UP & RUNNING, the shop that keeps Oxford! running!

The Oxford shop sponsors and supports many local races and charities, and enjoys being a part of the local running community. With glowing articles in the Sunday Times and Oxford Times, the shop in Headington has built up a good reputation over the years offering help and advice and support on all aspects of running.


How to find us!


106 London Road.

Opening Hours!

Easter Opening Times

Mon-Sat  9.30am-5.30pm
Thu 9.30am-6.30pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Contact us!

Telephone: 01865744266

Email: oxford@upandrunning.co.uk


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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



Product Reviews


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

Nike+ Sports Band

Simple is good! What does an average (non-fanatical obsessed guru) runner want to know whilst they are running?
1) The average pace of the world’s fastest Tasmanian devil?
2) The curve of the earth divided by their MBI?
3) Or how fast they’re going compared to yesterday? For the latter, pick up a Nike Sports band.

A Nike Sports band tells you your run time, distance, calories, pace and chronological time, and it’s simple to use. Coming out of the box at 95% accuracy and offering calibratation for even greater accuracy, this little unit is a winner. It’s best suited for long runs where your stride-length remains constant because it is not GPS. This band is ideally designed for a Nike shoe, which houses the sensor within the EVA sole. For those of you who don’t wear Nike, Tune Belt have come to the party and created a Sensor case which attaches to your laces and makes this unit compatible with any branded shoe. Once the hard work is done, and you’ve finished your cool down and stretching (as we all do….), all the data can be quickly transferred onto Nike.net. Just remove the watch face which is actually and “awesomely” a USB connection and plug it into any computer. Your personal page pops up to store all you runs, paces and times, and plots them onto an easy-to-visualize graph. If all this is not enough, Polar have come to play too, offering a Polar heart rate strap that allows for heart rate to be added as an optional extra.

The Nike Sports band spurred me on as I pounded the roads training for the Edinburgh marathon and at the same time inspired my wife on her 3 kilometer runs around the meadow. It comes highly recommended to anybody who is at an entry-level stage of distance tracking. While GPS distance trackers recognize altitude and accommodate for varying stride length, they are also considerably more expensive. At £41.00 the Nike Sports band is a whole lot of fun and great value.

Review by Scott, July 2011

Nike XC Waffle Spikes

Overall a great XC shoe and offers a fusion of lightness and excellent support - excelling particularly in mud/dirt. There are only four spike receptacles, so advise 'upgrading' to a 12mm spike - but other than that, a great running shoe.

Review by Ben Cross, 2011

Nike Lunar Racer

As far as racing shoes go there is no competition. As a lad who enjoys going through racing shoes monthly, this is the best one yet. 156 grams do shoes come any lighter. As well as been stupidly light they have looked after my feet with a good level of cushioning.

Review by Sam Kitching, 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 ...

Headington Road Runners' Local Routes

Local Races

Up & Running Oxford are proud sponsors of local charity SpecialEffect who hold many great running and challenge events to fundraise for their cause, click here to find out how to get involved.

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


Military Personnel Discounts

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

Trainers, Physios

Oxford's Advanced Physiotherapy & Pilates Service


Back 2 Best Chris Chesterman MSMA MGHT, Sports Massage Practitioner
Sue Edmonds
Specialist Nordic Walking Instructor
07739 146838
Rob Footitt MSc, BSc (Hons), MChS
HPC Registered Podiatrist
Specialising in Biomechanics, Gait Analysis and Orthotics
Clinics in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire
07969 620381
Catherine Holland
Remedial Massage - Sports Injury Clinic
Headington, Oxford and Abingdon
Specialising in Old Injuries: even some of those you have been told you will have to live with, or perhaps a difference of opinion (fasciitis, cruciate, bursitis, arthritis etc).
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre 01865 227606
Oxford Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic Raleigh Park Clinic, 45 Raleigh Park Road, Botley OX2 9AR
Tel: 07743 366 377
Stuart Oliver Ba Hons, ITEC Diploma in Massage - Therapeutic Massage
Peak Sporting Performance
Osteopathic Back Pain and Sports Injury Clinic
Oxford University Sports Complex, Iffley Rd Oxford, OX4 1EQ
J. Gibbons BSc (Ost): 07850 176600
P. Ledger Dip FTST Dip IIST: 07714 436990
(Discounts available for students and Headington Road Runners)
Daniel Wolff-Lawson BSc Fitness Consultant, Wolff Fitness Ltd
35 Andersey Way, Abingdon
mob 07960 258935

Gyms etc.

Arena Fitness  
David Lloyd  
Fitness Exchange  

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