OUR STORY

Inspired by a passion for running

ABOUT US

We’re a husband and wife team who’ve both been keen runners since childhood. In fact, we met through running.

A few years ago, we suddenly realised how uninspiring most running kit was. Gaudy colours, shiny material, either skin-tight or hopelessly baggy. If your own kit makes your heart sink every time you put it on, you’ll know what we mean.

We wanted to create something completely different. Running gear that looked sharp and felt wonderful to wear, but didn’t compromise on technical performance. Scratchy, sweaty and shiny were out; soft, subtle and stylish were in.

The result is a range of running clothes that performs just as well as the leading brands, and looks great too. It’s kit we’re happy to keep on after our run to meet friends for a coffee or a pint. Kit we love as much as running itself.

Today, we serve customers all over the world from our base in West London, and advocate running as a way to improve life, both mentally and physically. We hope you enjoy running in our kit as much as we enjoyed making it.

BRITISH CRAFTED RUNWEAR

Stylish, technical & quality built to last

DESIGNED IN BRITAIN, MADE IN EUROPE

We work with high-quality textiles that give long-lasting technical performance and comfort, no matter how far or how frequently you run.

All our running tops are made from high-performance fabrics woven in a distinctive piqué finish. Short-sleeved tops are made from a bespoke dri-release micro-blend ,woven in a distinctive piqué finish, while winter tops and beanies are made from an Italian 100% merino piqué fabric that’s completely itch-free and ideal for the cooler months.

The fabric for our running shorts is made by a leading Italian mill with a long tradition of technical innovation, and all our leggings are also made from a carefully chosen Italian fabric.

All our kit is designed in Britain and made in Europe.

BY RUNNERS, FOR RUNNERS

As keen runners ourselves, we appreciate what you’re looking for in your gear. We cut every garment for a precise yet comfortable fit and the perfect balance of freedom, warmth and ventilation. The result is kit that looks sharp and feels wonderful to wear, but without compromising on technical performance. Kit you'll be happy to keep on after your run to meet friends for a coffee or a pint.

Our apparel has a simple aim, to enhance the body in its running form. Running should be free and uncomplicated; nothing should feel over designed, engineered or embellished. Iffley Road pieces stand apart for their pared-down aesthetic and orientation towards the true and timeless values of running.

STYLE IN EVERY DETAIL

We favour classic, understated colours set off by retro detailing, and always with an eye on practicality.

For example, our tri-stripe ribbon pays tribute to the AAA’s original colours and also serves as a useful hanging loop.

The Iffley Road roundel is another nod to the AAA's badge from the same period.

The secure zipped pockets on our tops and shorts are virtually invisible, yet can still hold a car key, cash or credit card.

HERITAGE & INSPIRATION

Classic style, aesthetic excellence

EVERY GARMENT TELLS A STORY

To reflect our twin passions for old-school style and British running heritage, we named ourselves after the track in Oxford where Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile in 1954. Each of our garments is also rooted in running history.

We name our kit after running landmarks and choose colours inspired by the British landscape.

For example our flagship men’s tee is called Cambrian. It is named after a gate into Richmond Park that lifts our spirits every time we go through it to start our regular 5km circuit. Our half-zip running t-shirt, Sidmouth is named after a small area of woodland in Richmond Park. Our mid-length Thompson shorts are named after this pond in Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park.

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