F55

Rat Race

A60

Rawvelo

K2

RealMeal

L33

Recover Fit

A3

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E31

Riverford Organic

C63

Ronhill

D20

Round Sheffield Run

Events Village

RSPB

I2

Run Motion

K60

Run2Paris

M51

The Run Café & Running Skills Theatre Sponsor

Runderwear

D3 & D10

Runeasi

M53

Runna

L45

Runner Paradise

P23

Running at 40 Plus

D30

Running Imp

F62

Running Insights

Running Summits

N12

Runr

H51

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I61

Salewa

F53

Salomon

E40

Salt Pans Ultra Marathon

Events Village

Running Track Sponsor

Saucony

D40 & D50

Science in Sport

G11

Scimitar

O2 & O13

Scott Sports

F11

Secret London Runs

D60

See York Run York

G52

Shokz

E64 & N16

Sinapearl

K12

Skin in Motion

L32

Slant Board

E32

SmellWell

J40

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Sports Tours International

F10

SSAFA

A40

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St John’s Hospice London

Events Village

Start Fitness

H52

Stepright Orthotics

I62

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Steve Cram Training Camps

P10

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N62

Sugavida

N11

Supernatural Fuel

K52

Sure Clinic

F92

Sweets in the Mail

H4

Swimzi Ltd

K1

Tailwind Nutrition Limited

F30

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N52

team elite performance

B60

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Events Village

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J29

The Gym Group

E30

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C60

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The Ice Bath Co

G60

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A44

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I50

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N15

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The Running Channel

A11

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B50

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H3

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L62

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F31

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D67 & Events Village

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Troll Outdoors

E60

TYNA

K42

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N13

Ultimate Direction

F42

Ultimate Performance

F71

Ultra Magazine

F83

Ultra X

B62

Untamed UK

F2

Up & Running

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A55

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J22

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J40

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M2

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M44

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H23

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M30

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K62

WholyMe

H22

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F89

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Wings for Life World Run

M20

Women’s Running Magazine

P20

Woodland Trust

N23

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E65, K51 & N23

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K44

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K51

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A41

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K40

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Apps

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GreenpeaceE65
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RSPBI2
St John's Hospice LondonEvents Village
Wings for Life World RunM20
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BROOKSI61, L62 & Q10
Contour PerformanceH45
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Designed By SportsJ31
DOXA; Far; Fourlaps; Fractel; HEXXEEH46
DynafitF53
Elite WearJ24
FeeturesG3
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FLANCIC64
Gazelle Embroidery & PrintL35
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HillyD20
HOKAE10
HUUBC18
InjinjiF42
InstinctJ23
KarhuG10
MAAREEK43
MizunoE20
MoremileH52
Mountain Fuel Sports NutritionE73
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OnG20
peBeM3
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RunderwearD3 & D10
Runner ParadiseP23
RunrH51
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Scott SportsF11
Start FitnessH52
Swimzi LtdK1
team elite performanceB60
TOETOEL62
TYNAK42
Ultimate DirectionF42
Untamed UKF2
VÅGAN50
We Run BrightM30
Wild MooseF89
YANA™ ActiveK40

Distributors

2PUREF31 & E30
BalegaG10
Craft SportswearC40
DynafitF53
HOKAE10
KarhuG10
SalewaF53

Drinks

Actiph WaterM33 & N32
Athletic Brewing CoD65
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LYOFOODJ51
M:X® - A NEW SIDE TO HYDRATIONF87
O'Donnell Moonshine UKK41
RawveloK2
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedF30
Wings for Life World RunM20

Financial Services

Precise Protect LtdP3

Fitness Equipment

ARIOND32
BridgedaleF65
Every Run CountsI23
M:X® - A NEW SIDE TO HYDRATIONF87
PulserollG55
Slant BoardE32
TherabodyH3

Food

Brownies RockN40
Chock ShopJ52
EatleanK30
ERDINGER AlkoholfreiI10
FlapjackeryF82
Gu EnergyH21
HASKAPAN10
Hello FreshN31
Hilltop EnergyM43
Hormony DrinksN11
Kate Percy's Go BitesM50
Kendal Mint Co.D2
Kollo HealthM40
LioBites Fruit CrispsC30
LYOFOODJ51
OTE SportsK3
Protein RebelL67
RawveloK2
RealMealL33
Riverford OrganicC63
Supernatural FuelK52
Sweets in the MailH4
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedF30
Tams treats and sweetsN52
The Homemade Brownie CompanyC60
Torq011
VeloforteJ22
WholyMeH22
ZenBF85

