A speciality running shop catering to both road and trail runners.
Get the best advice, shoes and accessories from Gordon.
Gordon’s first experience of running shoes dates back to ’60’s when he was one of the runners given a pair of Tiger (Asics) Marathon shoes on their introduction in the UK. A sub 30 minute 10km and 3h22 marathon runner, he has a running heritage that goes back a long way. Ill health sadly brought his running career to premature end., but after moving to SA he opened South Africa;s first specialist running shoe shop (SweatShop) in 1977. Using his UK connections, Big G brought Nike and New Balance into SA. Appointed NB agent in 1978, Big G built the brand into a dominant 30% plus market share until sanctions curtailed any further success in 1986. Back in retail, Gordon established the Runner Group some 23 years ago and set up a mini-chain of 9 specialist shops nationally.