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We are Runners Need. Since 1982, we’ve been providing runners of all abilities the kit, community and confidence to run well and feel good. We’re driven by the belief that it’s never too late to start running and are always striving to improve our services to support that, with free gait analysis, expert staff and nationwide Run Clubs helping you from your first run to marathons and beyond.


In 2015 Runners Need and Cotswold Outdoor became partners. We share the belief that people are happier outside and strive to provide the tools for everyone to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. That’s why we’ve decided to team up and bring Runners Need to Cotswold Outdoor, giving you the ultimate outdoor shopping experience.



Our range covers road and trail running, 100 metres and 100 miles, relaxed and racing, with shoes, clothing, accessories, nutrition and hydration and more. With the best brands and friendliest community, we are the running specialists and we are happier outside.


Runners Need is more than a shop. Our community is an essential part of our identity and we do everything we can to connect with and support our customers. To achieve this, we strive to provide the best expert advice, including hints and tips, training plans, buying guides and inspiration.

An initiative dedicated to maintaining fitness and community during these difficult times.

Be part of our community and make fast friends at your local Runners Need Run Club.

Explore our tips, tricks and guides to making the most out of your runs and training for the big event.


At Runners Need, we put our health above everything, mental and physical. That’s why Runners Need has exclusively partnered with Vitality to offer a massive 50% off running shoes. If you’re a Vitality customer, head over to to activate your discount. 


Runners Need stocks all the best running brands, from global heavyweights like Adidas and New Balance, to running specialists like Brooks and On and exciting newcomers like LNDR and Saysky. So, you can be sure that whatever you need, whether it be shoes, shirts, shorts or shiny gadgets, we provide the very best.