February 25, 2016 6:20 am admin
Sayville Running Company was named to Competitor Magazine’s “50 Best Running Stores in the USA” list. The store was one of four New York stores represented, and the only one on Long Island.
Stores are selected to the list through a lengthy process that starts with nominations on Competitor.com and includes evaluations by “secret shoppers” that graded each store on a number of categories including community involvement, retail environment, knowledge of staff and shoe fitting process. Credit ratings from vendors were also considered.
Store owner Brendan Barrett was on hand at the annual industry trade show, The Running Event in Austin, Texas, to accept the award on behalf of the shop. “Anytime you’re recognized for doing something you really care about it’s a great feeling. I think we’ve got a great collection of people on staff and I’m really proud of everyone for this,” said Barrett.
Along with their technical knowledge of shoes, unique community events such as the Sayville Summer Series, the Hoka One One Long Island Mile, and the Distance Training Group were cited as examples of events that propelled the store to its ranking.
This is the third time the company has won the award, having also made the list in 2012 and 2013.
Photo caption: Brendan Barrett accepts the Top 50 Running Stores in the U.S.A. award from Competitor Magazine.
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