A York shop has moved into a new location, and is celebrating by hosting a very special guest next month.
Up And Running has celebrated its 30th anniversary with a move to Colliergate.
What was the Cast Iron Bath Shop is three times bigger than its previous home on Fossgate – allowing the specialist running retailer to stock more goods. And there are plans to expand upstairs too.
Manager Richard Lowson says more people took up running during lockdown which has helped Up And Running to grow.
And he was delighted to be on Colliergate, with its busy footfall. The street is on the up – what with Up And Running, and another recent arrival, handcrafted stoneware shop Country Traditionals, Colliergate is now fully occupied.
It took months to refit the store with a fresh, modern vibe, but only a few hours for the staff to transfer the stock to the new location.
Up And Running has two special offers to celebrate the move: free technical running socks with shoes and a free Headhog neckwear with clothing purchases – while stocks last.
More excitingly still, sporting legend Sally Gunnell will be visiting the new shop on Saturday 21 May.
During a golden 24-month period between 1992 and 1994, the 400m hurdler won every international event going, taking golds at the Olympics, World Championship, European Championship, Commonwealth Games and more, as well as breaking the world record.
Sally will take part in a Q&A session during her York appearance alongside Gillian Macfarlane, founder of Up & Running, from 5pm, before leading a short warm up and guided run around the city at 6.30pm.
Up And Running stocks sports shoes, apparel, accessories and electronics, with products from popular running brands including Brooks, Asics, Saucony, Mizuno, Garmin, Karhu, Ronhill and Pressio.