UP & RUNNING, the shop that keeps Darlington running!

 Hello and welcome to Up & Running in Darlington established in 2005.

We firmly believe that we have the most friendly and experienced staff in the North East of England, all who have a wide range of running and general fitness knowledge.  We are sure that we can answer any questions you may have with regards to running and we strive to cater to all levels and abilities.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

How to find us!


47-49, Skinnergate

We are located next to Taylor's, the best pie shop in the world

Opening Hours!

Easter Opening Times

Mon-Sat  9.30-5.30
Sun  Out Running!

Contact us!

Telephone: 01325 367723
Email: darlington@upandrunning.co.uk

Meet our staff


Pam  is the store's manager and has been with Up & Running for four years.  Pam was a excellent runner with the Army (in the olden days) and brings her experience instore with product knowledge and common sense tips for runners who may be starting out again.

Emma is fairly new to running with a background in dance and exercise classes.  She is keen to get new people running and help them achieve their fitness goals.  She completed the Great North Run this year as her first half marathon.

Holly is at college studying sport among other subjects and regularly trains for triathlons

Products and News


Coming Soon

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



Informed opinion from our knowledgable staff and key customers ...

Garmin 610

The 610 GPS features Touch Screen Technology, although this isnt the first time Garmin have ventured into this area, the 610 performs brilliantly in the biggest down-pours.

Building on the Forerunner 305 and 310 functionality and GPS Satellite Aquisition performance the 610 picks up the signal normally inside 45 secs if one is outdoors and quicker on a clear day.

There are the normal multi-screen functions available, with user specific functions for those who must know their training stats second by second, auto scroll thru of the *windows* was excellent and has three user options.

The 610 has the excellant *Where To* - *Back to Start* Navigation function that has helped a couple of my customers find their way back to their cars when caught out in low cloud or fog when training on the North York Moors.

Downloading the training data is the same as the 310XT, which is via the Garmin Wireless ANT system, and loading it onto a PC/Laptop with Garmin Training Center installed is very easy, most athletes can normally manage to do this without too much trouble.

All-in-all a excellant bit of kit and I am sure once the word gets out it will become firm favourite with runners and cyclists alike.

Review by Mic, July 2011

Brooks Ghost 4

Brooks have a real winner with the Mens and Womens Ghost-4 Running Shoe, weighing in at 314grams for a UK 8 shoe it features a beautiful soft sock-liner and super comfortable heel-counter, allied to its Curved Last and Flex Groove forefoot design this is one of the most comfortable and responsive shoes that I have worn.

Designed for the Neutral runner, the shoes curved last really helps the transition from heel to toe if a runner is a heel striker and if mid/fore-foot this provides an excellent *crash-pad* for initial footstrike.

I have used this shoe for faster paced running and interval sessions, as well as grinding out longer miles, and I recommend this shoe to the senior athletes I am coaching for distance up to the marathon.

I would rate this shoe 5 of 5 for comfort, responsiveness, support and cushioning, the shoes colour-ways are easy on the eye as well.

Brooks also produce this shoe in junior sizes and have not scrimped on the junior shoe , and this makes for a great shoe for juniors just coming in to athletics / running.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS moderate support shoe has been a World Class winning product for 10 years, I think that they may well have another winning product for the next 10 years in the Brooks Ghost.

So come down, get your Gait professionaly analysed , and if your a Neutral footstrike it could be the Brooks Ghost-4 may well be the shoe for you!

They also produce a Goretex version of this shoe the GTX so you now have better opportunites to train even if the great British weather trys to stop you.

Review by Mic, July 2011

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


Run With Us


Some local runs ...

Call in for ideas for some great local running routes...

Have a look at Future NE England races - Barry Cornelius's site with links to races and results in the NE

Or 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 ...

Physio: The Cambridge Medical Centre      
The Cambridge Medical Centre is a centre of excellence where you will find all of your physiotherapy needs met.
We offer comprehensive physiotherapy diagnosis and treatment lead by Joshua Wies, Chartered Physiotherapist.           01223 306 841 or cambridgephysio@gmail.com

TrailKings Courses, trips and services for mountain bikers and road cyclists
First Step 2 Fitness (ladies only) 176 Victoria Road, tel. 01325 360040
Penthouse Fitness Suite 86-88 Skinnergate, tel. 01325 353637





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

http://gr8events.org.uk/latest-events - Gr8events is a A North East sporting events company established to bring a variety of great activities to individuals of all levels.  Proud to be supporting some of their events.