“Building Better Runners”
At Running Science we believe human beings are designed wonderfully to run. Sometimes due to lifestyle or various factors this can be difficult to do injury free.
We arm ourselves with the knowledge and products to do everything we can to help our customers improve their running.
An in-store runners clinic means you can arm yourself with up-to-date advice and treatment to support you running at your very best, injury free.
“Enabling people to be better runners is a passion of mine. I believe running is the most natural way to move and we are all perfectly designed to do just that. Running Science helps all it`s customers begin running, run healthily, run faster, run more consistently or just simply run. I am honoured to be part of the Running Science history and more importantly excited to take it to the next level” — Jonathan Fletcher, Running Science owner.
Running Science is a service orientated running retail store that operates from Rozelle, Sydney. EST 2003 by 2 of Sydney`s leading sports podiatrists.
In the last two years our team has evolved. We are first and foremost athletes who understand how to run both very long and very short distances with everything in between. We also possess a combination of bio-mechanics expertise along with extensive knowledge of shoe engineering principles.
What we do best is bring the optimum combination of running shoes, strength programming/injury prevention and performance improvement consultations.
Being the best in the business doesn`t come easy and constant training and staying up to date on the latest footwear and evidence in running related biomechanics keeps us on point every time.
MEET THE TEAM
Jonathan "Fletch" Fletcher – Owner, Running Coach and Shoe expert
In 2014 Irish expat Jonathan Fletcher, known to all as “Fletch”, ditched the corporate world to follow his dream of working in the running industry. When Running Science went up for sale he knew it was a sign – it was where he bought his first pair of running shoes in Australia. With the support of his wife and business partner, Lorna, they decided to go all in. The two of them haven’t looked back. The business has gone from strength to strength and is expanding its services and product rang constantly.
Fletch is also a bona fide “Endurance Sports” enthusiast and has successfully conquered all sorts of races including Ironman, numerous triathlons and 100 kilometre events. He is eager to help all runners – from beginner to endurance to elite – achieve their goals.
Phil de Mestre – Sports Podiatrist and Gun Runner
Phil has been Running Science’s resident podiatrist since 2012. He possesses a strong personal interest in running and is himself a competitive distance runner. This gives him valuable insight into the diagnosis and prompt treatment of the runners he sees, whether they be a competitive athlete, or weekend warrior.
He possesses a Bachelor of Applied Science in Podiatry and has competed in numerous fun runs with recent times of 53 and 82 mins in the City to Surf and Sydney Half Marathon respectively. Phil loves to train in the evenings and is also a keen golfer.
Chris - Coach Jacko
Jacko is a full time school teacher, full time runner and is now a part time running coach for Running Science. With 16 marathons under the belt including 3 world majors he comes with a variety of running experience both on and off the road. He believes that if you want it you need to work for it, and once you have it you'll want more! Running is not just about hitting the pavement everyday, its the people, places and experiences you have along the way. Also... chicks dig fit guys... right? #stillsingle.
Mel - Coach Mel
Mel joined the Running Science team in 2018 and is a level 2 accredited Run Coach with ANSW, accredited and registered Personal Trainer with Fitness Australia. Loves the variety of run tracks available from The Bay Run, Centennial Park and Bondi to Coogee walk to venturing out of town to the Blue Mountains. In 2009 she competed in her first official race in the Gold Coast half marathon which really prompted her love for running and the challenges it brings. She has achieved amazing goals such as completing her first ultra UTA100 in 15.56.55 and a marathon personal best at Sydney Marathon in a time of 3.10.50 and is also a 56 minuter at City2Surf!
Sam – Sales Assistant and Gun Triathlete (AKA Dally)
Paulina - Sales Assistant and Gun Runner/Triathlete
Paulina is our awesome staff member from Canada, studying Physiotherapy here in Aus. Grew up on a track and 4 yrs ago started to compete in 10km fun runs(PB:00.42.51) and placed 2nd F20-24 in her first Olympic triathlon in 2015. Since arrival in Aus has participated in City2Surf and Blackmores bridge run getting a new 9km PB at 00.37.57; aiming for a sub 60min for City2Surf this year. She is also looking into getting into more trail run races and other running events. She is very approachable and will try to help Cinderella find her/his shoe.
Eamonn – Sales Assistant and Guinness World Record Holder (AKA Eamo)
Eamonn is an Irish man who has been working in the shoe and run industry since 2010. Eamonn started running seriously after completing a 10km fun run in Ireland with his brothers and hasn’t stopped since. He believes anything is possible if you just put your mind to it. He accomplished a Guinness World Record by becoming the fastest person to run a marathon dressed as a Sumo Wrestler (3hrs44mins). With a 3 hour marathon under his belt, he hopes that will qualify him for the 2019 Boston Marathon. Eamonn’s message “Sometimes it’s best to just run, leave that watch at home and run because you can!”