West Seattle Runner: New WSB sponsor; happy anniversary!

Today we welcome a new sponsor, West Seattle Runner. Owners Tim and Lori McConnell (that’s Tim, above) invite you to stop by this weekend — they’re celebrating their first anniversary today, Saturday, and Sunday. There’s 20 percent off some items in the store and they’ll have a couch-to-marathon information session at 6 pm tonight, hosted by the American Heart Association.

Tim says West Seattle Runner is the only store in West Seattle that caters to runners. He says that he, Lori, and their staff, are West Seattle residents and runners who will take the time to find you the right shoe with the right fit. He adds that West Seattle Runner has shoes and advice for all runners, whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced marathon runner. Also, West Seattle Runner has a large selection of women’s apparel. They stock Amphipod and FuelBelt hydration packs, along with supplements from GU and Clif.

In addition to finding shoes and apparel, you can also find out about runners’ groups in West Seattle. Since the first of the year, Tim has offered his own couch-to-marathon class that will help people get ready for the Seattle Marathon this fall. West Seattle Runner is also a sponsor for the West Seattle 5K and Alki Beach Run benefit events. West Seattle Runner is upstairs at 3727 California SW (corner of Charlestown), and is on Facebook here; by phone – 206-938-0545.

We thank West Seattle Runner for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news on WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

12 Replies to "West Seattle Runner: New WSB sponsor; happy anniversary!"

  • Shari Sewell April 8, 2011 (11:59 am)

    Tim, Lori and West Seattle Runner are a fantastic addition to the community. Love getting my running shoes here in West Seattle!

  • Brandon April 8, 2011 (2:20 pm)

    Congrats! I bought my first pair of running shoes here (used to wear basketball shoes for running. They took the time to watch me walk so they could right fit a shoe to me. I must say love the shoes, they took off like a minutes off of my 5k time, just from switching shoes! Check em out if you need some new kicks.

  • Tim April 8, 2011 (2:53 pm)

    We are doing 20% off all regular merchandise (shoes, apparel, accesories) and an additional 10% all clearance merchandise. Come see why we were voted “Best Running Shoe Store” in Western Washington (by my mom).

  • Valerie April 8, 2011 (3:07 pm)

    Tim & Lori are totally supportive even of non-runners! I’m in the Get Fit West Seattle group and although I’m a walker, they’re still unfailingly encouraging – and, thanks to their support, since the first of the year I’ve gone from very little regular activity to happily walking the full training distances every week and loving it! Shoes, clothing, gear, knowledge – they have it all. So glad they’re here and so glad they’re now a WSB sponsor!

  • Pam April 8, 2011 (3:27 pm)

    Had a great experience in the store – great recommendation for insoles, quick to order size we needed, arrived when they said. Great people, great service, local!!!!

  • Karen April 8, 2011 (3:54 pm)

    Went from not being able to run a mile to easily running 4 miles and it didn’t hurt a bit, in fact it was fun! Tim is the best when it comes to beginner runners! I know the shoes they recommended really helped, too.

  • Bonnie April 8, 2011 (3:58 pm)

    Got my new shoes this morning! Thanks!

  • Kristi Mandt April 8, 2011 (4:40 pm)

    I don’t run but I walk and I found the BEST, most comfortable walking shoes here. My sister from Juneau was with me and also found some comfortable shoes. She and I talked for weeks afterward about the comfort of our new shoes!
    They were very nice and accomodating as we also had my three year old very active niece with us.

  • Julie April 8, 2011 (8:25 pm)

    Tim & Lori are fantastic! They provide great service and are have also helped many people (myself included) get started running through their runners groups. Happy Anniversary!

  • Jill April 8, 2011 (8:54 pm)

    Just want to add another cheer for our own neighborhood running store. Congrats on the anniversary, guys!

  • Stacy April 8, 2011 (9:09 pm)

    Congratulations Tim and Lori! Still love my shoes!

  • Karen April 8, 2011 (11:07 pm)

    Congrats Lori, Tim and all the awesome staff at West Seattle Runner. I miss running with you all…and looking forward to when I return from Europe. Many hugs From Bulgaria!!!

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