Keep on Running: former champ’s venture up and running in Floreat


Bruce Hogg says it is important for runners to have their shoes individually fitted.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d473608
Bruce Hogg says it is important for runners to have their shoes individually fitted. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d473608

FORMER national mountain running champion Bruce Hogg has reinvented a business venture he initially started in Brisbane in 1996, moving in to Floreat Forum about two months ago.

The Madeley resident, who won the 12.4km race up Camp Mountain in Brisbane in 1999, originally opened his sports retail store Keep on Running in Brisbane and, after owning an athletics franchise in Subiaco for seven years, decided it was time to revive his own business.

Mr Hogg said running shoes had to be individually fitted, whether people were competing or running for fun.

“It’s important to fit runners out for the right shoe,” he said.

“It helps to prevent injury and you enjoy running more because it doesn’t hurt so much.”

Mr Hogg has seven staff members, all with running backgrounds, including Matthew Ramsden, of Rockingham.

The WA Institute of Sport scholarship holder finished sixth in the 1500m at the World Juniors in Poland last year.

He is now training for the Commonwealth Games.

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