About Run North West
Run North West was established in 2016 to offer the very best in race experiences, helping to meet the increasing demand for quality running events and provide opportunities for runners of all abilities to become active and live a healthier lifestyle. Since then we have progressed into retail and will re-open one of the UK’s most famous running stores in February 2018..
Meet the Team
Andrew Whittingham – Founder
Andrew has ran 2:50 for the marathon qualifying to represent England Vets at the 2017 Chester Marathon. He has represented his county on many occasions and is the team captain for the Cheshire team.
Sam Blacow – Operations Manager
Sam joined Run North West in August 2018 overseeing events and operations within Run North West. Sam is a member of Bramhall Runners and regualrly takes part in parkrun events in her free time.
Dave Norman – Store Manager
Dave joined the Run North West team in January 2018 ahead of the opening of the new retail store in Hyde. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having managed the Sweatshop at the site of the new store in Hyde for 13 years. Dave has been a member of Altrincham & District Athletic Club since 1992, and won the Greater Manchester Marathon in 2012 and 2013.
Jonny Mellor – Events & Marketing
Jonny joins Run North West with a wealth of experience competing at the highest level. A British International, Jonny has also represented England at the Commonwealth Games and races competitively for Team New Balance Manchester. Jonny also heads up our coaching services helping you prepare and make the most out of your day with Run North West.
Sophie Whiteside – Event Co-ordinator & Store Assistant Manager
Sophie joins from a strong background in the fitness industry having worked as a personal trainer in the North West area for over 7-years. Sophie also boasts a successful running pedigree competing for Liverpool Harriers in regional and national events across the UK.
Run North West is also calling upon the kind help of other runners, local business and recreational clubs to the mutual benefit of all in helping the community to a more active lifestyle. Run North West will also commit to raise funds for charity at every race. As part of our commitment to the local running community Run North West is proud to support grass roots sport by sponsoring the Manchester Area Cross Country League helping the league to grow and develop offering highly competitive races across all age groups.