The Runners Hub is a specialist running store selling top quality brands such as Brooks, Asics, Inov-8, On-running, Saucony, Hoka, New Balance and Ron Hill running shoes, clothing and equipment. Established in July 2016 by Nigel Crompton after his early retirement from the NHS. Nigel is a qualified level 2 UKA Endurance coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Association of Sports Medicine) and Running Movement Coach as well as chairman and coach at nearby Pensby Runners. All the staff in The Runners Hub are runners themselves and members of running clubs in Wirral and North Wales and running is what we like to talk about!
Our aim is to provide a quality service that guarantees the customer gets the right product with advice, gait analysis and the chance to try out several shoes on our instore treadmill to be really sure that you have the right fit for you.
We also stock a range of neutral, cushioned shoes for road running with a broad range of shoes from top quality brands. Come in and have a look.
We have a range of shoes for different needs including various types of stability shoes for those who may need additional support. Before fitting a customer to a pair of shoes we do a comprehensive gait analysis (see below) to ensure that this is the right shoe for you and the level of support is appropriate to your individual needs.
We also stock a range of trail shoes. Off road running is really taking off in England with more and more runners taking to the trails, the fells and events like Tough Mudder and Tuffnutz. We stock Inov-8 fell and trail shoes along with those from other brands too including the increasingly popular Hoka One One.
We also stock the Inov-8 G260 in store, the best grip of any fell shoe on the market right now. As an Inov-8 all terrain specialist store we have a comprehensive range of Inov-8 off road shoes as well as those from other brands.
We have a wide range of running equipment for road and off road runners including reflective gear, headtorches, waterproofs, whistles, bottles, various belts and packs, running metronomes, sports bras, hats, gloves, compasses, GPS watches (Polar and Garmin), foam rollers, Kinesiology tape and much, much more.
We stock a wide selection of products to help nourish and energise your training from High 5, SIS, Gu, Clif, Bounce and Chia Charge. Drinks, Gels, bars, protein bars, sports beans and more.
We undertake a comprehensive gait analysis for those who require it which includes some functional tests and further analysis on our treadmill where you will be filmed using specially designed software from different angles in order to get a true picture of your gait. We will ask you questions about your current running, your aspirations in running and any injury history. It is always useful to book in advance if you feel you will require gait analysis and it can take approximately 40 – 45 minutes. You will need to attend wearing your running clothes (shorts or running tights in order that we can observe joints) and bring along your current or old running shoes in order that we can observe wear pattern.
Please be aware that we’re closed on bank holidays.