Up & Running Reading

The UK's biggest independent running specialist retailer we are here to help you achieve your goals.

A wide range of leading brands for all of your running and fitness needs!

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Photos from Up & Running UK's post 15/04/2024


Congratulations to all the dedicated runners who crossed the start line and proudly posed for their finish line snapshots! A special round of applause to our amazing Up & Running team members who conquered the challenging 26.2 miles – your accomplishment inspires us all 🌟⁠

Well done to Sarah, Liam, and Craig – wear those hard-earned medals with pride!⁠


It's real...⁠

The feeling of mara-noia is taking over, here are five tips on how to overcome with confidence and composure in the lead-up to marathon day...⁠

1. Trust your training⁠
2. Visualise your goals⁠
3. Practice relaxation techniques⁠
4. Focus on the present
5. Embrace the experience

Is anyone else feeling the struggles? Let us know your top tips! ⬇️⁠


The story behind Runr

Running isn't just an exercise, it’s a passion, and a lifestyle choice. As runners, we take pride in our achievements and we love the supportive sense of community spirit.

That’s why we created Runr."

Read all about how the love of running turned into the Runr brand that it is today.



Pre-marathon feels 👀

Is anyone else in the grip of taper madness? The struggle is real... hang in there, you've got this!

Let us know if you're heading to the start line in London in a couple of weeks⬇️

Photos from Up & Running UK's post 05/04/2024

Move your mind this spring⁠

Unwind and embrace the peaceful glow of the light nights wit ASICS. Find your stride, feel content and put your mind at ease with every step.⁠

We're loving the ASICS Gel-Nimbus 26 and Novablast TR, what's your favourite? 👟⁠



Taking on new peaks... 👀

This month some of our Up & Running team will be reaching new heights, taking on the iconic Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge in aid to help raise funds for our amazing charity partner 💜

Embracing the Yorkshire roots of the company and putting themselves at the foot of a 24-mile round-trip route including 1585m of ascent aiming to finish the round within 12 hours (and hopefully a smile on their faces...)

Heart Research UK is an incredible charity that works together to prevent, treat and cure heart diseases through research, education and community support. Every penny that we collect will go a long way for this amazing charity

Any donations for vital funds for Heart Research UK and to support our team in taking on the iconic Yorkshire peak trio would be greatly appreciated

🔗 https://www.justgiving.com/page/up-and-running-yorkshire-three-peaks

From our Up & Running Ramblers team, thank you 🧡

Photos from Up & Running UK's post 31/03/2024


Are you heading to the streets of London to conquer those 26.2 miles? Check out these essential tips to help you prep for the big day!💪 ⁠

With the countdown on and the excitement building, make the most of the iconic event and get the true marathon-ready feel with the official New Balance TCS London Marathon collection!

Available exclusively online and in our Teddington shop
➡️ https://upandrunning.co.uk/collections/new-balance-london-edition-collection


Hop into store this bank holiday 🤗⁠

Easter bank holiday is here and why not treat yourself to more than just a chocolate egg 👀 Some of our shop's opening hours may change slightly so please take a look at your local shop's social media pages or give them a call!⁠

📍Find your local shop below


Photos from Up & Running UK's post 23/03/2024

Lace up & Let's Race⁠

Ready to leave winter in the dust? It's time to kickstart your spring races with both speed and style. Outpace the competition and breeze through those miles with our race-day favourites...⁠

▪️ New Balance TSC London Marathon FuelCell SuperComp Elite v4⁠
▪️ Saucony Endorphin Range
▪️ Puma Fast-R Nito Elite⁠

What's your go-to start-line pair?⁠


Photos from Up & Running UK's post 20/03/2024


Come join us at for an evening of London Marathon excitement, with only one month to go what better way to get hyped up for the big day itself? The details you need to know ⬇️

📍 Up & Running Teddington⁠
📅 Thursday 21 March 2024⁠
🕕️ 6 - 8pm⁠

🏃Guest speakers
👟Bushy Park run
🍕Pizza + Pint

Grab your FREE ticket before they're all gone! This is an event you won't want to miss 👀

🔗 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-running-x-new-balance-london-marathon-evening-tickets-857908546557


This ain't no spring fling...⁠

..your new running companion is here, now up to with up to 20% off selected Shokz 🎶⁠

Sending rhythms through your bones to keep you in the groove and aware of the world on your next run.⁠

