Let's Run is a small independent family business based at the foot of the Cleveland Hills in Gt Ayton, North Yorkshire ran by Shelli and Wren the beautiful spaniel.

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Shelli is an active club runner with NYMAC (North York Moors AC) with time previously at New Marske Harriers. 

Lets Run has been open 6 years, originally opening with Tony who passed away in July 2018 running with Nymac, Blyth and Northumberland Fell runners. 

Opening our doors to the public for the very first time March 25th 2017 at 9.30am...

The journey was a long process to secure 27 College Sq in Stokesley but one that was worth the effort, we received the long awaited phone call at 3.15pm on Wednesday 22nd of March "You can complete today!"

We rushed to the solicitors to sign the paperwork, pick up the keys and start the mammoth task of trying to fit the shop out, all within 48hrs to open for business that Saturday.. We begged.. borrowed.. and roped everyone in we knew to help make our dream come true. Thanks to the Teeside Gazette for capturing it....

In July 2018 - Tony took his own life, the shop became a lifeline for many going through similar pain, and I was left alone to run and learn a retail business. 

By November that year I was a mess of juggling life, shop and training for The Spine, and persuaded Heather to start working together, she brought sunshine into the shop as we supported each other through more traumatic times. 

September 2019- Heather had left and Lee started at the shop full time, bringing a wealth of experience as a GB runner, sports science background, extensive knowledge of injuries, a running coach and experience from the distribution side of retail, previously working with Beta selling Ultimate Direction and Injinji, as well as having competed worldwide in trail racing and training.

March 2020 - COVID hit and we again faced more testing times along with the rest of the World.

2021....fingers crossed our 4th year of trading has fewer bumps in the road than the previous! :-) 

As always with me the bumps continue.....

2022 Lee chose to return to his previous occupation and moved back to Sheffield.

Sarah has now joined the team with a wealth of background in track, orienteering and fell, along with being a level 3 qualified coach and a very good coach at that!

The Saturday boys team increased with Tom, Harry, Tristan, James and Frazer, their customer service and racing is second to none! 

2023- 1st January we relocated to the amazing new shop in Gt Ayton, after another 48hr shop fit, no sleep a huge move and lots of help from wonderful people, if you haven't been come along its stunning!

A new year and a new beginning in all aspects of shop and life, fingers crossed the bumps start to get more runnable......

Shelli xx 

So the journey continues..... #enjoythejourney

Opening Lets Run in March 2017 Shelli and Tony's main aim was to help both beginners and experienced runners alike by giving the best service possible.  Since opening the reviews have been amazing. You can see them HERE

Shelli GORDON (Kempson)

Shelli started running as an 11yr old with her local club, quickly moving straight onto the trails, and 35yrs later she is still going (just not as strong). She completed her first 25-mile trail race at 13yrs, with a 56 ml trail ultra at 15yrs, since this date Shelli has completed numerous ultras including the Hardmoors 55, 60, 110 (CR) , 160 (CR), and 200 (CR), The Lykewake numerous times including an outright win, along with UTMB in 2014, 2016, and The Spine 268mls in 2019.

Whilst Shelli is at home at any distance she excels at the longer ultra-marathons with an outstanding achievement in the 2015 160 mile Hardmoors race finishing 1st overall in 40hrs 33 minutes setting a new female course record.

Shelli has two children Joel 25yrs and Isla 17yrs as well as grandson Colby who has been introduced to the running buggy, and outdoors, as well as lots of animals to help with the endurance (tiredness) training. 

