about the owner
I am Rob Pullen, the proprietor of Leicester Running Shop. I’ve been in the running scene in Leicestershire for several years, regularly competing in the Summer and Winter road leagues, various Cross Countries and fell events.
I’m a member of Wigston Phoenix and the Bowline Climbing Club. I also have second claim membership with West End Runners. During my school days I ran for school, county, and the Coritaniams in the 800 and 1500 metres and Cross Country events.
Since university, where I studied Biology, I had worked in several technical positions before starting the shop.
running shop staff
Julie has been working at the shop for far too long! (So she says). She has been a club runner since 1996, and some of her greatest achievements were winning Leicester Marathon in 2001 just after the birth of her daughter, and again in 2011, setting a PB and becoming County Champion in the process!
Previously, Julie worked as an MRI radiographer, and has a qualification in Sports Massage.
Georgina is currently studying under a scholarship at the Musical Theatre at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in conjunction with her A levels. She runs regularly to keep fit for the strict fitness demands of her course, has completed many running events from park run to half marathons gaining a lot of running experience. She’s the youngest member of staff but capable and knowledgeable.
Dave has uber knowledge on running and linked sports having done many triathlons (three Ironman events) and many Mountain Marathons. He’s a member of Leicester Triathlon Club where he helps with run sessions, swim coaching and Sunday road bike rides. In addition to working at the shop Dave also works as a triathlon coach and previously worked as a solicitor.
Paul has come to running comparatively recently but has jumped in with both feet. He’s a stalwart member of Westend Runners and competes in pretty much every local running league race whether road or off road. He’s run several marathons from Leicester to Verona (Italy) and Snowdonia, and has done over 50 park runs not just to get the tee shirt! Paul previously worked a sales rep.