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The Lincolnshire Runner is an independent family business and has been ‘running’ since 1988!

We are a specialist running shop on Lincoln High Street, selling running shoes, clothing and accessories. Whether you need training shoes, racing shoes, track and field spikes, trail shoes, fell shoes, & Cross Country spikes, we stock the lot! Plus a large range of clothing, GPS watches, heartrate monitors, nutrition, backpacks, and more. Just give us a ring and tell us what you’re looking for and we will give you all the help you need.




We make sure each and every customer gets just what they need when they pop in to our shop in Lincoln. Many of our customers come back time and time again to see our friendly and experienced team.

Meet the team

Keith and CramKeith Iley (Shop Owner)

Keith started working in the family business when he was 14 years old. He worked on Saturdays and during school holidays to earn extra pocket money. When he was 18, Keith started working full time and hasn’t looked back! In 2012 he took over the business and moved it to it’s present location. He is the trainer geek of the shop and has incredible knowledge of the history of the trainers we stock on the shelves today. If you’re a regular, he’ll probably know your shoe size as you walk through the door!! As a youngster Keith ran track and cross country for local athletics club, Lincoln Wellington AC, and as he got older moved on to the road and ran the London Marathon in 2005. He now shares his time with his wife and two energetic boys, the business, and occasional runs.

Mark George GrahamMark Baddeley

Mark is the shop manager. Again, Mark has been working at The Lincolnshire Runner for over a decade. His passion is running and coaching, and spends a lot of time running up in the mountains of the Lake District. He is also a volunteer coach at local athletics club Lincoln Wellington AC, coaching athletes to a very high standard.

Lucian Allison

Lucian is our speedy Full Time employee.  He currently has a 10k pb of 29.54 and runs track and road. He trains at Lincoln Wellington AC with a Northern winning team!

Part Time Staff

A busy store facilitating a booming running community can’t get by on just three members of staff! We also have very knowledgable part-time staff sharing their knowledge and experience to assist any customer.

Alison Iley-Haigh – Alison, Keith’s wife, works part-time to assist with clothing and accessories, when she’s not keeping the rest of us in check!

Dan Skinner – Another top middle distance athlete in the county, Dan has worked for us for over a year. Now at University, he will work the odd shift when back in Lincoln.

Alex Jackson – Former sprinter, now Power Lifter, Alex has just finished her Sport Science course at college, and now studies Strength and Conditioning in Sport at the University of Lincoln.

Lucy Thornton – Also a keen middle distance athlete, also studying her A-Levels, Lucy helps us out in times of need to cover holidays and busy periods.

Michael Nott – Michael helps us out on a Wednesday evening. He is an emerging quality athlete at local club Lincoln Wellington AC  and competes for the County at XC.

Pete and Rosemary Iley – Pete, who established the business in 1988, and his wife Rosemary who has been working here just as long, are Keith’s parents. They still come in to help Saturdays which is our busiest day of the week.