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Running Bear Alderley Edge

Running Bear will be 30 years old next Year. It has been long established as a Running Specialist, run by a team of running and fitness enthusiasts.  We have a wealth of knowledge in running shoes, running accessories and sports nutrition.  You’ll find our shop in the centre of Alderley Edge, with a car park opposite and plenty of good family friendly cafes along the street.  If you fancy a run when you visit, there are some great trails over The Edge and beyond.

We stock specialist running brands such as Asics, Nike, Brooks, Saucony , Innov8, On, Ronhill and more.  We also have an excellent value Running Bear range of clothing.  Most importantly, we offer comprehensive guidance through gait analysis, to ensure you can choose the best shoes for your comfort and to avoid injuries.  We’re very proud to support our local community and running clubs and to be involved in local events.  You’ll often see The Bear out and about!

Buying Shoes Online

Whilst we sell shoes online, we’re happiest to meet you in our shop to be able to assess your needs in person.  Sizes can vary even amongst the same make and model, and some small changes in a model can affect performance and change stability.  Also your running gait can change depending on your training, amongst other factors, and you may find that over time you suit a different model.

Our History

Running Bear was the brainchild of Geoff Pettengell and Anne Stentiford, who were both fanatical fell runners. To give you an insight into their world: Geoff completed the Bob Graham Round at the tender age of 28 in 1986 and Anne set the Ladies record for the challenge in 1990,  that’s 66 miles including a 27,000 ft circuit of 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District within 24 hours! Anne also held the record for the Paddy Buckley Round in Wales, a similar challenge. Both were members of Macclesfield Harriers when they first met.

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Katherine Wood – Our Ambassador

My name is Katherine Wood and I am 24-year old endurance runner. I’m currently a PhD student at The University of Manchester, working in the field of genetic medicine researching a group of genetic craniofacial disorders. I moved to Manchester two years ago to start my PhD; prior to this I studied biochemistry at Pembroke College, The University of Oxford, and I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire in the North-East of Scotland.

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