The Frontrunner Ashburton


Stephen and Donna Mealings have always had a keen interest in health and fitness and went about establishing the Frontrunner in 2005 in Ashburton. The original store was located on East Street Ashburton, however it didn’t take long for the shop to outgrow these premises, and make the shift across town to the newly built box complex at 28 Moore Street Ashburton. This site ticked all the boxes with plenty of shop and storage space, plus the added benefit of off street parking.

Frontrunner Ashburton has long been associated with Sports Footwear, Clothing, Accessories and Nutrition in Mid Canterbury since 2005.

Frontrunner has built up a large portfolio of brands and Sports that we cater for including Running, Walking, Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Tennis, Squash, Fitness and many more.

We have well over 16 years of experience in a bricks and mortar store so you can be rest assured that we know our products inside out and have the reputation and knowledge to assist you for any purchase, be it instore or online.

We stock some of the biggest sports brands from across the globe. Our stock is continuously being updated with the latest releases from our suppliers. We love checking out the new and innovative brands with technologies that keep on pushing the sports boundaries.

Our extensive footwear range includes running, trail and walking shoes. Netball, squash and tennis shoes. Gym shoes, sandals and football and rugby boots in season.

Frontrunner Ashburton are Official Sports stockists of Men’s, Women’s, and Kids Branded Sports shoes from the market leading sports brands across the globe. A great selection of Men’s and Women’s Running T-Shirts, shorts, jackets and tights are available too.

We are also the go to store for quality school shoes including specialty school footwear such as Ascent, Asics and New Balance.

Our leading brands include: Asics, New Balance, Nike, Adidas, Merrell, Birkenstock, Hitec, Ascent, Under Armour, Smartwool, Camelbak, Hoka, La Sportiva, Mizuno, Timberland and Thorlos.

Why invest in a good sports shoe?

When exercising it is important to have a good pair of shoes and to receive the right advice when purchasing a new pair. It is important to look for a shoe with ample cushioning and support as this can prevent injury and help you enjoy your session without having to nurse your sore feet as well as your sore muscles afterwards. We have a great range of Men’s, Women’s and Kids shoes in store, there is a shoe fit for everybody.

Sports Accessories

We also have must have accessories for your kit bag with water bottles and Camelbak Vests for hydration. Sports bags and run belts to keep your kit in, and much more.
Many of our athletes take part in endurance racing. We love to support our athletes and have provided solutions around nutrition for our athletes to perform at an optimal level.
Our range of nutrition include: Pure, Gu, Nuun, Clif, Sports Beans and Peakfuel.


Supporting Local

For us, it’s all about supporting local. We hold seasonal information evenings for our local sports teams and address the importance of the correct footwear for not only game day but also at practice where a lot of injuries can occur.

If you feel your sports club could benefit from these evenings, please get in touch.

Frontrunner Ashburton is proud to be part of The Frontrunner group which has been established for over 40 years across New Zealand. We are tailor made to suit our community and as a team we strive to give the best customer service and experience that can be had in our local market.

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