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About Us

 

i-Run started out as a blog, talking all things running. A dream and a whole lot of passion became a reality when i-Run opened the doors to it’s first store in 2014, welcoming runners far and wide. With a friendly and fun atmosphere we aim to make runners feel at ease no matter their experience or ability, we are proud to offer you professional gait analysis with our staff trained on running bio-mechanics.

Being keen, motivated runners ourselves; we know how important it is to get the little things just right to achieve your goals. We understand the unique mind set of runners, no matter what kind you are. We enjoy sharing our love of running and helping you on your journey, whether it is choosing the right shoe for your foot type, getting the right apparel for an important race or even selecting your energy products. In September 2015, we became 'The Run Company' which we celebrated with cake of course!

We are an enthusiastic bunch and each of us have our insane achievable goals that keep us focused and enthusiastic.

Gait analysis 

Running shoes are the most important piece of equipment for any type or level of runner. Gait analysis provides runners with essential information about their running style; the major focus of this is measure the degree of pronation. Pronation is the inward roll as the outside part of the heel strikes the ground. This acts as a shock absorber for the leg and the body, which helps to distribute the force of impact. There are different degrees of pronation;

What is video gait analysis? 

It involves running barefoot on the treadmill for a couple of minutes whilst a video is recorded using a gait analysis program. This allows a trained member of staff to slow down the video, analyse it in detail and explain the findings. Depending on the severity of pronation, different shoe options will be brought out depending on your foot type. Runners can then try on a selection of shoes looking at different cushioning, structured cushioning or maximum support options according to the results.

Meet the team!

James

James is the brains behind the shop; he has represented England in athletics and is a very talented runner. Having worked in a number of running specialist shops, he has been able to set up his own leading running store. He is a kind hearted guy, always up for a laugh and is a biscuit fiend. With a vast amount of knowledge on running he is the guy who will always find you the right shoe, no matter what it takes (crossing oceans and mountains!). Come rain or shine he will be out running, if you see him be sure to give him a wave!

Meg

Meg became part of the family early on, and couldn’t wait to get her feet into the shop. Having always been a fitness enthusiast, Meg brings experience to the table, along with a friendly smile. She currently studies Sport and Exercise Science at University, which she is really passionate about. With her in depth scientific approach she ensures you get the best customer service and advice. She also enjoys taking part in running races and a recent venture has lead to competing in triathlons, being part fish she was at home in the sea swimming.

Zoe

Zoe is our newest member of The Run Company, she enjoys to coach the younger runners at a local running club and is very passionate about doing this. She likes to cycle to keep active, looking to improve on running herself, she aspires to compete in 5K and 10K races in the future. With product knowledge being a strong point, she is a fantastic sales assistant and will be able to give you the information you are looking for.

Tony

Tony is our newest member of The Run Company. He is looking at running the Brighton Marathon in 2017. Tony enjoys running with his local club as well as with family and friends. He has had years of experience within some of our brands and so his expert knowledge is second-to-none and can answer question you could possibly have.