Gels & Creams

Gu EnergyH21
HBHMB61
Hill Country CollectiveL52
Hilltop EnergyM43
Kollo HealthM40
Muscle MechanicsK53
OTE SportsK3
Pure SportH53
PureXtractsM52
Supernatural FuelK52
Tailwind Nutrition LimitedF30
Torq011
VeloforteJ22

Gyms

The Gym GroupE30

Health & Fitness Practitioners

CPR with Muriel DempsieE66
Formothics UkA43
ifootL20
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Orbit Running & Wellbeing FestivalF33
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Randox HealthC3
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The LDWAA44

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Like the Wind magazineL62
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ERDINGER AlkoholfreiI10
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ifootL20
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Up & Running

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Earth Runs CICP2
Emancipated Run CrewC25
FORDY RUNSN21
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Orbit Running & Wellbeing FestivalF33
Pegasus Ultra RunningC62
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RunnaL45
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The LDWAA44
Vegan Runners UKA55
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The LDWAA44
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MAAREEK43
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Welcome to the National Running Show 2023

WELCOME

Nathalie Davies

Group Event Director
at Racoon Events

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

James Gibson

James Gibson

David Yim

David Yim

David, also known as “Yimmy”, is currently on a mission to beat the world record of completing all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors in the shortest time ever. Having run Berlin, London, Chicago, and New York within a 6-week period, David is now taking his challenge that one step further, aiming to run 7 World Marathon Majors in 7 months, with Tokyo, Boston, and London again in 2023. Naming himself as “Short Fat Guy Runs the Majors” on his social media platforms, Yimmy is passionate about raising funds and awareness for his chosen charity, Young Lives Vs Cancer, as well as to inspire others to challenge themselves to achieve something that they didn’t think would be possible!

Rob Deering

Rob Deering

Broadcaster, comedian, musician and writer Rob Deering found running in 2008 when he was just slightly beyond his mid-30s. Since then he’s run twenty marathons, and recorded nearly four hundred episodes of the Running Commentary podcast which he and fellow running comic Paul Tonkinson record every week, shooting the breeze while they run.
Combining celebrity editions of TV quizzes, fundraising comedy gigs and the aforementioned marathons, Rob has raised over £150,000 for Parkinson’s UK. His Dad Barney, who died in 2019, had Parkinson’s.
Rob donates half of the profits from his book Running Tracks – stories of running listening to fantastic music in an array of interesting and beautiful places – to the charity, and hosts and DJs Rob Deering’s Running Tracks Radio Hour on Spotify – again whilst running.
He took part in his first Ultra Marathon – Threshold’s Race To The Stones – in July 2022.

Debbie Martin-Consani

Debbie Martin-Consani

A veteran of ultra running, Debbie has set many long-distance running records and won races such as the North Downs Way 100 Mile Race, the South Downs Way 100 Mile Race, the Thames Path 100,  the Lakeland 100 Mile and the 145-mile Grand Union Canal Race.

Lissa Verhoeven

Lissa Verhoeven

Lissa has a background in biomedical engineering and orthopaedic biomechanics. At university, she has led research on the influence of different conditions on the structure of tendons, including loading Achilles tendons during healing and the effect of cell communication on forming the tendon structure. Her interest in sports and biomechanics, technology and big data has led her to leading the biomechanical team at ARION. Lissa is, with her team, responsible for making the data meaningful, by performing experiments, combining data with research and building algorithms supported by AI

Darren Edwards

Darren Edwards

Darren Edwards is a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer and Motivational Speaker. A mountaineer and Army Reservist, Darren’s life changed in 2016 when he was involved in a near-fatal climbing accident which left him paralysed from the chest down, and with his dreams of climbing Mount Everest and serving with the Special Forces Reserve in tatters.

With determination, resilience, and mental toughness, Darren has overcome considerable adversity to become a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer, World First Expedition Leader and leading Motivational Speaker.

Refusing to let the word ‘disability’ define who he is as a person, and committed to helping challenge the perception of what those with a disability can achieve, Darren has gone on to lead a series of record-breaking expeditions, including ‘Kayak 4 Heroes’, which saw him lead a team of five injured/wounded veterans in kayaking 1,400 kilometres from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’ Groats in Scotland.
In 2022, he aims to become the first disabled person to complete a marathon in Antarctica and to run seven marathons in seven days on seven different continents – known as the World Marathon Challenge.

