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20,000 visitors attend National Running Show

by Emily Wallin

Almost 20,000 visitors attended the National Running Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 22 and 23 January.

Organisers Raccoon Events said they had received ‘incredible feedback from visitors, exhibitors, partners and speakers’.

Event director Nathalie Davies said: “It was fantastic to see so many runners coming together to enjoy such an incredible line-up of speakers, top brand exhibitors and a brilliant variety of features. Thank you to every single person who came to the show and wherever you are on your running journey we hope that you went home informed and inspired. We can’t wait to see you again at the Run Show South at Farnborough International in May 2022.”

The first day of the event, in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, was opened by Lord Sebastian Coe and Scott Jurek.  Jonnie Peacock MBE opening day two.

Peacock said: “Seeing so many runners come together was amazing. The event showcased some of the biggest talents in the running world and gave unprecedented access to industry experts to help runners of all abilities improve. It was a pleasure to be a part of the show and I would encourage everyone to head to Farnborough in May for the next event.”

Visitors also heard from running heroes including Kadeena Cox, Derek Redmond, Jenni Falconer, Carla Molinaro, Damian Hall and Sean Conway speaking on the three stages at the show.

The next instalment in the National Running Show portfolio will take place at Farnborough International 7-8 May 2022. Headline speakers include Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram, Shakira Akabusi and Lazarus Lake.

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