Up & Running, the popular running specialist, has officially come of age this summer, celebrating 21 years of serving local running communities. The Yorkshire based company started out in 1992 with one store in Harrogate, and then, after a few years expanded to Leeds and York; 21 years on, they are now up to 30 Up & Running stores nationwide with a vision to expand further. The company however is still a family owned business and husband and wife team, Gillian and Dennis Macfarlane have retained a key set of ideals that set the company’s foundations. Every customer should receive unparalleled personal service in a friendly and knowledgeable environment for runners and fitness enthusiasts. Up & Running Managing Director Gillian Macfarlane says “In 21 years we have seen many changes in the specialist running market, but we have evolved for the needs of our customers for today while maintaining our core values.” She went onto say “It is important to recognise that in an age of increasing online activity customer service becomes all the more important especially as it’s the one thing that online shopping can’t provide. It is however the one thing that customers seem to desire. We recognised that 21 years ago and things haven’t changed since then.” To celebrate 21 years of service for the running community and to say thank you for their customers’ commitment to the brand, Up and Running is giving away a party bag worth £21, with all purchases over £50 from Friday 12th July. The party bag contains the limited edition 21st birthday Choob, a pair of technical running socks, and a training diary. They are limited however and only available while stocks last. Happy Birthday Up & Running, and thank you for helping us achieve 21 years. Come and join the party starting 12th July! About Up and Running Up and Running has been kitting runners out for over 21 years and now has over 30 stores across the UK. Specialising in running shoes, running clothes and running accessories with products from key running brands such as Brooks, Asics, Mizuno, New Balance, Inov-8, Sub 4 and Ronhill; Up and Running is a one stop shop for all aspiring and active runners. For more info visit www.upandrunning.co.uk Personal Statement: “We only sell the best products, tried and tested by our keen team of runners and we only employ staff who enjoy fitness and can advise you. We know what it is to run, and we only have your best running and fitness interests at heart”.