About Us

The Frontrunner was started by Laurie Blyth in 1976. We have 10 stores across the South Island and one in New Plymouth in the North Island. With a focus on running and football, The Frontrunner has always provided excellent technical knowledge and customer service

 Laurie is a former professional football player who came to New Zealand in 1972 and played for Christchurch United during their great period in the 1970's. He has been involved in football and rugby since his arrival in NZ, playing and coaching in both sports at the highest level

Laurie is the driving force behind both The Frontrunner stores and this website. He selects the products that you see on the website