Last month, the team set off for London all nerves and anticipation, ahead of The 2016 Running Awards. This year held at The O2 in London, on Friday the 22nd April 2016.
Defending champs for Best Independent Retailer & Best for Customer Service
Thanks to your nominations, we we’re up for UK’s Best Independent Retailer & Best for Customer Service. With a chance to retain these titles for a second year running!
The stakes were high. So you can imagine our frenzied reaction when Mr. Speaker announced our name on the mic, as the winner for both hotly contested categories. *Arms raised to the sky, celebratory team hugs and dancing jigs up to the podium.* We did it!!!
The Running Awards is special to us, as entry and success is solely down to public vote. It’s the only awards programme where runners and consumers nominate and vote for their favourite products, brands, publications, sports retailers and events.
These awards give us confidence that we’re achieving our vision – that ‘through exceptional product and customer service people will run with us for life’. And proof that our hard work is recognised by those who matter most: our loyal customers. On that account, taking them home for a second year in a row, is a momentous achievement and means a great deal to us.
We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to our fantastic customers, suppliers and partners, for your votes and continued support! And applaud our brilliant team members who work hard every day, always pushing the boundaries to deliver excellence.
We had a fantastic night celebrating our achievement, as a party of 700 guests. The biggest brands in running were there including Nike, Adidas & Parkrun and we had the pleasure of seeing partner brands including Garmin, Brooks, Shock Absorber and Ronhill pick up awards too.
To finish, kind words from our fantastic customers. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Pamela Bridge: “Fantastic motivational run from the Bridge of Allan shop this morning. Thank you”
Danielle Willox: “5 star service from @run4itonline Dundee yesterday, great first run in my new @brooksrunning trainers!”
Tom Hogarth: “@run4itonline had the best experience today with Hamish at the new Maybury store, He has secured you two customers for life! Thank you!”
Fiona Wood: “Thank you so much for all your help this morning, answered all our questions and took loads of time with us. We’ll be recommending you to EVERYONE (whether they run or not!)”
Rachel Cox: “Recently visited your Aberdeen Store. I was served by Stuart. I have not been to that particular store before and I really enjoyed the experience! He was pleasant, knowledgeable and loved the random Run4It facts!”
Lauren: “Thank you @run4itonline Edinburgh for your help this am! Brilliant service for dodgy joints”
Lorraine Scott: “A huge thank you to the guys at the Bridge of Allan store. First time in the store yesterday for a new pair of trainers. Great service, knowledge and advice will definitely be back!”
Debbie Vaughan: “Had the pleasure of the running gait analysis in Run4it Bothwell Street Glasgow at the weekend – massive thank you to Alex for your help and advice – first run with my new Mizuno’s today and NO ankle pain!”
Gregor McDonald: “Hey guys. Just a quick note to say thank you very much to the guys in Aberdeen and at your head office who managed to get the new Garmin for me in sooper quick time. Service was beyond excellent and completely reaffirms why I choose to shop local as much as possible. See yous at Balmoral on Sunday.”