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Run Forest - Run Shop - Coffee updated their status.
May 9, 2017

Opening hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 - 6
Wednesday- 10 - 7 ...
Thursday - 10 - 6
Friday - 10 - 5:30
Saturday - 10 till 1
Sunday - Out Running!

Can't make it down and need something? Send us a message and if we can, we will meet you in the shop! We will also take bookings for gait appraisals outside of normal shop hours to suit, subject to availability.

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Also in stock now. The zero drop @altrarunning Escalante road shoe. It’s a super light, fast road shoe! #runforestrunshop #running #altra #zerodrop

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Jenny Cropper
· January 11, 2018
Excellent attention to detail and time spent by Mike explaining each pair of shoes that we tried and evaluated. I am not a club or good runner but simply love to go plodding outside whenever I can. ...A long time ago I had an evaluation by a guy who was a semi-professional tri-athlete and he wasn't that interested in helping someone like me and I felt quite embarrassed and intimidated by him, so did what was probably a PB sprint for me, out the door. Mike is not like that at all and spent loads of time trying to find the best shoe for me and the kind of running I like to do and aspire to do, despite his own experience. (He can also multi-skill and makes a mean cup of coffee). Thanks Mike! See More
Nicholas Raj
· December 5, 2017
I just went in to browse but left having experienced first class service and an incredibly detailed gait analysis. I was really made to feel at home and learned so much about what types of shoe would ...benefit my style of running and on which types of terrain. It's always nice to be served by someone who shares your passion for running and has an encyclopedic knowledge of gait and running tech. Very friendly, lovely coffee and I've fallen in love with my new trail shoes. Thanks. See More
Lindsay Sumner
· November 2, 2017
I've never had such a thorough, detailed gait analysis. Mike asked me what sort of surface I usually run on and what sort of a runner I am. He measured my feet, looked at the arches and gave me a pa...ir of neutral shoes to try on the treadmill. Looking at the video, he then tried me in several other pairs, videoing each time, until we'd found the pair that was right for me. For each video, he explained the effect each shoe was having on my gait. He listened to what I said about how each shoe felt and referred that back to the construction of the shoe. Once we'd decided on the shoes, he checked the lacing was right for me, tried them with an insole (which we agreed didn't work as well), and then put me on a slope up and down to make sure my feet didn't slide around.

Thanks, Mike, for an outstanding shoe fitting experience! I am really happy with my Hokas - took them out for a little run yesterday and they were very comfortable. And of course, the coffee and cake are delicious!
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Craig Cantrill
· January 3, 2018
just got back from the shop after gait analysis. thanks once again mike for all the advice and help to get the right trainer. i am gonna be like forest gump with my new shoes after suffering with mine... for last couple of months. Would highly recommend going to see him. made sure I got the ones i wanted that were best for me. cant wait to get out there now and set some pb's and prepare for half marathons. See More
Suzy Shepherd
· October 17, 2017
Finally got around to posting a massive thank you! I loved my visit to the shop just over a week ago and loving my new clouds they have really given me the shove I needed to get back on track! Such a ...welcoming and helpful session of trying on running trainers has really given me my smile to run back! Can't thank you enough.� Recommend a visit peeps well worth it! See More
Helen Smithurst
· January 21, 2018
Fantastic service from start to finish ,Mike provided an excellent service for a novice runner like myself. I had a gift voucher bought as a Christmas present and hadn’t realised a pair of trainers co...uld make you run so different . Mike spent over an hour analysing my running techniques and after being talked through and running in various styles I left feeling confident with my purchase. See More
Lisa Charlesworth
· January 5, 2018
After being a long distance runner and then developing Achilles problem and having had months off with injury, I’d given up
Hope but yesterday was a fabulous experience, incredibly knowledgeable lovel...y man too. Such a friendly place to be gait assessed. I didn’t feel rushed in any shape or form ......1 hour 30 mins!!! The best thing I’ve done for myself in god knows how long and I ran today pain free, first time in over 4 months in the most delicious shoes that feel like gloves on me. I’d recommend this place to anyone and everyone! Can commend it highly enough xx just a huge huge thank you xx See More
Sarah Elizabeth
· October 25, 2017
Mike provides the best service I have ever ever had. I walked out knowing my Hokas are going to serve me very well over the next few months. An absolute must if you want to be paired with the perfect trainer!
Stacey Marie Saul
· January 14, 2018
So myself and some of the booti team came yesterday and the whole experience was very informative and fun. We was given a thorough assessment, and an individual experience on the treadmill which highl...ighted some areas of improvement for myself.
Mike had a fun sense of humour which is always welcomed and we now know alot more about ourselves for a safe run.
Already tried my new trainer out = happy days
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James Turton
· October 6, 2017
Hidden away upstairs but great shop. Had time to try anything on I wanted and Mike was great at explaining all the differences in the back packs I was looking at. Even had time for a coffee and a chat.
Charlotte Mather
· January 13, 2018
Been to Run Forest today with some of the other girls from Booticamp Babes. Mike is incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. He doesn't 'hard sell' but will offer his expert opinion no matter of your ex...perience level. Would definately recommend! See More
Josie Parker
· July 11, 2017
Fantastic experience in the shop today, I had my gait analysed as my current running shoes were getting a bit tired and I was starting to feel a few twinges in my feet. Mike has an extraordinary weal...th of knowledge and expertise when it comes to analysing your gait, weight distribution and even running technique. He immediately identified the problem on the first video analysis. After doing some foot measurements and looking at the shape of my feet in contact with the ground, we then spent some time trying on different types and brands of shoe/insoles and repeating the video analysis until we found the solution.

