Since the start of the pandemic, more people than ever are lacing up and hitting the street. Between race cancellations, running store closures, and group run cancellations, we’re witnessing a pivotal shift in the running industry. The Run Matters podcast was created to bring together industry professionals, elite runners, coaches, and everyday athletes to navigate the challenges ahead and stay connected.
Retail Matters: Ashlee Anderson of Shoes and Brews
This episode of the Retail Matters Podcast features Shoes and Brews in Longmont, CO. Mark and Neil had a fun discussion with store owner/manager and mom, Ashlee Anderson as she explained how the five owners put this concept together and what it...
The Disruption Episode
If there was any one word that describes the past 12 months, it is disruption. But disruption is not always a bad thing. In fact, for many in the running community, it has been a chance to make lemonade from a giant bowl of lemons. S01E05 of The Run...
Retail Matters: Ken Sung of Gazelle Sports
We then sat down with Ken Sung, co-owner of Gazelle Sports in Central Michigan. Ken discussed how Gazelle used this time during the pandemic to take a step back and look closely at its business and then make the needed changes to get ready for the next...
The Collaboration Episode
We are calling Episode 4 of the Run Matters Podcast, “The Collaboration Episode” for two reasons. The first collaboration in this episode features Amanda Brooks and Co-host, Neil Schwartz as they talk about his plan to get out and start running. Neil is...
Retail Matters: Colin Peddie of Marathon Sports
We sit down for a candid, sometimes emotional, conversation with Colin Peddie, owner of Marathon Sports. Marathon has 18 stores, across three different names throughout the New England Area. Colin talks about how he grew his business from one to 18...
The Inspiration Episode
After listening to the 3 interviews that are included in Episode 03 of the Run Matters Podcast, you will understand why we call this the “Inspiration Episode”. From the first segment that features running coach, Amanda Brooks, to the last segment with...
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Inspiring, informative and motivating 💪
Really enjoying hearing from everyday runners to Olympians on all things running. It’s always refreshing to be reminded how the sport of running connects us all.
Awesome Show Great Motivation!
Lets get running.
Nice show Neil and Mark. Very interesting to hear perspectives on running and the running industry