Dann Sullivan

Dann Sullivan

After dropping 5 stone 2lbs and being named Slimming World’s Mr Sleek in 2018, Dann turned his life around through drastically changing his diet and adapting a much healthier and active lifestyle. Dann completed his sixth marathon in 2022 in Manchester, finally breaking the four-hour barrier, and has now decided to set himself the even greater challenge of completing the six World Marathon Majors, completing his first Major with Chicago in October.

Raj Kerai

Raj Kerai

Regular runner Raj is no stranger to the Abbott World Marathon Majors, completing both the London Marathon and New York Marathon three times, as well as Berlin, Boston, and Chicago. Raj is striving to become a Six-Star Finisher by 2023, with only Tokyo left to tick off his bucket list before achieving his well-deserved Six-Star finishers medal. Raj is keen to spread the word that running is not an exclusive thing for “other” people – it’s for everyone.

Sally Brider

Sally Brider

Completing her first half marathon and marathon at 53, Sally is an advocate for running later in life after battling the menopause. Sally aims to inspire older women who enjoy running, and reinforce the message that women are capable of achieving big goals and challenges, no matter what stage of your life you are in. Currently, Sally is over halfway there to achieving her Six-Star Medal, completing four of the World Marathon Majors.

Lisa Arscott

Lisa Arscott

Lisa a run leader and running coach for beginners at a city centre based running club in Birmingham. She is also a Black Trail runner, and this year after discovering the trails with BTR, set herself the goal of completing all of the Threshold series of trail running in 4 weeks. This included Race to the King 101km, Race to the Tower, Race to the Stones, Endure 24 and Dulux revolutionary trails. She is also obsessed with open water swimming.

Next year will be the start of Lisa transitioning over to running in the mountains, preparing for her first half ironman (as she will be training to be a triathlon coach with British Triathlon) and doing 100km straight through with Threshold.

Kieran Alger

Kieran Alger

Kieran is a journalist and runner covering all things gear and running. From nutrition, shoes and watches, to more advanced performance tech like blood glucose monitors. If it claims to make you run better or enjoy running more, he has probably tested it.

He writes for many of the major titles like Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, WIRED, etc and is one of the founders of The Run Testers, a YouTube channel that tests running stuff.

This year, Kieran set about fulfilling a dream 10 years in the making by becoming the first person to run the River Danube from sea to source, 1,830 miles in 67 days, running from Romania to Germany, carrying all his own kit in a 10kg backpack, which raised £10,000 to help poverty-impacted children worldwide.

He has also completed 49 marathons, came in the top 100 at the Marathon Des Sables and top 50 at the Half MDS, 7 marathons in 7 days, did a half marathon every day in December, 1 x 100 miler (1 might be enough) and failed to finish the Lavaredo twice (and is still annoyed about it).

Kieran also organises the annual Big End of Year Run, a free, turn-up-and-run chilled social half marathon around the sights of London on the morning of New Year’s Eve. It started with 3 runners back in 2013 and now has more than 300. It’s the best way to end and start the year.

Huw James

Huw James

Huw is a science presenter and adventurer from Wales.

He works with athletes around the world on climate issues and sustainability and circularity with outdoor brands.

He runs the Athlete Climate Academy with Kilian Jornet and Anturus Education for schools and educators.

Photo credit: Joby Newson

Carl Ryde

Carl Ryde

Carl is an elite masters runner, with a marathon PB of 2:23 and a top-30 finish overall in the London Marathon.

He has represented England at international level in the marathon and has been one of the UK’s top ranked masters runners at various distances, from 10k to the marathon. Carl is also the founder of Fitwins, the top-rated virtual running app, offering interactive virtual challenges, support and advice to help runners enjoy their running journey.

Tony Piedade

Tony Piedade

Tony Piedade is the founder of www.joggingbuddy.com a free platform that helps members buddy-up for a walk, jog or run. Founded in 2009, the platform now have members in over 120 countries. He is also the founder of JogOn (www.jogonagain.com) a national campaign to remove 1m pairs of running shoes from landfill.

A self-confessed “plodder” Tony has been actively (and quietly) motivating the masses to increase their levels of exercise through the buddy program.

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.

