What to look out for when choosing sports equipment:

• Running Clothes
• Running Equipment
• Shoes

Shopping Online:

For Shoes and Clothes:

“The web’s widest choice of sports and outdoor shoes.”

Possibly the BEST online retailer or athletics footwear in the UK. You can find anything from the latest sprint spike to a £5 pair of steeplechase spikes! If the spike model is found in this country, Bourne Sports should stock it. Delivery is reliable, and postage is not normally charged on spikes.

Based in London, this shop is a little more expensive than its rivals, but worth a visit, with a great range of track, field and cross-country spikes, fell shoes and of course trainers. The clothing section is also fantastically stocked with many up and coming brands.

This site is good value for money. Take a look at the large sale section and find some good deals for up to 80% off.

For Track and Field Equipment:

For multi-eventers and specialists, Neuff are the leading importer of athletics hardware in the UK (and around the world). Their website is extensive, providing anything from javelin heel-cups to pole vault poles.

Stores around Cambridge:

The Sweat Shop
It’s a bit of a trek to get there, but worth it. They offer free video gait analysis, so you can get advice on the best shoes for your individual running style, and you do not need to book in advance.

David Lloyd Leisure
21/25 Coldham Lane
Business Park
Norman Way
Tel: 0844 3325635

Advance Performance
They also offer video gait analysis, so you can choose a shoe that will offer you the best support to avoid injuries. No need to book in advance, and the service is free as long as you end up buying a pair of shoes:

Gusto Mills
Huntingdon Road
United Kingdom
Tel: 01223 279191

Hobbs Sports
Conveniently located in the centre of town, just down the road from Sainsbury’s, this is the first stop for many athletes. Trainers are downstairs, while clothing is in the back of the shop.

36 Sidney St
Tel: 01223 362428