33 West Street, Marlow, SL7  2LS | 01628 471322

Following the easing of restrictions on Monday, 12th April, we are now open.

We are excited to welcome customers back into the shop and we will operate, as we always have on, a first come first served basis.



Our idea of the perfect running shop

Runners’ Retreat is the local hub with everything today’s runners need. Not only does the shop feature all the newest designs and technology, including shoes and kit from all the premium brands, it also brings all the help, support and advice customers need from three of the most experienced runners in the area.

Runners’ Retreat has links with all the local clubs in the area and also with numerous related services. We offer advice and guidance to runners of all abilities, whether you are a serious club runner or looking to take up running for the first time

If you are looking for help with your training, nutrition or injuries, we can point you in the right direction.

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Run by experienced runners, for runners

Matt Whiting Runners Retreat

Matt Whiting

Matt has competed at County level and for Wycombe Phoenix AC, Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AC and Belgrave Harriers in track, road and cross country events. He is still as enthusiastic as ever about his running and competes occasionally for his club, or in local events, but now spends most of his spare time coaching.

Matt is currently coaching Zoe Doyle from Belgrave Harriers and advises a number of other local runners. He previously coached Great Britain International, Phil Wicks, from 2008 – 2013. Matt also takes great pleasure in running the cross country club at Danesfield School.


Brian Bower

Brian has been a keen runner all of his life. He competed in the first London Marathon in 1981. He has raced in Duathlons and Triathlons throughout the UK and Europe at all distances, including the Ironman in Lanazarote in 1997 and for GB in the World Long Course Champs in Geel in 2009.

Brian is a keen member of Burnham Joggers and Marlow Striders.

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Runners Retreat service promise


    We are all experienced runners and love to talk all things running with our customers.


    Free gait analysis and extensive experience in fitting shoes. Whether its advice on starting running or the challenge of the marathon; we can help.


    We stock a wide range of footwear and clothing and pride ourselves on having lots of options, whatever your requirements.


    We process your payment using PayPal secure servers. We do not store your credit card details on our site.


    We deliver across the whole of the UK. For deliveries to other countries please call us.


    We offer free delivery for orders with a total value over £100.

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