Shop in-store and online and get your feel-good fix🏃⁠



Find your local Up & Running📍⁠

Your local Up & Running shop could be closer than you think... with 29 shops across the UK map! Whether you're pounding the pavement in London, sprinting through Manchester, or hitting the trails in Edinburgh, there's an Up & Running store near you! 🗺️ ⁠

Visit us in-store and meet our amazing staff who are ready to gear you and fuel your running journey with expertise and enthusiasm 🛍️👟 ⁠

P.S Did we mention that our Horsham shop is now back Up & Running? We're thrilled to be back with our Horsham community! 🧡


Brooks Glycerin: Andy's Winning Choice🏆️

Andy from our York team has been putting the Brooks Glycerin 21 to the test, and here's his verdict...

"With over 20 years of legacy, this shoe exceeds expectations. The enhanced cushioning and ample width offer stability for those long runs, making each stride feel like a breeze.

Having relied on previous Glycerin models for my last 3 marathon training blocks, this version maintains all the features I love and keep me coming back for more, while boasting a modern look and vibrant colours with this newest update."

Shop below or pop into your local Up & Running to try on for yourself! 👟



Time for sale? We think so 👀⁠

Take your running journey to the next level whether you're new to the running scene, here to set new records or an athlete of many talents looking for an all-in-one watch to keep up. Search our sale and find what you've been looking for...⁠

▪️ Forerunner 55⁠
▪️ Forerunner 265 + music edition⁠
▪️ Fenix 7⁠
▪️ Epix Pro⁠

Treat yourself in-store and online, but hurry before stock runs away...⁠


Photos from Up & Running UK's post 13/03/2024

Conquer new heights🏔️⁠

Introducing the Altra Mont Blanc Carbon - the ultimate trail companion for your wildest adventures! Lighter, faster, and ready to dominate any terrain.⁠

Lace up and let's hit the trails! ➡️https://upandrunning.co.uk/collections/altra


Run With Her 🤍

Celebrating the ones who lace up beside us, pushing us to go the extra mile, nurture guide and run with us through the journeys. Whether that's family, friends or the running family we chose.

Celebrating with a run or is it a treat day for you? 👀

Photos from Up & Running UK's post 08/03/2024

Who Runs The World? Girls.

This International Women's Day, we're giving a big shoutout to the awesome women at Up & Running. They're at the heart and soul of our team, from the stores to the office. Let's take a moment to celebrate their achievements and running journeys...

Beth, Edinburgh: Growing up, both my parents were avid trail runners, so I started running with them and soon fell in love with spending hours out on remote trails just exploring.

Sarah, Head Office: Running gives so much and you definitely get back what you put in. The best part? The amazing people I've met along the way. The running community's support has been incredible, and I'm hugely grateful for the friendships I've made along the way.

Reka, Chiskwick: Running has been a part of my life for years, marked by the thrill of completing numerous marathons and ultramarathons. Since my debut marathon in 2016, I've conquered a total of 10 marathons, each one adding to my passion for the sport.

🔗Read their full stories and find out their kit favourite kit picks via the link below


Photos from Up & Running UK's post 07/03/2024


Ready to revolutionize your runs? The latest release from Garmin is packed all with must-have features that every runner needs to make the most of every stride and help to achieve their running goals this year 🚀⁠

• Built-in GPS⁠
• Advanced Running Performance Metrics⁠
• Stunning AMOLED Display⁠
• Enhanced Safety Tracking⁠
• Intuitive Touchscreen & Buttons⁠

And we're just getting started...

This is your opportunity to elevate your training game, grab yours today in-store or online! 🛍️



Goodr Shades of Spring😎⁠

Spring is nearly here, and it's the perfect time to elevate your runs with Goodr Sunglasses. Featuring polarized lenses for clarity and a feather-light design for comfort, they're your essential accessory for the season.⁠

Shop here ➡️ https://upandrunning.co.uk/collections/goodr 🌺

Photos from Up & Running Reading's post 06/03/2024

Introducing the Altra Timp 5 - the latest version of the high-cushion trail shoe - Now instore!

This trail running shoe is perfect for those who love to explore off the beaten path. Boasting a Vibram Megagrip outsole and an upgraded Altra Ego MAX midsole, the Timp 5 is equipped to take on any adventure. With an improved fit for better performance on any terrain, you can confidently tackle any trail or ground. Get ready to experience the ultimate trail running shoe with the Timp 5.


Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 5k Social Run Group.

We had 35 runners tonight and well done to the few who ran Wokingham Half last Sunday. Hope you achieved the goal you set for yourself and now you can rest those legs.

Have a great rest of the week and see you again next Tuesday.


Tonight we have our popular 5k Social Run Group at 6:15pm.

Jamie will be heading out before to check the course, we are expecting that some of the normal route we use is underwater so we shall be running an amended route.

You'll have Jamie and Tom who will be leading this weeks run.

See you all later.


Good luck to all the runners participating in this weekend's marathon, which we are supporting this year. Hopefully, the weather will be kind to you and you have a great run.

Remember that in-store, from now until race day, and for two weeks after, you can get 15% off all full-price items*. Perfect for any last-minute kit requirements or nutrition to help power you through the race.

(*excluding watches, valid until 10/03/24)

Photos from Up & Running UK's post 22/02/2024

Softness awaits ☁️⁠

Ready to run with your head in the clouds? Lace up the new Brooks Glycerin 21 for a cushioned journey that feels like you're running on clouds! Let your feet float while you chase your dreams...⁠

Shop online or at your local Up & Running


Photos from Up & Running Reading's post 21/02/2024

Barnes fitness have released details of the excellent Dinton pastures 5/10km Summer series, taking place once a month on a Thursday night between May and August - always a popular local race, check out the details www.barnesfitness.co.uk

Also don't forget the Wokingham 5/10km that is fast approaching on Sunday 17th March, entries are filling up for this excellent race, perfect warm-up for Reading half - so don't delay!


Well done to the 44 runners who made it to this weeks Social Run Group.

A big thanks to Kathryn Mitchell, Soft Tissue Therapist for coming along and answered all your questions regarding any injuries or running niggles you had for her.

Also, good luck to anyone who’s competing at Wokingham half this Sunday. Hope everyone enjoys the event and complete your individual goals on the day.

See you all next Tuesday.

Photos from Up & Running Reading's post 20/02/2024

Introducing the new Garmin Forerunner® 165 GPS running smartwatch.

With pace, distance, and heart rate, you’ll see your progress shine on the watch’s AMOLED touchscreen display while Garmin Coach and race adaptive training plans help you chase your goals.
Get a more complete picture of your health, not just a glimpse, from your Forerunner 165 smartwatch, with up to 11 days of battery life in smartwatch mode.

• Reach your goals with personalised daily suggested workouts that adapt based on performance and recovery; use Garmin Coach and race adaptive training plans to get workout suggestions for specific events.
• As soon as you wake up, get your morning report with an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook alongside weather and HRV status (data presented is intended to be a close estimation of metrics tracked).
• With training effect and training effect labels, you’ll see how your workouts impact your fitness and understand the primary benefit achieved from your workout.; recovery time lets you know how long you need to recover before your next high-effort workout.
• Safety and tracking features, including incident detection (during select outdoor activities) and Assistance, send a message with your live location to emergency contacts when paired with your compatible smartphone;
• Leave your cash and cards at home; Garmin Pay™ contactless payments let you pay for purchases on the go (with a supported country and payment network).

There is two models, one that also has music on the go. With 8 GB of internal memory, download hours of music to your watch, and connect with your wireless headphones for phone-free listening.

Garmin Forerunner 165 - £249.99
Garmin Forerunner 165 Music - £289.99


Tomorrow we have our popular 5k Social Run Group at 6:15pm.

Joining us, We have Kathryn who is a Soft Tissue Massage Therapist and for anyone who's currently training for a half marathon or marathon, she's here for running niggles or any sport related question you may have for her.

You'll have Jamie and Tom who will be leading this weeks run.

See you all tomorrow.


It's race week for many local runners, as this weekend the sold out Wokingham Half Marathon take place. With nearly 4,000 runners, it is sure to be a fantastic atmosphere.

Best of luck to all running, and remember that there's 15% discount off full price items instore, so whether it's those last minute nutrition bit a to keep you going or a perhaps a carbon plated super race shoe we have you covered!

