Our Story

Alpha Running, formerly Alpha Sports, was established in 1986. Our staff are fully trained to a medical bio mechanical standard and are also runners themselves. You are assured of expert attention to help you with your choice.

We receive daily referrals from Hospital Consultants, Surgeons, G.P’s, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors etc. for gait related medical complaints such as Plantar Fasciitis, ITB syndrome, shin splints and other functional disorders which seem to be on an increase. 18 years ago we used a shovel of wet sand in two baking trays to perform what was known as the ‘wet sand test’ giving a basic how you stand test. This has now been replaced with a 4 stage thermal image pad used by top mechanics and podiatrists across the world and also used by us at Alpha Running as a static tool. We also have a treadmill in store with a high speed camera. This is linked to medical grade motion gait analysis comparison software which detects any rotations of the foot or legs.

With over 35 years of experience we offer gait analysis to all of our customers advising on control, cushioning and fit ensuring that the right shoe is chosen. Our range of technical running clothing extends from head to toe with our customers ranging from first time joggers to record breaking marathon, and ultra marathon athletes.