Nicole Frith

Nicole Frith

Nicole joined the Ordnance Survey Graduate Programme over six years ago and now works on the OS Maps app to bring new and exciting maps and features to its members.

Having moved to Southampton to start an unknown job in an unknown city, Nicole started running to meet people and make friends. Since going along to her first running session, she has become a member of four different running clubs as well as leading training sessions for friends and colleagues. She enjoys running both on and off road both at home and in the countryside, as well as training hard on the track. She has taken part in many races, including the elite women’s race in the Great South Run, and can often be found on the start line at a local parkrun.

Nicole enjoys combining her personal enjoyment of running and the outdoors with her day-to-day job on OS Maps to help more people enjoy the outdoors and the benefits it brings to out physical and mental wellbeing.

Dr Juliet McGrattan

Dr Juliet McGrattan

From an inactive, exhausted mum of three, to a marathon running health expert, Dr Juliet McGrattan is the first to say that running changed her life. It’s now her mission to help others experience the same transformation. After 16 years working as an NHS GP, Dr Juliet now uses her medical knowledge and love of running to help and inspire others to lead active lives.
An award-winning author, health writer, international speaker and educator, Dr Juliet breaks down the barriers that prevent people from experiencing all the physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise.
Dr Juliet is the resident Health Expert for Women’s Running magazine and the Women’s Health Lead, Master Coach and UK Director for 261 Fearless, a global, non-profit network which empowers women through running.
Juliet’s first book, Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health, published by Bloomsbury, was awarded first prize in the Popular Medicine category in the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. Her second book Run Well: Essential health questions and answers for runners was published in 2021. Dr Juliet has recently launched her first video course Run Through the Menopause to help women continue their love of running despite all the obstacles the menopause presents.

James Dunn - The Morning Coffee Run

James Dunn - The Morning Coffee Run

James is an ultrarunner, marathon addict and general sucker for punishment.

20+ stone back in mid-2015 and struggling mentally, James knew he needed to make a change and so headed out the door for a “run”. A year later had completed 4 marathons, 6 half marathons and kickstarted a love of running that’s led to exotic races like Marathon des Sables, the Dead Sea Marathon and a marathon around his two-seater sofa.

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.

Samantha Amend

Samantha Amend

Samantha Amend is a GB and England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner. Last year she broke a long standing 32-year standing British 100-mile record on the track and then further improved this by 24 minutes in 14hrs 10 mins, in the same race also breaking the 12hr record.

In the space of 8 weeks, Samantha ran a 100km to qualify for GB in 2022, then gained 2 British records and followed up by breaking the Grand Union record 145 miler from Birmingham to Paddington in 25hrs 45mins.

Samantha first represented GB as a veteran at the age of 36 in 50km and part of the GB team that won gold, then moved up distance to 100km where she represented again in both 2018 and 2022.

Aside from running/competing Samantha is a single mum of 2, works full time in IT as a Program Manager and coaches school kids fitness and enjoyment in running.

Christopher McShane

Christopher McShane

Christopher is Managing Director of Marathon Kids UK, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to combating childhood obesity and poor mental health in children through physical activity.

Prior to joining the charity in 2019, Christopher was a reception teacher in a Primary School in Coventry. After seeing an increasing trend in children becoming more overweight, a reduction in their self-esteem and low aspiration to take part in PE and physical activity, Christopher knew he had to make a greater difference. He set out to inspire UK children and families to become more physically active and with the support of the Marathon Kids UK team, is achieving this dream by influencing tens of thousands of children to move more.

Christopher enjoys working with people and takes pride in making a difference through sport. He is the Vice Chair of Governors and Early Years Curriculum Lead at Woodlands Infant School, in Solihull as well as the Safeguarding Officer at his local football club. He is also a co-owner of a successful health and fitness business, which has led to more sporting opportunities for children and young people in the village where he grew up in Ireland.

Zuzana Nemeckova

Zuzana Nemeckova

As a keen ultra-marathon runner, having completed distances from 50km to 100 miles as well as a multi-day 125km race, Zuzana quickly realised the importance nutrition plays in optimal performance. Her obsession with running led her to study nutrition and set up her sports nutrition coaching business, On Track Nutritionist so she could use her knowledge to help others reach their running potential.

Zuzana works with runners of all abilities, from complete beginners to seasoned ultra marathon runners, but she has a particular interest in helping female runners optimise their performance with the right nutrition so they can run further, faster and injury-free.

