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Running Bear Alderley Edge

Turning 30 this year, we are delighted to be regarded as the Running Specialists of the North West. With a wealth of 5* reviews, Running Bear is a team of friendly running and fitness enthusiasts who absolutely love every aspect of the industry, you can read more about the values the Bear live by here! We have in depth knowledge of Gait Analysis, 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, New Balance, Hoka, Inov8, On, Ronhill and more. We also have an excellent value Running Bear range of clothing.

Most importantly our gait analysis is recommended by local physios as an absolute must – we like to think the reviews speak for themselves! We’ll do all we can 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 recently launched our own Virtual Running Club ‘Running Bear RC’ – You can find out more about this under the ‘community and club’ drop-down.

Buying Shoes Online

Sizes can vary even amongst the same make and model, and some small changes in a model can affect performance and change stability. Please consider that we would always recommend going half a size up in your running shoes.

Your running gait can change depending on your training, amongst other factors, and you may find that over time you suit a different model so please check out our virtual gait analysis for all your online help.


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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Carol & Josh – Our Ambassadors

Carol (@birdyruns) started running in her mid-forties at the Race for Life 5k, since then she has run over 35 Half Marathons and 5 Marathons🤩 She began running seriously in her fifties & believes that running should not be defined by age!👏🏻

Josh (@lureofthewild_), began his running career when he moved to the Lakes, routinely running the perimeter of Lake Windemere. Now living back in Cheshire, he’s completed over 25 marathons and has become an expert ultra runner winning the South Downs Way 50-Miler in 2020.

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