As a result, I've found a pair of shoes that I am much more comfortable running in, and this will have hopefully prevented a possible injury. Can't recommend highly enough, I'm looking forward to getting some miles done in my new shoes. The coffee shop is very nice as well!
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John Hobson
· June 25, 2017
I bought a pair of trainers from Run Forest and honestly couldn't be happier with the service there. I booked an appointment for gait analysis and fitting. First I had a chat with Mike, the owner, ab...out what I was looking for, what sort of running I did, my preferred style etc. I then got on the treadmill and ran in my existing shoes, after which we watched the video of me running to analyse gait. I then tried on 5 or 6 pairs of shoes, ran on the treadmill in them and watched back videos of me running in each pair.

It really helped being able to see how I ran in each pair and it was surprising to see how much a pair of shoes could change running form. It was definitely better in some shoes than others.

Finally made a decision based on Mike's advice and my own assessment which I was really happy with. The pair I chose were not ones that I had originally been looking at and not the pair I thought I would walk out of the shop with, but I'm so happy that I did!

The service was just brilliant all round. I didn't feel pressured into buying at any point and felt that I could take as much time as I needed to make a decision.

If you're after a pair of shoes for serious running I cannot recommend the Run Forest service highly enough.

They also have a cafe with great coffee and a selection of tasty cakes.
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Emma Atkinson
· July 16, 2017
Outstanding customer service from Mike. He took lots of time and interest in helping me find the best pair of shoes for me, without any sales pressure. The gait analysis was fascinating - thanks for s...haring your knowledge and skills! First time out with my new red Scott's and I got a PB at Parkrun on Saturday morning ;-) Looking forward to many happy runs to come and am already telling people what a great shop and service you have. Thanks again. See More
Paul Carrington
· November 11, 2017
Came in wirh my better half for a coffee and a chat with Mike, and as my eldest did very well in her xcountry race we will be in for that jacket she eyes up a few weeks back.... and a coffee n cake �
Antony Birks
· November 29, 2017
Great service from Mike I must’ve tried every pair of shoes in the shop. Really looking forward to running in my new On shoes. Coffee wasn’t bad either.
Catherine Else
· October 26, 2017
Thanks for sorting Jimi out with his new running shoes. Had a spin out in them this morning & he’s a very happy, bouncy runner! Excellent service, as always. �
Matty Brennan
· August 3, 2017
Popped in with my wife today, got a fantastic hilly 6 mile running route, then great coffee, flapjack and service when we got back. Don't think I've ever seen my wife so keen on something as the new C...MP vest top! See More
Judith Irons
· February 14, 2018
Thank you Mike for such a thorough shoe fit today. I can’t wait to go for a run in my new ON trainers! We will be back ��
Claire Goddard
· September 20, 2017
Great personal service, even on line. Super speedy postage. Can't wait to try out my new SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves - no more cold hands! #shoplocal #matlock #running
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Thanks to @scottsports (sort of 😂) for inviting me to run the #Snowdon #trail #halfmarathon today. It broke me but managed to get through for a top 20. A great event, sign me up again for 2018! #brutal #itsabighill #runforestrunshop
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For those that haven’t had a chance to get over yet, here’s a quick guided tour of the shop! I may have missed a few suppliers off of the commentary (like The Cake Snob who does our delicious cakes!) but call in to see the full range in person! Please share this with the running community! Thank you, 🏃🏻🌳
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Don't like a glove but like a warm hand at the start of a run until you get the blood through the system....? His is the perfect solution from Outdoor research! Weather resistant, breathable and wicking. Ideal for Reynauds sufferers. 👍🏻
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