7 Must-Visit Shops for Runners in Newcastle
It's that time of year again! The legendary great north run is just around the corner and at NE1 we’re here to get you geared up with the finest kit in the toon...
Practice makes perfect, but your running skills are nothing without the right pair of trainers. When it comes to selecting the right ones, everyone has their own unique needs. Think comfort, built-in support, style, shape, and of course you want them to look good too. Our pals at JD Sports over on Northumberland Street are on hand to help you pick out the perfect pair. With brands such as New Balance, Nike, Adidas and On Running, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Pay them a visit and head for that finish line.
Comfort and practicality is everything when it comes to taking part in the Great North Run. While you want to look good, finding suitable clothes should be the number one priority.
Head over to Fenwick and get yourself kitted out with the finest gear NE1 has to offer. From sports bras and leggings to running shorts and t-shirts, there’s something for everyone to feel comfortable in ahead of the big day.
Now it’s time to think about those little details that are sometimes overlooked. Head to Boots in Eldon Square to stock up on all of the must have odds and ends that will really give you an edge this race day. They've got a fantastic range of protein powders, bars and supplements that'll help convert all of your hard graft into muscle. Keep your joints in gear with cod liver oil, vitamins and supports too. After all, your health comes above anything else on race day and these essential products will help keep you in tip-top shape!
Get yourself geared up with cool gadgets to excel in this year’s race. With an abundance of wearable tech available to suit any budget at John Lewis, you’re set to get ahead of the pack. With tons of cool fitness watches out there designed to monitor your heart rate, measure your distance, time, steps and more, you’ve got the stats on your wrist to help you go the distance.
Situated just behind The Gate on Low Friar St, Northern Runner is a brilliant hidden gem of a shop that specialises in all things running. That’s right, one whole shop dedicated ONLY to running - you’re going to be in a runner’s dreamland here. They’ve got a wide range of running shoes, clothing, accessories and equipment... basically everything you’ll need to get kitted out for the Great North Run. Even better than that, they’ve got friendly staff on
hand that are well trained in gait analysis too. That means you’ll be walking away with the ideal running shoes for your feet as you storm through the pack - get in!
Fueling your body with the right nutrition pre-run, is an essential step in getting race ready. A healthy diet filled with fresh and nutritional grub is the way to go and with the help of our pals over at the Grainger Market, it couldn’t be easier. Think fresh food from independent vendors dishing up the best in international cuisine. All of that, plus plenty more nutritional businesses on hand to get you fighting fit.
Looking for race gear and accessories at purse-pleasing prices? Start Fitness has you covered! The popular Market Street shop has turned into a mecca for Newcastle’s fitness fanatics over the years due to its huge range of epic fitness paraphernalia. Pop in to browse through racks-upon-racks of running shoes, track outfits,and nutrition supplements. We know energy bars, water bottles and phone holders are easily forgotten on race day, but with Start Fitness open you’ll never go without these vital race day items ever again. A visit to this cool city centre business will have you raring to go come the big day!