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Meet the Running Bear Team

 

We’re a team of running and fitness enthusiasts, who will be delighted to meet you in our shop, talk to you on the phone or over email! We absolutely love what we do and always look forward to sharing our passion for running and knowledge to help our customers run happy and injury free!

Bear Leader

Social Media and Marketing Specialist
Business enthusiast
Fitness & Gym lover
5k Runner
Fave food = Pizza!

Running Enthusiast

Owner of Running Bear
25 years of Retail experience
A passionate runner for 15 years
Keen cyclist
Member of Wilmslow Running Club
Chair of The Wilmslow Running Festival
Organiser of other sporting events for Charity
Fave food = Crisps!

Running Enthusiast and Ambassador

Running for many years on all terrains and distances
A passion for local road racing and long distance, including over 35 Half Marathons
A member of Congleton Harriers
Represented Cheshire and England Masters
Currently North Staffs Road runners Lady Vet of the year, holding record for 15k & Marathon & Congleton Harriers Lady Road Runner of the year.
Fave food = Ice Cream!

Running Club Leader

Tech Guru
Experienced operations & event manager
Administrator of Running Bear RC
Sports enthusiast (Man City Mad!)
5K Runner
Fave food = Lasagne

Running Enthusiast

Running for 13 years on all terrains and distances
A passion for local fell racing
A member of Congleton Harriers
A lead in children’s school Cross Country
A true running family

Running Enthusiast

Running for over 30 years on all terrains and distances
Former British Police Cross Country, Orienteering and Fell Running Champion
Impressive list of Personal Bests and big contributor to the medal wall!
Member of Wilmslow Running Club
Organiser of many running events

Running Enthusiast

Sophia is a distance runner, she completed her first marathon at 18🏃‍♀️ Although she mainly runs half marathons, her favourite kind of running is heading out to the trails at sunset🌞 Recently she’s taken up surfing and horse riding – you’ll find her at her happiest in the outdoors🌊
Fave food = Salmon!

Running Enthusiast

A recent graduate from the University of Leeds.  A runner from a young age, previously competing in athletics.  Favourite runs are the muddy ones with her mum, Carol and sister, Sophia, who are also part of the Running Bear family.  Also a very keen netball player, having competed at County and Regional level and playing for Leeds University.
Fave food = Chips , Cheese & Gravy

Running Enthusiast

Committed volunteer at Park Run
Runs for Boalloy Running Club
Participated in both school and XC league
Favourite runs are long country runs with good company

Running Enthusiast

Runner for over 10 years and member of Bramhall Runners for the last 4 years.
A passion for running any distance from Parkruns to Ultra marathons.
Favourite races are in the Fells XC Snowdon Marathon and Bullock Smithy.
Parkrun volunteer and LiFR qualified.
Enjoys yoga and core work.
Fave food = Greggs!

Expert Coach

Fully qualified coach
Impressive running pedigree from track to half marathon
Commentator for UK Athletics
Worked professionally in International Sport
Strong supporter of local community through park runs
Community Hero award for services to sport
Chairman of Manchester Cross Country League
Race adjudicator for North west of England Athletics
County selector
Coach for Running Bear Faster 5K

Running Enthusiast

Competitor at all distances from track to ultra
Completed over 50 two day mountain marathons, including many class wins
Completed ‘The UK Big 3 Challenges’ all in under 24 hours (Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley, Ramsey Round)
LIFR qualified