Coes are an independent family of stores, dedicated to providing a truly personal shopping experience and specialising in menswear, womenswear, sportswear and school uniforms.
Their sports department is bigger and better than ever, boasting a range of expert services – including gait analysis and FootBalance Custom Insoles – which is backed by the expert knowledge of their staff. All passionate about sport and with first-hand experience of putting our ranges into action, their priority is helping you find the right kit for you.

When Jan Reeve and Stuart Masters joined the Coes team in 2017, they were keen to create a run club that supported and encouraged runners of all ages and abilities. With the support of Coes, they were able to make this concept a reality and Rushmere Community Runners was born.
Today, the club has in excess of 600 members and is a fantastic asset to the local community; one of many reasons Coes are still proud to sponsor Rushmere Community Runners and to continue to be a part of its journey.

To ensure the club can continue to expand and offer the best service possible to its members, Coes have recently invested in English Athletics certification for group leaders, as well as offering ongoing advice and resources. In addition to this, members are entitled to a 15% discount on run clothing, accessories and footwear at the Coes Ipswich store, which stocks brands such as ONs, Brooks, Nike, Asics, Superdry and SIS Nutrition

Hello fellow runners,

We are delighted to be working with Coes and supporting the Rushmere Community Runners! But before we hit the ground running into 2019; a little bit about us…
At Brooks we believe that a run can flat out change a day, a life, the world!
Our purpose is simple. We exist to inspire runners and to enhance their running experience. As we believe running is a gift and brings you closer to your best self. And you end every run in a better place than you started.
Consequently, you may have noticed we eat, breathe and stretch for the run. We run together as much as we can, and we hope to inspire the communities we touch to run together too. Because running is a team sport, and life’s not a sprint.

Therefore, no matter what the question, for us it’s always the same answer: the run.

We are fortunate, because since 2001, we’ve been able to focus exclusively on the pursuit we love more than any other. We challenge ourselves to make the best running gear in the world because we want to run in it too!

Thus, our brand aspires to reflect the truth in running. Therefore, we sweat every detail to create solutions for runners. If it doesn’t improve your run, you won’t find it in our gear! As we believe technology is only valid when it helps you run.

So even though we are a running company the most important thing we make isn’t a shoe. The most important thing we make is your run. Granted, we may be biased but our advice is simple: Run Happy!

Run Happy is a unique point of view that paints all running experiences in an inspiring, joyful, persistently positive light. We’re super excited to be part of your running experience, fast or slow, master or newbie, helping to remind you that a good run is always there waiting for you!

So let’s celebrate the transformative power of the run!

Run Happy!


John Reynolds or JR as he is known to most, lives and works in Ipswich and the surrounding Eastern region and also London on an adhoc basis. He is a keen runner and focuses his race time on long distance trails.

John has studied extensively and his qualifications are recognised nationally and in many other countries as well. They enable him as a therapist to practice independently and also to obtain full comprehensive insurance cover. John is also a qualified Level 4 Kinesiology Taping specialist as well as being Pitch Side First Aid/Trauma and AED qualified.

His studies covered all aspects of soft tissue, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, postural assessment, massage, remedial massage, nutrition and the management of clients in a professional, clinical environment.

Although sport is a common factor with many of John’s client’s symptoms, it is far from being the only issue he deals with. John also treats clients who have musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction caused by any of life’s stresses and from all walks of life so it needn’t be a sports injury that gives you reason to get in touch.

John is a very keen supporter of RCR and has hailed the rise of the community club as filling a massive hole in the local run scene.  Giving people who find more traditional clubs too intimidating has been missing from the run community in Ipswich and RCR is proving a big part of the solution to this issue.

The On story starts in Switzerland.
From small beginnings in Zürich, Switzerland, On set out in 2010 with a big ambition: to change the world of running. In the eight years since, On has been embraced into the hearts, and onto the feet, of more than five million runners in over 50 countries. And there’s no sign of slowing down…
To help get runners in the shoes, On like to work closely with run specialty stores like Coes in Ipswich. Coes hosts and supports the running community at RCR where every Tuesday and Thursday they get over 100 runners from the local community out running.
On have also named two members of there running community Lee and Sarah, their Local RCR ambassadors, who they have supplied shoes and apparel too. On picked Lee and Sarah due to their involvement and dedication to support RCR.
On look forward to seeing you next time they attend an RCR run.

Gilmour Piper are delighted to be associated with and a sponsor to Rushmere Community Runners.  They have long enjoyed a professional relationship with Coes and more recently with Stuart and Jan in the sports department.  RCR represents something different to other running clubs, the inclusion of all regardless of running ability and the friendly community where you all help each other out is a familiar ethos to our professional family at Gilmour Piper.

Based centrally in Ipswich for the past 40 years, Gilmour Piper is the county’s most established private health care clinic.  Their team of highly qualified professionals are dedicated to helping each and every client overcome their health concerns to achieve independent living from regaining mobility following surgery, to aiming for race PB’s, they have the team to help you.

The Gilmour Piper team consists of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Pilates and Yoga instructors, Podiatrists, Personal Trainers, and Sports massage and Soft tissue therapists working individually and in many cases together to help runners in prevention of and recovery from injuries.  They believe communication and education are key factors to rehabilitation so they communicate thoroughly and swiftly with each other and all patients are educated in the potential causes of their specific problem and the reasons why specific treatments and rehabilitation exercises are advised.

Their therapists are qualified in taping techniques, acupuncture and the use of extracorporeal shockwave which has been shown to be very effective in reducing pain in the achillies tendon and plantar fascia.  However, passive treatments alone do not fix problems completely, they help with the pain and symptoms in order to perform the required rehabilitation to return to normal.

Gilmour Piper’s podiatrists are experts in routine footcare and biomechanics.  All too often, calluses, corns, verruca’s and ingrowing toenails cause needless pain which leads to compensation in the foot and leg resulting in injury, these issues are easily fixed.  Some runners also benefit from orthotics (shoe inserts) to improve the interaction of the foot and the ground, while this is not recommended as a first line of treatment, when it is useful, having these prescribed by a professional is preferable to off the shelf trial and error and surprisingly inexpensive.

They have a wider back up team on site when injuries or pains are more complex involving spinal, upper and lower limb surgeons, a dedicated foot and ankle surgeon and a sports medicine doctor with on site diagnostic ultrasound and referral to MRI where appropriate.
Gilmour Piper have psychological support in the form of cognitive behavioural therapists and a hypnotherapist, both professions being utilised by professional sports people here to achieve that little bit more.