UP & RUNNING, the shop that keeps Birmingham running!

The Birmingham Up & Running shop is handily located in the City Centre. Call in for friendly and expert advice on running shoes, clothing, accessories, video gait analysis, shoe fitting, information on local races and training.

How to find us!


25-29, Temple Street
B2 5DB

Opening Hours!

Easter Opening Times

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Contact us!

Telephone: 0121 6343600
Email: birmingham@upandrunning.co.uk

Meet our staff


Louise started running when she was eight years old and hasn't stopped since! Her favourite distance is the marathon and she regularly runs 70 miles a week. Louise has a Sports Science degree, Sports Massage qualification and is a level 2 UKA athletics coach and so is knowledgeable on training, sports nutrition, injury prevention and running shoes..

Aidan is a graduate of Sports and Exercise Science at Worcester University and as such is our biomechanics and gait-analysis expert, but his knowledge of kit and nutrition is also second to none..

Natalie is an extremely keen runner, training morning and night over a range of distances and at the gym, often running up to 80K in a week. Friendly and approachable, Natalie has a passion for sharing training tips, clothing advice and footwear guidance. She enjoys 10K races, spin classes and tough interval sessions.

Mike is a keen triathlete and 10k runner and has a passion for helping people with their training. Mike is happy to help runners of all abilities to find their perfect running shoes.

Lauren is the newest member of the team and her friendly personality and excellent knowledge of gait analysis make her a welcome addition to the store. Lauren enjoys 5km races on the road and 1500m races on the track, but does try to avoid cross country races if she can!

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Gait Analysis


It's important that your running shoes fit correctly: our trained staff can help find the right shoes for you: in a short session on our treadmill they can do a video gait analysis using sophisticated Dartfish software.

Find out more about gait analysis at UP & RUNNING.

NB if you would like to enjoy the full benefits of our gait analysis system and shoe-fitting service, please arrive at least half an hour before shop closing time.


Training Guide


Run With Us


Some local runs ...

A 10k route from the City centre

On Broad Street join the canal at Brindley Place/Hyatt Hotel. Follow the canal past Five Ways and all the way down to University rail station. You can leave the canal here and cut through the University grounds. Go through the University and join the Bristol road. Follow the Bristol road north, back into the city centre - you will arrive back in the city at the pagoda roundabout/Raddison hotel.

Quick 5K from the City centre

Go to Snow Hill and follow Livery Street under Queensway. Join the canal off Livery Street and run on the North (right hand side) of the canal. Follow the canal past the NIA and carry on until you pass under Ladywood Middleway, a few hundred yards further along the canal you can cross a bridge and follow the canal back into the city on the other side where you come out into Brindley Place.

Edgbaston/Harborne 10K ish

Follow a circuit of Edgbaston reservoir and exit from the Rotton Park Road end, go up the hill on Rotton Park Road and join the old railway line - Harborne walkway which is a pedestrian, tree-lined promenade. Carry on down Harborne walkway and you will come off on Park Hill Road at the bottom of Harborne. Go along the road and turn left up Nursery Road, continue up this hill, cross the Hagley road, carry on down Rotton Park Road and complete another lap of the reservoir.

Off Road

Good routes to be found in Sutton Park (North of Birmingham), Clent and Lickey Hills (South of Birmingham).

Ask our staff for advice on some great local training runs ....


Local Races


27th April Stratford Half Marathon
4th May Lichfield Half Marathon
11th May Market Drayton 10km
18th May Cobra Classic 10km
8th June Aldridge 10km

Drop into the shop for the latest race information and entry leaflets, and if you're an organiser let us know your race details.

Local Running Clubs


Aldridge Running Club - Meet on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at the 'Stick and Wicket Club' - WS9 8NH - as well as informal sessions on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. The emphasis of ARC is 'sport for all' and aims to support and encourage all levels and abilities.

Bournville Harriers - Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning meetings, as well as additional structured and coached sessions. Bournville Harriers is well known as a friendly club but also boast a performance team and a private race series 'Tour of Bournville'. There are 3 official club training sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7.20 pm at the Rowheath Pavilion (with free parking, changing facilities and access to the Pavilion’s licensed bar), and on Saturday morning, 8.00am at Cofton Park.

BRaT Club - Running meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for a range of different training - technique, intervals, speed and endurance for all abilities. Fancy yourself as a bit of a triathlete? BRaT also offer swimming and cycling training sessions.

Cobra Running and Triathlon Club - Running sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday with a women only session on Wednesday. Cobra's club motto is “Running for Fitness, Running for Fun”.

Elmdon Women's Running Group (on Facebook) - The club meets at 8.45am on a Saturday morning at Tan House Farm road car park. Attending the group is free; all you need to do it register at www.runinengland.com. Elmdon Women's Running Group is aimed at getting women active through running. If you've never tried running before, or just don't want to go out on your own, they provide a safe and friendly environment in which you can give it a go.