Martin Hopkinson

Martin Hopkinson

Martin has been involved in athletics from his Army Days, when he was a member of the Army Athletics Team alongside Kriss Akabusi and Kelly Holmes.

Inspired by his mum, who was an accomplished distance runner well into her 40s, Martin set up ‘Running at 40 Plus’ in 2021 to bring together an inclusive community for runners over 40. The organisation, which advocates raising mental health awareness and reducing stigma, has seen exponential growth and is proud to have Jo Pavey as its Ambassador.

He is looking forward to celebrating the organisation’s 2nd birthday on the Saturday of the show!

Ivo Gormley

Ivo Gormley

Ivo Gormley is the founder and Chief Executive of GoodGym – a social enterprise that combines exercise with social good. It has grown to be a movement of 20,000 people in 59 cities and boroughs. He is a 2020 winner of the Cambridge Social Innovation Prize. Previously Ivo led projects increasing public participation for Local Authorities and NHS Trusts.  He has advised on user participation for technology startups in UK and the US. He directed the film “Us Now”, a documentary about participatory culture which was broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK, translated into 24 languages and his film The Runners was watched by millions online. He has presented his work to governments worldwide including the French National Assembly, The Hague, the European Union, The Houses of Parliament (UK) and Washington DC.  Ivo is a Fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, and was a founding Trustee of the charity Art Against Knives.

 

Sabrina Verjee

Sabrina Verjee

Sabrina started ultra-running in 2014 inspired by Steve Birkinshaw’s record for visiting all the Wainwright’s summits on a continuous round which she went on to break herself in June 2021.

Sabrina is best known for her ability to race the most brutal and severe ultras. She won the Summer Spine outright in 2019, was the first female in the Winter Spine 2020 and more recently was the first female and Brit home on the Tor Des Geants in the Italian Alps and 5th overall. In September 2022, Sabrina published “Where there’s a hill” – a frank and inspirational account of how one woman ran her way into the record books.

When she is not out on the fells, Sabrina is a very busy small animal vet with her own independent veterinary practice in Carnforth.

Nigel Green

Nigel Green

Nigel Green is currently a physical education and physical literacy consultant having been a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University from 2009 – 2018. He taught physical education in four secondary schools for 29 years prior to this, during this time he led three departments, a faculty (including PE, Art, Music, Dance and Drama) and a networked community. Nigel has been involved in training teachers and providing professional development for over thirty years, in the UK and more recently in India, Taiwan, Brazil and many other countries worldwide. As Chair of the International Physical Literacy Association and Vice Chair of the North Western Counties Physical Education Association, Nigel demonstrates a commitment and passion to promote and support the development of physical education and physical literacy worldwide. He has written articles, delivered CPD, organised and presented at workshops, webinars and conferences on physical literacy and physical education. Nigel is editor of the Research Matters section of the AfPE journal and is currently working with schools, organisations, and governments both in the UK and across the world.

Craig Winter

Craig Winter

Craig Winter is the co-founder of Runr – the fitness and lifestyle brand for people passionate about running. Runr launched in 2016 with the aim of allowing people who are passionate about running to wear Runr with pride and show off their passion for the sport.

Craig enjoys running all distances from parkrun to ultra marathons, but it’s the feeling of taking part in events and being a part of the running community that he loves the most.

As a father to two young boys, he was shocked to hear that food bank use is on the rise. That was when he decided to join forces with Sarah to grow the Food Bank Run movement and get as many in the running community to get involved.

Sarah Donaghy

Sarah Donaghy

Sarah Donaghy is the welfare officer at Hampshire based Fareham running club. Having helped set up the club’s yearly ‘Food Bank Run’, Sarah was moved by the work of food banks in the UK. Following the death of her stillborn daughter Katie Louise in January 2022, she was touched by the help of the local community. Feeling the impact of those feeding her family at their lowest, Sarah was keen to see how the running community could help their local community. Her idea is to try and get as many UK running clubs to run their own ‘Food Bank Run’ in February 2023. She is personally contacting as many clubs as she can to spread idea of the movement.

Sarah is wife, mother to 4 children and Katie in heaven. She currently works as a primary school teacher and Senco, loving to see the next generation getting into the sport she adores – running!