Pop in and see Jamie and the team at UP & Running Reading and get a 15% discount, take your confirmation, race number or medal :-)

Photos from Up & Running UK's post 18/02/2024

Ready, set, sale!🚨⁠

Gear up for your next run with our End of Season Sale, with up to 50% off. All you need to hit the road running, take the off-road route and feel race-day-ready.⁠

🛍️ Available in-store & online - products may vary in-store⁠

✨️Tap to shop - https://upandrunning.co.uk/collections/sale


The Ronhill Fortify waterproof running jacket providing the sweet spot between breathability and water protection in the wettest of conditions.

This jacket is stacked with incredible waterproofing and has been added to our sale, it was £170 and now £119!

The Fortify jacket has the perfect sweet spot between breathability and water protection. The balance of the two will stop you from overheating and keep you dry when the rain arrives.

The jacket is fully adjustable hood moulds to your head giving you an un-obstructive view and stopping rain from getting in.


Brooks best selling trail shoe the Cascadia 17 - is now on SALE ! ✨
Get yours now 🥳 Available in-store now!


We are gearing up for the Spring/summer season and our biggest end of season sale for years, with up to 50% off clothing, shoes and accessories, we have plenty of bargains available.

Nearly all of our clothing has at least 30% off, including great options from Ronhill and Pressio.
We have over 300 pairs of trainers reduced by at least 30%, and tons of accessories included.

Pop into store soon and see what we have, once it's gone, it's gone!!

Sale starts Friday 16th February


More cushion. More softness. Less gravity. ☁️👨‍🚀

The Glycerin 21 has landed so you don’t have to... Get carried away in the weightless softness of Brooks' newest Glycerin, featuring nitrogen-infused DNA LOFT v3 cushioning. Brooks have magnified the plushness to elevate softness to new levels, so you can just focus on the run 🏃

The Glycerin 21 comes in both a neutral and stability option, instore now.


Well done to all 32 runners who made it tonight for a rather wet and humid 5k Social Group Run.

Also, well done to a few who ran Bramley 20/10 last Sunday and for those who have started upping their distances for marathon training.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and we will see you all again next Tuesday.


We are excited to announce that we are now re-stocked with Garmin forerunner GPS watches.
Instore we currently have the Forerunner 55. 265, 265s and 965 models - with new models to launch later this month.

We have some exciting new products and brands due into store this month, already we have some incredible new footwear options, but we also have new watches, nutrition and clothing to land imminently.

Photos from Up & Running Reading's post 12/02/2024

It's Raining Saucony!

Two of Saucony's reliable daily trainers make a return to store with some big updates!!

The new Ride 17 has a brand new cushioning system of PWRRUN+ which provide a very soft and springy feeling when running those daily miles.

- Neutral
- PWRRUN+ foam - our softest-feeling foam that's unbelievably plush and springy
- Increased outsole coverage - greater protection and durability
- Enhanced fit - taking your feedback from Ride 16, we focused on comfort-first performance
- Engineered mesh upper - extra breathable and comfortable
- 8mm offset
- Weight: Men 282g, Women 238g

The new Guide 17 is now has maximum cushioning with a new rocker geometry along with their new support system CentrePath Technology. This keeps you're feet nice and stable when striking from heel to toe.

- Maximum comfort - the PWRRUN+ sockliner coupled with PWRRUN midsole provides a soft feel the moment you step in.
- CenterPath Technology - a modern approach to stability focused on comfort and protection.
- Stable, smooth strides - broader platform and higher sidewalls cushion and guide your gait.
- 6mm offset
- Weight: Men 269g, Women 232g


One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is how many gels are required during a marathon or half-marathon and which brand is the best. We stock a wide range of gels from brands such as Gu, High 5, Torq, SiS, and Rawvelo.

The answer is that not every brand works for every runner as they can differ in sweetness, thickness, and consistency. The best approach is to use them during your training runs, and see which one suits your palate and stomach the best.

Regarding the number of gels required, a helpful chart from provides an idea of how many gels you may need to take. It's important to remember that we are all unique, but if you're running for over 90 minutes, your body's energy systems will run out of useful fuel to keep you moving forwards.

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Our Story

Back in 1992 Gillian, a running enthusiast embarked in a modest way with our first small running shop in Harrogate. The formula was, and still is, simple yet effective:

Provide second-to-none customer service for the running and fitness community, and
be better than your competition.

Since then the company has gone from strength to strength; and now we have shops all across the country, including a successful franchise network, and a thriving web sales operation.

Voted by runners of the UK as the best national retailer 2019, 2018, and 2017 at the Running Awards.

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Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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