Race organisers & Running Retail Specialists
Our Story So Far…
Born in 2016 to meet the growing demand for quality road races, we now host four 10k events across the North West of England including the Trafford 10k, Alderley Edge 10k, Southport Seaside 10k and Wilmslow Festive 10k as well as organising our first trail race in the summer of 2018 at Quarry Bank Mill on the outskirts of Wilmslow.
In 2018 our business grew as we became events organisers and running specialist retailers when Run North West re-opened one of the countries most famous retail running stores. Originally opened 40 years ago by Ron Hill MBE, the Hyde store on Market Street has serviced runner’s needs continuously until September 2017 when Sports Direct the holding company for Sweatshop decided to close the store along with many other Sweatshop locations.
Our running store, under the Run North West name offers the very best expertise and knowledge provided by a team of elite runners headed up by Dave Norman, two-time winner of the Manchester Marathon. Dave a hugely popular figure within the running community has over ten years experience working in specialist running stores alongside his background organising Trafford 10k.
With a team of runners it was a natural progression from our existing events business to showcase our love of running and our passion for great products and exceptional customer service. Run North West offer you the full running solution including events, shoes, merchandise, nutrition and sports massage. Soon after opening our first store we extended our offering online with the aim of giving you the same great products and range found in store.
We stock all the major specialist running brands including Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Garmin, Hoka, Inov-8, New Balance, On Running, Polar, Saucony and of course Ron Hill, who we owe so much of our heritage to. With an extensive range of road trainers available for neutral and support runners we also play tribute to our beautiful surroundings on the edge of the Peak District with a wide range of trail shoes to help you explore the open countryside.
Our team are able to provide expert advise on every conceivable question from elite club runners to someone making their first purchase having just starting their running journey. Experts in gait analysis as well as training and injury prevention, our high mileage club runner sales team have personal experience of almost every situation and can therefore provide the knowledge you need. Boasting British Champions and Commonwealth Games representatives within our business, we ensure we offer only the best products for sale tried and tested by our passionate team.
In addition to footwear we offer a range of running clothing and accessories to help you get the most out of your training with GPS watches and the very best nutrition products from leading brands OTE Sports and Sport in Science.
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Shop in confidence with our trained staff on hand to help you successfully navigate the running shoe purchase process. With so many brands and models to choose from, with sizes sometimes varying on the same make and model based on the latest updates the smallest of changes can make a huge difference.
We want to learn more about how you plan on exploring in your new trainers and hear all about your next challenge. We’re not being nosy we just love running and we want you to pick the perfect pair of running trainers to help you along your way! Through our experience of fitting people for running shoes we’ll often ask you questions about what you will be doing with your brand new pair of shoes. Are you a beginner or a seasoned runner? Do you run 10 miles, 25 or 40+ miles per week? Do you typically run on trails, road, or a treadmill? What is your injury background and if any are you still experiencing pain? We may also ask if you are training for an upcoming race partly because we love to talk running and more importantly to help you with your selection. All of the answers to these questions will help with the fitting process alongside our free gait analysis service. Your trainer selection will also vary significantly on the distance your training for, whether that’s a parkrun or an ultra marathon.
It’s also important to note that your running gait can change over time so it’s worth checking your gait to ensure you’re running in the correct pair of running trainers to reduce your risk of injury. We at Run North West believe a happy runner is a fast runner so call into store today where we’ll be more than happy to help!
Our event offering includes some of the regions leading races ran on fully closed roads with bespoke medals, tech t-shirts (Excluding Wilmslow), chip timing and free photographs.
Our Running Events
- March – Trafford 10k
- July - Alderley Edge 10K
- August - Quarry Bank Trail Race
- September - Southport Seaside 10K
- November - Wilmslow Festive 10K
How To Find Us
Just off the M60 near to Stockport, Hyde is easily accessible from all over Greater Manchester, Cheshire and beyond. We have lots of free parking just behind the store. Please use sat nav SK14 1EX. The nearest side streets immediately behind the store are one hour free parking then the next streets are free unlimited parking.
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When approaching from the M60/M57 follow Hyde town centre onto Union Street, past Morrison’s on your left and then KFC on your right. At market street lights, we recommend turning right then immediate left onto chapel street. You will then find the parking options we have highlighted.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Phone - 0161 368 6888
Email - [email protected]
Address - 148 - 150 Market Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1EX
- Monday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Tuesday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Wednesday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Thursday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Friday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Saturday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Sunday - 11.30am - 4.30pm
Andrew Whittingham - Founder @runobsessedwhitty
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 and founded Run North West to meet the increasing demand for high quality running events within the area.
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 @davenorman78
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 as well as work as a sales rep. Dave has been a member of Altrincham & District Athletic Club since 1992, and won the Greater Manchester Marathon in 2012 and 2013 and is an extremly popular figure within the local running community.
Jonny Mellor - Marketing @j77nyy
Jonny joined Run North West in 2016 with a wealth of experience competing at the highest level alongisde consultancy work at Great Run. 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 - Store Assistant Manager @sophiewhiteside
Sophie joined Run North West at the end of 2016 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 and has worked in running retail previosuly as well as qualifications in sports massage.
Meet the rest of the team here.