Fitz Koehler

Fitz Koehler

Fitz Koehler, M.S.E.S.S. is one of the most prominent and compelling race announcers in America. As the voice of the Los Angeles Marathon, Buffalo Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, Gasparilla Distance Classic, DC Wonder Woman Run Series, and more, she brings big structure, energy, and joy to sports. As a fitness expert, she’s passionate about guiding others to live better and longer through her company, Fitzness® and has worked as a spokesperson and speaker for corporations like Disney, Tropicana, Oakley, and Office Depot. Fitz has also inspired millions of kids to get moving in the mornings through her successful school running/walking program, The Morning Mile®. Her hilarious and inspiring memoir, My Noisy Cancer Comeback, details the extraordinary collision of race announcing, the running community and cancer. Fitz enjoys water sports, strength training, animals, hugs, sarcasm, and travel. Find her at Fitzness.com and @Fitzness on Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook.

Gary Robbins

Gary Robbins

Gary Robbins has been one of Canada’s top ultra-marathon distance runners for the past 15 years. He’s attained many podiums, course records, and “fastest known times” over the years, including his still standing course record at the HURT Hawaii 100 miler, where he’s been the course record holder for over a decade, running the two fastest times in the history of the race.

He is perhaps best known however for his three non-finishes of the world’s toughest footrace, The Barkley Marathons. A documentary titled “Where Dreams Go To Die” captured his journey and has been viewed online over 2.5 million times.

Gary calls Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada home, along with his wife, son, dog and two cats. While struggling with a lack of races throughout the pandemic he still managed to run two 100 mile efforts. His first was charity run on a treadmill in his garage while raising money for British Columbia Search and Rescue organizations, and his second was a route he dreamt up from his front door that had over 30,000 feet of vert up and over six local mountains.

Gary is a race director and running coach by trade, and his events series, “Coast Mountain Trail Running” has donated over $350,000 back to local search and rescue and trails organizations over the years.

Becky Lyne

Becky Lyne

As a former professional athlete, Becky Lyne has experienced the highs and lows of a career at the top of her game. Her list of achievements includes fourth in the 800m at the 2006 Athletics World Cup in Athens and third in the 800m at the 2006 European Championships, Gothenburg, in a season that saw her voted Britain’s Female Athlete of the Year.

Throughout her career, Becky amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience working with world leading specialists and coaches, which she now shares with young ambitious athletes, as well as her local running communities to inspire runners at every level to achieve their full potential.

As well as drawing on the priceless hands-on experience of being a professional athlete, Becky uses the scientific background gained from her First Class Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University to shortcut through the confusion with the key guiding principles that form the GRACE-full Method.

Becky has always been someone to try and get to the root of the problem. Her international athletics career granted her the access to some of the country’s leading physios, biomechanists and doctors. Despite this, she spent the majority of her career side-lined by injury. Frustrated, she would ask herself, “If humans are designed to run, why am I still getting injured?”. There had to be something fundamentally wrong.

What followed was years of reading, studying and experimenting to try and find the formula that would get her back running consistently. It was only after retiring from athletics and allowing herself the freedom to start dancing (such reckless abandon would not have been permitted as a serious athlete!) that all the pieces of the jigsaw started to fit together. She realised that the postural requirements of dancing applied just as effectively to running. An epiphany whilst stretching in front of the fire conveniently packaged the 5 pieces of advice she would regularly give out to athletes she coached into the GRACE-full acronym.

Ben Parker

Ben Parker

Ben has spent 5+ years as a professional running coach, helping everyone from beginner runners to elite athletes. Ben is a qualified Personal Trainer, IRONMAN Coach, England Athletics Coach and Pilates Instructor.
In his spare time, Ben is a keen athlete himself, ranking top-5 in his age group for IRONMAN in the UK, and coming top-20 in the 2020 virtual London Marathon with a time of 2:34. Ben also recently qualified for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Steph Davis

Steph Davis

Steph was Team GB’s fastest female marathon runner at the Tokyo 2020 olympics, so she knows a thing or two about running! Steph’s first marathon was the 2018 Berlin Marathon and since then, she’s gone onto run a PB time of 2:27:16 from when she competed at the 2021 British Athletics Marathon Trials.
Alongside competing, Steph also works in finance as well as being a professional running coach for all abilities. She is sponsored by Adidas.

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.

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.

 

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 and supporting a better running form. In recent years she has taken her experience and used it to develop Pilates for Runners, an online subscription platform providing hundreds of easy-to-follow on demand sessions specifically for runners. The sessions are designed to target and improve the key muscles needed to develop and maintain a good running form.