Manchester Didsbury Store

Our Runners Need Concession in Snow+Rock Manchester Didsbury provides everything that you need to get started running or replace worn kit for daily use. It has Gait Analysis and trained staff who are keen runners to help you make the right choice when buying new footwear. Please Allow at least 30 minutes for this service. There is ample parking on site.

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Joe Howie - Head of Sales

How long have you worked at Runners Need?
8 Months
Tell us about yourself
Coming from the peak district there was no escape form an outdoor lifestyle. Growing up mainly climbing and fell running. More recently I’ve got hooked on road cycling, particularly long distance events of 120 to 800 miles.
What are your favourite shoes to run in and why?
Saucony, I love the reduced drop and light weight.
How often do you go running?
2-3 times/week
Have you taken part in any marathons, challenges or races?
OMM, the Original Mountain Marathon. 2 day mountain marathon carrying everything you need, tent, food etc.
What's your favourite music to run to?
Daft Punk.
Are you taking part in any events this year?
Cycling is taking over for the next year. I’m training for the Paris-Brest-Paris cycle challenge. 1200km in under 90 hours in August 2015. After that? Probably time for an Ironman.

Chris D - Technical Staff

How long have you worked at Runners Need?
3 months
Tell us about yourself
I am an avid sports person, participating in snowboarding, running, mountain biking, power kiting (land buggies and surfing) and football all on a regular basis, with many other sports, such as wakeboarding and climbing, as and when time and funds allow.
What are your favourite shoes to run in and why?
I run in Mizuno Wave, the fit just works for me, comfy and lightweight.
How often do you go running?
3 times pw
Have you taken part in any marathons, challenges or races?
None, I run for the enjoyment of just going, rather than having a target distance/time etc. I also take the Husky when I run which is great fun.
What's your favourite music to run to?
Anything with a beat.
Do you have any relevant certificates or qualifications?
Level 2 and 3 National Diploma in Sports and Fitness Therapies and Rehabilitation; Level 3 National Diploma in Sport, Coaching and Development; Level 2 Gym Instructor; Level 3 Advanced Gym instructor and Personal Trainer

Customer Testimonials


I visited your Didsbury Concession in Snow+Rock today and received some excellent customer service from a chap I think is called John, at least that's the name I have on my receipt. I'm really happy with the advice given and my purchase and I will definitely visit your store again.

Thanks again.

Lee, 15th March 2013

Nike+ Run Club at Runners Need

Every Tuesday at 6:30pm

Nike+ Run Club at Runners Need

Get fit and meet new people at the Nike+ Run club which meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm. The run will be around 5km but can be adjusted for ability. The runs are free to attend and there are loads of giveaways on offer. Please enquire with store for more details.

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Opening Hours

10am - 7pm
10am - 7pm
10am - 7pm
10am - 8pm
10am - 7pm
9am - 6pm
11am - 5pm

Bank Holiday Hours

Bank Holiday Monday
10am - 6pm


751-807 Princess Parkway,
M20 2ZE

Contact Details


Tel: 0161 4484444

Management Team

  • Head of Sales: Joe Howie
  • Sales Assistant: Katie Good


  • Free Gait Analysis and shoe fitting
  • Training advice
  • Technical product support
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