The ‘Run and Become’ chain of running stores was started in the early 1980’s in London by one of Sri Chinmoy’s students Ongkar Tony Smith. The name comes from one of Sri Chinmoy’s aphorisms: ‘Run and Become, Become and Run. Run to succeed in the outer world. Become to proceed in the inner world.’ There are now two other shops, in Edinburgh and Cardiff.
After 20 years in business, the Edinburgh store has just moved to a new City Centre location in Queensferry Street. This follows on from a major renovation of the London store 18 months ago.
To mark the opening, there was a small ceremony attended by many Scottish athletics luminaries.
More information: Run and Become blog