UP & RUNNING, the shop that keeps Bournemouth running!

Whether you're just taking your first steps or well on the road to your next marathon we're here to help and advise. Pop in and visit our shop for an informal but informative chat and let us help you get the most out of your running or fitness experience.

How to find us!



Closed from 23nrd March and Re-Open at the new address on the 27th March
New Address: 723 Wimborne Road, BH9 2AX


442, Wimborne Road

Opening Hours!

Mon-Fri  10am-6pm
Sat 9am-5.30pm
Sun Out running
If for whatever reason you can only come in after these hours please phone to let us know and we can stay open to accommodate you.

Contact us!

Telephone: 01202 522666
Email: bournemouth@upandrunning.co.uk

Meet our staff


Simon is a member of local club Littledown Harriers. He runs all distances from 5k to marathons, particularly enjoying the off road runs in and around the area. Simon also ran with the Hash House Harriers whilst working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia finding the social side of running as enjoyable as the running itself. This year's Flora London Marathon saw Simon dressed as Paddington Bear (he still ran sub 5 hours!), raising money for Action Medical Research. Simon also enjoys the challenges of Ashtanga Yoga, which he uses to improve core stability, breathing and posture for running.

"We hope we generate an informal but professional atmosphere in our store. Using sound product knowledge and experience we are able to assist anyone in achieving their running goals. We've all been beginners and know how intimidating it is to go into a "specialist" shop but here we allay those fears by understanding our customers' needs. Pop in anytime, the kettle's always hot and there's even a chance of a Jaffa cake."

Staff Photos Coming Soon

Products and News



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



Product Reviews


Is there a product you'd like to see reviewed here? Contact the shop to get their thoughts.

Run With Us


Some local runs ...

Even in the merging towns of Bournemouth and Poole there are plenty of places to run. Runs along the prom between Sandbanks and Hengistbury Head are ever popular in the area. There are routes that can be taken along the River Stour pathway which give the impression of running in the countryside and can be incorporated into a long or short run to offer a variation from the streets. For those longer Sunday runs why not exploit the natural beauty of the Purbecks which have a mixture of challenging hills and spectacular scenery on cleary worn walking routes.

Local Races


Dorset Athletics have a splendid fixtures list here.

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


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 ...

HOMEGYM HIRE Fitness equipment hire company inc. treadmills, cross trainer, steppers, rowers and more.
Body In Motion - Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic 01202 720300
Debbie Crow, Stokewood Injury Clinic 07979 867623
Remedial & Sports Massages,
Claire Day
01202 773013
Eammon Deane, Sports and remedial massage 01202 466778
Lawrence Dreifuss, Podiatrist Tuckton Chiropody Centre, 01202 427658
Nigel Eldred - Ferndown based Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist 07974 622856
www.fitnessmaster.co.uk Spencer's Boot Camps
training in a friendly and open air environment
also www.fitwomanbootcamp.com
Littledown Centre 01202 417600
Massages & Personal Trainers,
Sandra Hewson
01202 297047
Massages & Personal Trainers,
Mandy Marshall
Poole Sports Centre 01202 774644
Primera Sports Cycle specialists
Results Personal Training, Michelle Noble 07791 736420
yogaco.net Simon & Kani's yoga teacher

Have you got a local running-related business that our customers will want to hear about?
Drop in to discuss it ...