Shelli's Results-


The Spine 268mls- 2nd Lady 


Hardmoors 55 (Beast from the East-full course completed) - 3rd Lady 

Cheviot Goat 55mls- 3rd Lady


Hedgehope Trail Race – 1st Lady CR

Tees Trail Race – 2nd Lady

Hardmoors 55 - Joint 2nd Lady (with Carol Morgan)

Hardmoors 200 - 1st Lady CR - 5th overall 

Hanging Stone Leap - 1st overall

Clennell Ultra - 1st Lady

Hardmoors Roseberry Topping Marathon - 2nd Female (1st V40)


Hardmoors 160 – 1st lady (3rd overall)

Wainstone Marathon – 3rd Lady

Pathfinder 15  – 1st Lady 2nd overall

Ladybower Trail Marathon – 3rd Lady

Lykewake – 1st Lady

UTMB- Elite start (DNF heatstroke 60mls)


Hardmoors 160 – 1st Place overall (beating all the men) CR

Hardmoors 55 – 2nd Lady (joint with Kim England)

Hardmoors 60 – 2nd Lady (joint with Heather Ford)

Wainstone Marathon – 1st Lady

Rosedale Marathon – 1st Lady (joint with Heather Ford)

White Horse Marathon – 1st Lady

Osmotherly Marathon – 1st Lady CR

Hanging Stone – 1st Lady (joint with Heather Ford)

Pathfinder 25 – 1st overall (joint Kay and Heather)

Northern Police League – 1st Lady


UTMB  –  17th Lady.

Hardmoors 160 – 1st Lady. (2nd overall)

Hardmoors 55 – 2nd Lady

Osmotherly Marathon – 3rd Lady

White Horse Marathon – 1st Lady

Saltburn Marathon – 1st Lady

Roseberry Marathon – 2nd Lady (joint Kay Neesam)

Hanging Stone – 1st Lady

Pathfinder 25 – 1st overall

White Rose Ultra – 1st Lady – CR


Hardmoors 110 –  1st lady and CR

Lykewake – 1st Lady and CR (2nd overall)

Hardmoors 55 – 1st Lady

Hanging Stone – 1st Lady

Roseberry Marathon – 1st Lady (joint Kay)

Hardmoors 60 – 1st Lady (joint with Carol Morgan 2017 spine race winner)


Lykewake – 1st place overall

Hardmoors 55 – 1st Lady

Hardmoors 60 – 1st Lady

Hanging Stone – 1st Lady (joint Kay Neesam)

Hardmoors 110 – 2nd Lady


Lee KEMP  is an Elite level runner having ran for GB, a qualified running coach, PT Instructor, background of Sports Science, accountancy, and Sports Injuries.

Lee's Results-

Ultimate Direction/La Sportiva/Injinji sponsored athlete.


Esk Valley Winter Series Male Winner


High Lonesome 100mls Colarado - 13th place

Tor De Geants- 158km completed 


(1st Brit) at the Ultra World Tour Laveredo Trail  


Winner of the Hoka Highland Fling - New Course Record 

British Ultra Marathon Champion 

Represented Great Britain at the World Ultra Trail Championships- 6th place


Tony HOLLAND 1974-2018 RIP 

Tony started running from the age of 12 thanks to a neighbour (Bill Campbell) who helped to enrol him in Gosforth Harriers, later moving onto Cramlington Harriers until he switched from running to Football, Tony went back to running soon after his son Jack was born. Jack was born with Down Syndrome so Tony wanted to raise money for the local support group, After a number of Great North Runs Tony moved into longer races as found the further he ran the more money people donated.


(Glencoe Skyline)

July 2018- Tony RIP 

Forever running xxx



Manchester Marathon (Guide for Charlotte for first 13.1mls)

Hardmoors Rosedale Half Marathon-

Hardmoors White Horse Half Marathon-


Clennell Ultra - 2nd overall 

Kielder Half Marathon – 8th  (2nd V40)

Loftus Poultry Run - 2nd V40 (11th Overall) 

Osmotherley Half Marathon

Hardmoors Roseberry Topping Half Marathon - 2nd Overall (1st V40)


Northumberland Half Marathon – 1st V40

Castles Half Marathon – 2nd V40

Kielder Half Marathon – 6th  (2nd V40)

Hardmoors Rosedale Half Marathon – 5th (2nd V40)


Hardmoors 15 – 3rd place

Castles Half Marathon – 4th place (1st V40)


British 12 hour treadmill record (65.4 miles)

2016 Scafell Marathon