About

What’s up big boy?

My name is James and I’m the founder of the Big Boys Run Club. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us.

Let me share our story with you...

Big Boys Run Club was founded to help Big Boys get the help, advice and well-fitted running t-shirts they need.

The idea came, really, from frustration with the running industry.

When I started running it felt like everything was tailored to smaller runners.

The advice, the t-shirts, the shoes, all of it was made for the little and light runner we all imagine setting a blistering marathon pace.

I'll never forget walking into a sports shop, buying an XXL t-shirt, and finding it fit more like a corset.

It was hard to find anything for the Big Boy runners. The larger people who like to pound the pavement and wear clothes that, you know...fit.

The final straw came when I was reading a running magazine. They were reviewing shoes and put runners into four weight categories:

  • Under 65kg
  • 65kg to 75kg
  • 75kg to 85kg
  • 85kg+

At six foot five and 115kg, I couldn't help but feel us Big Boys were being forgotten about.

I couldn't tell you the last time I was put in a weight class with someone 30kgs (66lbs) lighter than me.

And, just for reference, here's evidence of the last time I was 85kgs:

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I decided it was time to create a space - and some t-shirts - for the Big Boy runners. Because, after all, #bigboyscanruntoo.

On this website, you'll find advice to help you run faster, recover smarter and understand how to best look after yourself as a Big Boy runner.

You'll also find well-fitting, breathable, running t-shirts made especially for people like you and me. Large is the smallest size we do. 

If you want to become part of the community you can join the mailing list, follow us on Instagram or post about your next run using the #bigboysrunclub hashtag.

I look forward to having you around,

James Johnson

Chief Big Boy