Kings Heath Running Club - is made up of runners and 'want to be runners' living in or around Kings Heath. Don't worry if you've never run before- beginners are their speciality! There are two daytime beginners groups (Thursdays and Saturdays) and two evening groups, catering for all abilities (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Meet at Kings Heath Park, Avenue road car park at 7pm for evening sessions.

Sparkhill Harriers - Meet in the annexe of Fox Hollies Leisure centre every Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 7.30pm. For seniors Thursdays are usually less structured and less well attended so newcomers are encouraged to come along to Tuesday sessions initially.

West Bromwich Harriers - WBH meet every Wednesday night at 19:15 for a 19:30 start. The club is based at the Q3 Academy - facilities include changing, showers and free hot drinks - you will have to pay £2.20 at the Main Reception. A small, friendly athletics club catering for athletes of all standards WBH have been around since 1920!

Knowle and Dorridge running club – two main club runs a week; Wednesday at 7.30pm with runs for all abilities and Friday morning at 9.15am aimed mainly at beginners. A friendly club based at Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club, Solihull, B93 8ET.  www.knowleanddorridgerunningclub.org.uk

Warley Woods Pacers – The club meets three times a week at the Pavilion in the scenic Warley Woods, Bearwood, B67 5ED. The sessions are every Tuesday at 7pm, Saturday at 9.30am and a longer run on Sunday at 9.30am. Very friendly, motivational and caters for all abilities of runner. www.2run.co.uk

Twin CR - Meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Clifton Rd Youth Centre, Sutton. Both a running and core fitness club, the group is friendly and all inclusive, with training sessions held in the beautiful Sutton Park.

Tipton Harriers – Training sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm and on Sunday mornings. Based at Tipton Sports Academy, DY4 0BS, with access to a floodlit athletics track. Tipton Harriers welcomes all runners whatever their level. www.tiptonharriers.co.uk

Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club – A friendly running and athletics club based at the clubhouse on Wyndley Lane in Sutton Coldfield, ideally located to make great use of Wyndley athletics track and Sutton Park. The club caters for all ages and abilities and is keen to introduce new people to the sport. Training evenings are Tuesday and Thursday (6-8pm) and a number of groups also go out on Sunday mornings. http://rscac.co.uk/

Birchfield Harriers – The road runners section welcomes new members of all ages, from complete beginners to international athletes. They enter a variety of races from 5k to marathon, but welcome fun runners who do not intend to race but who wish to improve. They meet at Alexander Stadium on club nights, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Peter Lawton on peterlwtn@hotmail.com. http://birchfieldharriers.net/

City of Birmingham Striders – Beginners are made very welcome at this small and friendly club. Running sessions are Tuesday evenings (7pm meet) at Aston University, Thursday evenings (7pm meet) at Livery Street, Saturday mornings (10.15am meet) at Livery Street and Sunday mornings (10.15am meet) at Edgbaston Reservoir. If you are interested in joining the group please email running@groupmail.com.

Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletics Club – Meet Mondays 6pm at The Ryland Centre, Bromsgrove and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30pm at Abbey Stadium, Redditch. They have excellent facilities including an all weather track and cater for athletes of all abailities interested in road running, track and field, cross country and trail running. http://tinyurl.com/nuo4rgs

Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club - a well established club based on the edge of the Clent Hills Country Park. They cater for athletes of all standards, from beginners to elite, with a wide range of facilities, from track & field to road to cross country. http://www.halesowen-athleticclub.co.uk/index.html

Would you like to list your local running club here? Just call in with your details!


More Local Info for Runners


Some local businesses and services of interest to runners ...

Ignite Health & Performance
Ignite's approach is to make you function more efficiently for what you do, increasing your performance and making you more successful. The personal trainers have a unique style, which focuses on movement and functional biomechanics. If you want to improve your performance, tackle your injury problems or lose weight these are the guys to go to!
Website - http://www.ignitehealth-performance.com/


Birmingham Sports Massage and Sports Injuries Clinic
The clinic offers a range of techniques such as osteopathy, sports massage and acupuncture. If you suffer with back/neck/shoulder pain, sports injuries, trapped nerves or postural problems then the clinic may be able to help.
Website - http://www.londonandbirminghambackandneckpain.co.uk/

City Physiotherapy Clinic. The clinic offers effective physiotherapy for musculoskeletal, neurological and sports injuries.
Website - http://www.cityphysiotherapyclinic.co.uk/

The Guildhall Practice
The Guildhall approach is more than simply pain relief. Their core intent is to improve the mechanical balance through the body, not simply treating the painful joint. Regardless of which therapy you choose at The Guildhall Practice, this holistic approach forms the bed-rock of every treatment plan. They encourage you to maintain a routine of exercises aimed at maintaining your flexibility and encouraging stability. The treatments available include osteopathy, physiotherapy and sports massage.
Website - http://theguildhallpractice.co.uk/

The Edgbaston Foot Clinic. Based on Sandon Road, Edgbaston.

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