Dr. Mark J Mendeszoon

Dr. Mark J Mendeszoon

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Achilles Running Shop Ten Year Anniversary

Ten years.  A decade.  Half a score.  Achilles Running Shop is celebrating its 10th year anniversary.  It is hard for us to imagine that we have been in business for ten years. In that time we've come to understand the hard work, dedication, compromises, sacrifices and all the ups and downs it takes to become successful in business just as it does in running. Over the years Achilles has supported thousands of runners, and even a few Olympic competitors, a real thrill for us.   Olympians aside, the commitment we see from our patrons to running every day in Northeast Ohio regardless of weather conditions is what truly inspires us to be the best running specialty store we can be.

What was once a dream has become a reality.  From our humble beginnings at a little store in 2006 to the current state of the art location in Mentor and the addition of an Erie store, it has really been an incredible adventure. Achilles has become our family and a staple in our running communities. We have been blessed by your support and patronage and continue to strive for excellence so that we can provide you, our customers, the best advice, service, and knowledge possible so that everyone can continue to strive for their fitness goals. 

Over the last decade, there have been incredible changes in the independent running store business.  Recent reports claim that a new running boom is upon us and as a result we are seeing all types of new runners, ranging from young children and high school kids to young professionals, middle aged adults, and even senior citizens all looking to improve their quality of life. Consequently the engineering and technology behind running shoes, apparel, electronics and supplements/nutrition have become a sophisticated science. We at Achilles take great pride in keeping up with these technological advancements so that we can help our customers make informed decisions about their purchases.  After all, we are runners as well!

At Achilles we understand that time marches on and the world we live in changes on a regular basis. What won't change at Achilles is our commitment to our patrons: we will provide you the best possible care and professionalism to ensure your health, performance, and fitness for the present and future, just as we have since our opening in 2006.

We thank you for your support and look forward to being your training partner and second home for running and walking in the years ahead. Please join us next Friday evening, January 29, 2016 at our Mentor location for a customer appreciation party.