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The Running Company

Geelong, Victoria

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The Running Company – Geelong was opened by Scott Nicholas in September of 2010. Scott aimed to service the runners of Geelong by providing a “hub” for the running community to visit for group runs, footwear, training advice, nutrition and accessories. Basically, The Running Company Geelong would be a spot to talk running with runners! Over the years the store has employed over 20 local community members ranging from podiatrists, physiotherapists right through to elite athletes. The one thing in common with all staff is their passion for running and footwear. Three of these staff have even gone on to open their own store in other regions!

One of the staff members was Jacques Verstraten,  loved the community which had been built so much that his family ended up buying business from Scott. Jacques has that same passion for footwear and running and it’s been ingrained in him by his family who live and breathe running! Both his Dad Jack, who was a very handy marathon runner in his day and his Mum being a coach for Athletics Victoria have running in their veins, as such, it’s a natural fit to have such a qualified and well informed family take over the reins and put their own spin on what has been built.

The shop is located in the central region of Pakington St, 1.2km from the waterfront and 2km from the Barwon River trails. Easily accessible from Geelong train station, many customers choose to pop in on their way to and from their cbd workplaces. If you’re keeping up with the booming Geelong café culture, you’ll be in luck – plenty of wonderful options all within a 5 minute walk!

Location

Geelong, Victoria
Shop 2/226 Pakington St, Geelong West 3218
+61 3 5242 8150

geelong@therunningcompany.com.au

Opening Times
Mon-Fri – 9.30am-5.30pm
Sat – 9am-5pm
Sun – 11am-4pm

Nearby Locations

Clifton Hill Victoria
175a Queens Parade Clifton Hill 3068
+61 3 9041 6801

Ballarat Victoria
1017 Sturt Street Ballarat 3350
+61 3 4343 2583

Other Store Locations

Praise for Geelong

Running Club

The Running Company Running Cub Geelong

The Running Company – Geelong Running Club is completely FREE. It’s also a great opportunity to keep fit, meet new people.

When
Every Wednesday night – 5:45pm start.

Where
Shop 2/226 Parkington Street, Geelong West

The Route
We try to vary it every week but it’s usually around 8-10km at varying paces so it’s inclusive for people of all abilities as opposed to exclusive and only for faster runners.

Meet the Team

Lisa Verstraten

Lisa is a Level 4 Senior IAAF Distance, Steeple and Walks Coach.

 

Running has been a part of Lisa’s life since the age of 7 where she competed at both Little Athletics and Senior Athletics.  Her mother was a Club Coach and her father Competitions Manager at Landy Field in Geelong.  Running has provided Lisa with a lifetime of family fun and memories.

 

She coaches at Fast Track Running, a squad of around 20 athletes varying from recreational runners up to International level.   Lisa is the Middle Distance Coach for the Athletics Victoria Target Talent Development Squad, Team Manager/Coach for the annual Australian team of athletes to New Zealand and has been the Australian Distance Coach at World Cross Country in China, World Universiade Games in South Korea and Taipei and World Universiade Cross Country in Italy.  Lisa also facilitates coaching education for Athletics Victoria and Athletics Australia.

1. Favourite run

Every fun run I ran with my husband and three children.

2. Best Running Moment

The buzz felt from running alongside my children and friends.

3. What do you love about running?

The social side.   Coffees, dinners and travel with athletes and colleagues.

Brands

Aasics

nike

Saucony

Pure Sports Hydration

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GU energy

brooks

Mizuno

new balance

2 toms

salomon

clif

garmin

endura

steigen

Hoka One One

injinji

shotz

@therunningcompany_geelong

Our boys staying warm in the new Steigen hoodie (available in-store next week). Big thank you to @steigensport ❤️ #steigen #therunningcompany #geelong #running #runningshoes #trailrunning #sports #printingcompany #print ...

Mothers Day 2020 🌺
COVID-19 is a reminder to all of us to let people know we care 💖 The Running Company Geelong have gift vouchers available for any amount you would like to spend. Come in-store to purchase or we can take payment over the phone and send in the post to your Mum. Call 52428150 and we will be happy to help.
#mothersday2020gift
#mothersdaygiftideas
#therunningcompanygeelong
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Saturday morning we will be paying our respect to Saturday morning we will be paying our respect to the ANZACs and then opening from 1pm-5pm to welcome you in-store to fit you into a pair of running or walking shoes 👟
#anzacday2020 
#lestweforget🌺 
#respect 
#runyourworld

Saturday morning we will be paying our respect to the ANZACs and then opening from 1pm-5pm to welcome you in-store to fit you into a pair of running or walking shoes 👟
#anzacday2020
#lestweforget🌺
#respect
#runyourworld
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All the colours of the rainbow 🌈 @steigensport ...

Wishing our community a Happy, healthy & safe Easter🐰🐣💝 Our Easter in-store Opening Hours are:
Good Friday - closed
Easter Saturday - 10am-5pm
Easter Sunday - Closed
Monday - 11am-5pm
Private appointments & home delivery available
P: 52428150
E: geelong@therunningcompany.com.au
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Opening Hours : Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm
Our store is still open and still offering a premium instore experience with gait analysis to fit you into the right shoes and help keep you and your family active. Appointments, phone consultations, postage & delivery (20k radius) are also available please call 52428150 or email: Geelong@therunningcompany.com.au . Government protocols are strictly being adhered to in relation to COVID-19 cleaning processes, sanitising and social distancing. Please sanitise your hands upon entering and leaving the store, byo socks and adhere to social distancing 🙌🏼
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Looking for motivation? Want to be part of a virtual active community?
How? Get outdoors & active by Logging your Jog/walk.
Where: Anywhere that’s open to be active in the great outdoors 🦚just remember to tag us in your pic or selfie and respect social distancing rules
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We just wanted to let all of our amazing customers We just wanted to let all of our amazing customers know that at the Running Company Geelong we take COVID 19 infection control seriously and have Australian Government Department of Health posters up in store in relation to social distancing and hand hygiene to assist all of us to stay healthy and safe.  Check them out on your way into the store.  We are also following the Australian Retail Associations recommendations for our cleaning processes.  Of course we are still offering our customers the highest level of customer service and fit out process instore.

We just wanted to let all of our amazing customers know that at the Running Company Geelong we take COVID 19 infection control seriously and have Australian Government Department of Health posters up in store in relation to social distancing and hand hygiene to assist all of us to stay healthy and safe. Check them out on your way into the store. We are also following the Australian Retail Associations recommendations for our cleaning processes. Of course we are still offering our customers the highest level of customer service and fit out process instore. ...

Self isolating or just got more time on your hands Self isolating or just got more time on your hands at the moment?  Tune into the Athletics Victoria Podcast series ‘Down the Track’ hosted by @crosbietim  and @scwhipp

Self isolating or just got more time on your hands at the moment? Tune into the Athletics Victoria Podcast series ‘Down the Track’ hosted by @crosbietim and @scwhipp ...

That feeling of being in the fresh air of the great outdoors 🙌🏼 ...

As uncertain as times are currently it is important to support your community and one another. We encourage you to shop local and support small businesses throughout Geelong and Australia. We can assure you that all safety precautions are being taken throughout our store. Stay safe and healthy. #supportlocal ...