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Inspiring people to improve their fitness, health and wellbeing through running.
At Run4It we see running as a force for good, an accessible sport capable of inspiring people from all walks of life to feel and be their best and achieve great things.
Our teams, both in the shops and online, aim to help runners of all levels and interests improve their running experience, through providing the best possible range of products, coupled with great customer service.
Run4It Inverness is no exception and since opening in 2008, has helped thousands of runners to find their running shoes, while creating lasting links with the Highland running and fitness community. Thanks to support from within our local community, we have won awards at the National Running Awards for the past 5 years, in both the Customer Service and Independent Retailer categories.
When it comes to gear, we’ve got you covered! We stock an extensive range of road and trail running shoes from leading and emerging brands including adidas, Altra, ASICS, Brooks, HOKA, Inov8, New Balance, Nike, Salomon & Saucony. To accompany our footwear range, we have a great range of running clothing that ticks all the boxes for comfort, performance and style, together with a wide variety of running accessories including GPS watches, headphones, nutrition, socks, hats, gloves, and more. Brands including Ronhill, Nike & 2XU make up our clothing range, whilst others including AfterShokz, Goodr, Garmin, Hilly, Feetures, Petzl, Ronhill and Torq make up our accessories range.
We offer a free video analysis and shoe fitting service called +runlab in-store and can guide you on which running shoes are best suited to your needs and goals. This service is currently available by appointment only. Book an appointment online: run4it.com/book
Niamh, our Shop Manager, and her team are a knowledgeable bunch on hand to help you reach any running goal. The team has a wealth of experience and interests ranging from road and track running, through to orienteering and hill running. From 1500m up to ultra marathons - we've got you covered.
Join our free Sunday Trail Series for monthly trail runs (held on the first and third Sunday of every month) in different locations local to Inverness. All runners are welcome! For more information visit facebook.com/pg/Run4ItInverness/events/ or call us on 01463 259849!
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Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and we'd love your feedback on our products and service, to hear what's working and how we can do better.
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Niamh joined the Inverness team in October as the shop manager, having previously worked in the Dundee shop where she started in 2017. Niamh trained and competed in track for many years in sprints/hurdles. Now retired from track, she enjoys running at a more leisurely pace on the road and trail. Aside from running, she also enjoys road cycling, mountain biking, hill walking, and strength training. Niamh has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and alongside this spent time working as a strength and conditioning coach.
Shaun joined the Run4It team as Assistant Manager in June 2017. He first got into running in late 2013 and went on to complete his first half and full marathon the following year. He enjoys any challenge that running can bring him and will take part in everything from Parkrun up to Ultra Marathons. Since 2018 he has developed a desire to get better by training better. As a result he has seen his race times fall quite considerably. Some of his proudest moments include a 1st place at his first ever Ultra (Glen Ogle 33, 2018), his first "sub 32" 10K (31:54, 2021) and completing a solo Marathon in 2 hours & 32 minutes! (2021)
Luke joined the Run4It team in August 2014, spending time working in both the Inverness and Aberdeen shops. Luke is a member of the local running club, Highland Hill Runners, and has been racing around Scotland for almost a decade in the club’s tartan stripes. He is currently working towards his Mountain Leader qualification, so will be spending as many hours as possible up in the mountains, attempting not to get lost. Luke is a qualified Public Health Nutritionist, so if you’ve any queries feel free to pop in-store and pick his brains!
Gordie rejoined the Run4It team in October 2016 after a 5 year hiatus. After a brief sojourn on the roads, he found his true love in the hills. He is now a mid pack V50 with over 125 hill races to his credit. He is Luke's father and enjoys nothing better than a simple day out with junior on the highveld.
Eilidh joined Run4It in November 2021. Having spent three years working in ski resorts across the world as a ski boot fitter, she returned home to enjoy the Scottish mountains. After quitting smoking in 2020, she took up running to help the cravings and inadvertently fell in love! She enjoys running in the woodlands around Inverness and Nairn. Eilidh completed her first half-marathon in 2021 and hopes to complete both the Loch Ness Marathon and the Dava Way Ultra in 2022.
Finlay joined the team in October 2021 as his first part-time job. He is a member of the Inverness Harriers and the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad. He is a keen orienteer and competes nationally against orienteers from across Britain. He is working towards key selection races in early 2022 for international camps and races in the summer, while also keeping up with his last year in school.
Nairn Road Runners are a small, friendly club, located in the coastal town of Nairn who cater for all running abilities. They run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, details and times can be found on their website. We have been working with NRR since December 2013 supporting both their Turkey Trot on Boxing Day and 10K in March.
Inverness Harriers is the largest running club in the Highlands based at Queens Park, boasting a whopping membership of over 300, including 3 of our own staff. Being our local club, Run4It has always worked closely with the Harriers, resulting in a great partnership; we support them at events, and they support us in the shop. Whether it is track or field, cross country or road running you’re interested in, the Harriers will cater to it. Meeting twice a week, the details can be found on their website.
The most elusive of running clubs in the Highlands – If you manage to catch 5 members together, it’s an achievement! They specialise in hill running, with some cross country thrown in, and only running on the road when they really have to. Training happens on Tuesday, but members will meet for unofficial training sessions throughout the week.
We are really pleased to continue to work closely with jogscotland who now have several groups in the local area, including Muir of Ord, Culduthel and at the local Leisure Centre. To find out more about meet up times and locations please visit:
The Inverness ½ Marathon is the perfect Spring race to keep you motivated and training through the winter months. This popular race follows a scenic route with great PB potential through the Highland capital of Inverness. The route starts alongside the banks of the River Ness near the centre of Inverness and takes in many of the city’s icons. A warm Highland welcome awaits all runners as they approach the finish line on entering Queen’s Park Stadium at Inverness Sports Centre – achieved by nearly 3000 runners in 2019.
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. With spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience – it’s no wonder it was voted in the top 10 UK marathons by Runner’s World readers in 2016 and is on the bucket list for many runners from around the world. The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands.
We often refer people to Fiona Hogg who specialises in sports injuries at Pysio Inverness, our local Sports Physiotherapy Clinic delivering a comprehensive physiotherapy service to athletes and people of all ages and ability.
Inverness Sports Massage is a local practice run by Claire Francis.
We can definitely recommend Footworks! Colleen Guy, one of the principals, used to work for us. She definitely knows her stuff! Contact them on 01343 545 684.
Iona Robertson is an experienced sports therapist based in Forres, Moray. Contact Iona on 07789 550883.
Highlife Highland is a charity registered in Scotland, formed on the 1st October 2011 by The Highland Council. HLH develops and promotes opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing across nine services throughout the whole of the Highlands, for both residents and visitors. Members of Highlife Highland are entitled to 15% off in-store when they present their card at the till (excludes sale items and Garmin products).
We are often told that the difference between us and other shops is our people. We think they are just the best. Each team member goes through a period of induction, training and assessment no matter what the job is. Over the years we have invested a load not just in the training but also in ensuring that we are giving the team the very best possible terms and conditions we can – it’s even written down in our business values.