Aussie Grit Apparel Welcomes Three New UK Retailers
Aussie Grit is excited to formally welcome three new retailers to our growing number of specially selected stockists spread throughout the UK; Apex Sports, Let’s Run and Trail Explorer.
Based in Farnham Common, Apex Sports is an independent and extremely well-stocked specialist running store owned and run by Mike Baldock – a passionate runner who got fed up with the corporate world and decided on a change of career 30 years ago.
Speaking about what customers can expect at his store and the new relationship, Mike said; “We can offer help and advice and speak from personal experience regarding events when recommending products.
“It’s so important to make sure you’re choosing the right product in the right sizes, especially when doing more extreme events, so we’re increasingly getting products and brands to suit these more demanding areas.
“This is where brands like Aussie Grit fit in perfectly for us. The quality of fabrics and design details are excellent and the new products coming through look great.”
Last week, to kick off the new retail partnership, Apex Sports hosted an evening with Aussie Grit Apparel UK ambassador, Tobias Mews, in store. Tobias told his own inspirational story and spoke of how to create your own adventures – the subject of his latest book, GO!
Ultra runner and regular podium finisher Shelli Gordon opened North Yorkshire-based Let’s Run in 2017, and the store has quickly gained a great reputation for offering expert advice.
Having tried a pair of Aussie Grit running shorts on the recommendation of a friend, Shelli loved the comfort and quality of the garment and reached out to ask about becoming a stockist.
Shelli knows a thing or two about having the right gear. In January she completed in the amazingly tough Spine Race – a 268-mile unsupported race across the Pennine Way or ‘the Spine of Britain’, it’s described as Britain’s most brutal race as it covers ground across the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Cheviots to finish at the Scottish Borders.
Scarborough based biking, running and hiking store Trail Explorers is the newest to stock Aussie Grit in the UK, having only opened its doors in late 2018.
Mike and team have started from scratch, creating a store based around trialling the products you buy and boast the only indoor product testing area for both bikes and shoes in the area.
You can see the full list of UK Aussie Grit Apparel retailers here.