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Organisers of the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon are delighted to announce Fitstuff as partners of their award-winning race, which takes place on 11th March 2018 at Woking Leisure Centre.

Voted the UK’s Best Road Run; the Mercer Surrey Half welcomes 6000 runners each year to it’s majestic start line to take part in the title half marathon distance, a “fast and furious” 5km and 2km kids race. The event boasts UKA affiliation, the “Gold Award” from the British Association of Road Running, and holds the “Top Rated Event” badge on racecheck.com.

Fitstuff – Guildford’s premier running shop – is considered a “running haven” for the town and surrounding communities. The shop offers the largest range of running shoes, clothing and accessories in the area. Their friendly staff are all regular runners, and personally test all the products they stock so that they can share in-depth knowledge and provide excellent customer service. They also offer a free professional trainer-fitting service.

Race Director Toby Jenkins said: “It’s important for runners to ensure they have proper running trainers and comfortable clothing in advance of race day. If you need new trainers for race day, you should aim to buy them no later than January to give yourself time to wear them in properly. The team at aat-events all head to Fitstuff to get their run kit, and I highly recommend anyone to do the same.”

The shop is also home to a free Wednesday evening and Friday morning run club. A swarm of runners sporting their “racing yellow” Fitstuff t-shirts race all over Guildford; rotating between “tempo”, “interval”, “hill” and “social” themed training runs each week.

Fitstuff host a number of fantastic events too, which recently included a “Hill Running Workshop” with Matt Buck (founder of Running Adventures). Next up is a “Q&A Evening” with local endurance runner Susie Chan.

aat-events, the organisers who deliver the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon, have partnered with the Guildford-based shop for a number of events, including: “The Bolt”, the “Hard As Snails” series and “The Hogs Back Road Race”. Fitstuff are headline sponsor to aat-events’ flagship trail running series: The Fitstuff G3.