Metres to Miles
Metres to Miles was launched in February 2009.
Walk, Jog or Run (or a mix of the three) - we can help. Many of our customers are new in to running - in fact many wouldn't actually call themselves a 'runner'. But we are here to encourage anyone and help with advice on the right footwear, kit and training. You might even want to come along and join us on a Saturday morning at our Breakfast Run. Every Saturday at 8.30am - groups meet at the store to run together and encourage one another. IT's FREE - EVERY SATURDAY morning and open to anyone. Just come along. More serious runners are catered for of course too - and our staff as experienced runners and coaches can pass on a few tips too. Metres to Miles - say's a lot about what we are about.
We know our running - and are more than happy to share our vast experience with you. Our team are all runners - and have been for some considerable time. We also know our product too - shoes are our expertise. Where applicable we are accredited suppliers of the brands and have regular product training to keep us 'in the know'.
Julian Moorhouse - Founder and Owner
Julian has lived running from the age of 8 years of age when he joined his first club in Scunthorpe. He soon won regional titles as a youth and junior and then moved successfully in to the senior ranks and went on to compete for England and Great Britain on the track (indoors and outdoors) at cross country and on the roads. Julian's best performances on the track were 7'53 at 3000m and 13'42 at 5000m and he competed in three World Championships (two World Cross Country Championships -Marakkech and Belfast and one Road World Championships in Manaus, Brazil). Julian now provides training advice to a number of local runners - varying ages and abilities.
Visit our BioFit Centre in our Epworth store and have your running gait analysed using our DartFish motion capture software. It really does help when selecting the most suitable shoe for your running & walking style. We pride ourselves at being the very best at what we do. All our staff are keen runners and Julian has many years experience in the sportswear industry. Just the kind of experience needed when making that important purchase.
We aim to find the perfect shoe for you. One which will not only feel comfortable to wear and fit your budget, but suit your foot type and react with the movement of your feet.
Our assessment consists of a short static assessment which amongst other things considers the height and flexibility of the arches of your feet. We will observe you walking and ask you to carry out some simple exercises.
Our dynamic tests look at how shoes with different cushioning units and levels of support affect your walking and running gait. We will try you in shoes with different blends of cushioning and support to find just the shoes for you.
This process will typically take 15 minutes or thereabouts.
We stock all the leading technical footwear brands in a full range of sizes, to fit any feet. Mens sizes range from UK6 UK15 and Womens from UK3 UK9. And, of course we also stock half sizes too, as well as childrens shoes.
If you wish to bring along your old shoes when you visit us, the wear can tell us a fair bit about your gait and help determine what shoes best suit you.
Please note that you dont need to make a booking for our BioFit gait analysis.
Please note that our BioFit service is only FREE when buying a pair of running shoes from us or otherwise chargeable at £15.