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

The York Up & Running shop is handily located on Fossgate, in the city centre. Call in for friendly and expert advice on running and fitness shoes, clothing, and accessories; video gait analysis and shoe fitting, information on local races and training.

How to find us!


46 Fossgate

Opening Hours!

Easter Opening Times

Mon-Sat  9.00am-5.30pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Contact us!

Telephone: 01904 733744
Email: york@upandrunning.co.uk


Meet our staff


Richard began running in 1999 to get fit ... and has since completed 11 marathons and numerous half marathons with a PB of 2h42:11 at London. He has a 5km PB of 15.59, half marathon of 1.11 and a 33 minute 10km. His technical expertise in shoe fitting is as unstoppable as his desire to run.

Andy is a Senior Sales Assistant at the York store. A member of York Acorn/City of York, he comes from a middle distance track background but in more recent years competed on the road from 5k to the Marathon. When not running Andy is the front man of a blues/rock band called the Koyotes. Andy will be hoping to improve on his PB of 3:58.22 at the York marathon which takes place in October this year..

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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 ...

Aspex Nile sunglasses

Aspex sunglasses are reasonably priced shades starting at around £17, including high quality lenses and very flexible and comfotable polymer frames. The particular pair I have worn for a couple of London Marathons (plus other races) are the 'Nile' model (retailing at £25), a slim-fitting shade with interchangeable lenses (they come with dark lenses and yellow lenses for the Winter). They are comfortable, have nose and ear pads so they don't rub and also because they are so light and well fitted, they don't bounce. The price also incudes travel pouches that double as lense cleaners. The range come in the slim-fit and classic-fit, depending on the size required.

Review by Darran, Sep 2011

Saucony ProGrid Kinvara

You could easily be mistaken in to thinking that such a light weight shoe (men's 218g, women's 190g) is only appropiate for short races. But the Kinvara has been designed to offer enough cushioning for longer runs and general speed work.
I wore a pair for the London Marathon and found them to be fast, responsive, yet very well cushioned.
The heel to forefoot differential is a mere 4mm, so it is a brilliant shoe for those wishing to move towards 'minimalist' running.
At £90 you get an ultra lightweight shoe with the longevity of a shoe that is much heavier.

Review by Darran, July 2011

Inov-8 Flyroc 310

This is a well cusioned off-road shoe, that goes beyond trail running. It is equally at home whilst Nordic Walking on trails as it is on the fells or on forest trails. I've worn them on runs from Pickering, through the fields (pretty muddy!) into Dalby Forest and along trails, both slippery and hard packed surfaces. To summarise, the Flyroc 310 is a well cusioned, versatile off road shoe that offers good protection over distance. With a broad fit and fantastic grip, it dries quickly when wet (due to its high wicking upper) and is suitable for events such as off road marathons

Review by Darran, 2011

More Product Reviews from this shop

Brooks Glycerin 8

With the Glycerin 8, Brooks have introduced their new DNA which together with BioMoGo, the DNA speads the pressure in the best way possible in that it adjusts itself to meet your personal needs. If it is maximum cushioning you are after then this is the shoe for you. It is suitable for anything from 5km up to marathon plus distance. Coming in at 357g it is a good weight for such a cushioned shoe. It has stayed at £95 which a good price point for such a high level shoe. As with all Brooks shoes it is very hard wearing and ideal for marathon training battering round the streets.

Review by Richard, 2011

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Run With Us


Some local runs ...

Richard has plotted a 10k training route at WalkJogRun.net, click here.

A great area to run in York is just by the river. Starting just by Cliffords Tower you can cross over the road by the river onto a foot / cycle path, hidden by an avenue of trees, you can follow this path (provided it's not flooded of course) for about 1 mile. You can then cross the Millenium bridge and either follow the foot / cycle path to the race course area which can take in any number of routes and distances including a clear route all the way to Selby (roughly 14 miles, for anyone doing marathon training). Alternatively you can take a right along Terry Avenue which runs the full length of this side of the river. For added km / mile you can take in Rowntree Park. Just be careful of slipping on geese & duck desposits while circling the pond or you might find yourself doing an aquathon. You can then exit the park area back onto Terry Avenue where you can join Skeldergate bridge back over river back to Cliffords Tower. This loop will nicely come in at around 5km. A lovely traffic free route (which is no easy task in York) and largely well lit for dark winter evenings.

Local Races

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

And drop into the shop for the latest race information and entry leaflets - if you're a race organiser let us know your race details.


Local Running Clubs


Harrogate Tri Club - www.harrogatetriclub.co.uk

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 ...

SWEAT EQUITY sweatequity@hotmail.co.uk
MI Pilates
07912 566753 - mipilatesyork@gmail.com
Abbey Leisure Centre Selby - 01757 213758
Atlanta Health and Fitness Centre Clifton Moor - 01904 690819
Mark Baxter, Trainer 01904 744850
The Body Works Clinic Tel 01904 623166 or 07505 845401
Daryl Carter Daryl Carter BSc GSR Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic
Roko Health Club, Clifton Moor 01904 479163
Courtneys Gym Monks Cross - 01904 642162
Emperors Health & Fitness Centre York - 01904 610208
EBOR Fitness 01904 611070
Fitness First, Clifton Moor 01904 693322
Highthorn Physiotherapy Clinic
Andrew Horwood, Podiatrist
01904 431818
JDB Lifestyle
Gym-Free Personal Training & Massage Therapy at your home
07710 472383
Jorvik Physiotherapy Jeroen Suur BSc, MSc, Chartered Physiotherapist, 07790 937 236 / 01904 633221
Tom Lininsh, Personal Trainer 07738 294989
Little Wolf Physiotherapy Gareth Whelan, 0844 225 0955
Livingwell, York 01904 606100
Pocklington Physio Clare Davison BSc (Hons) MCSP HPC, Tel 01759 305532
Pro Sport Physiotherapy 07003 400543
Roko Gym 01904 699740
Mark Sullivan
Personal Trainer/Sport Therapy
Mark Sullivan, MSc. DipFTST. IIST. IIHHT.
01904 411580 or 07768 997376
Total Leisure Fitness York - 01904 630266
White Rose Clinic 01904 622 599
York Physiotherapy Practice Gale Lane, York - 01904 784055

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