FootStriker: A ‘Shocking’ New Aid to Develop Running Technique

As a qualified running coach I appreciate how difficult it can be to change an individual’s running technique. Trying to convince/develop runners to land on the front of their feet rather than the back can be a tricky task. However, there is now another method available to coaches: “CHANGING your running style can be tricky. Perhaps… Read More


Running Shoes: Linking Cushioning, Loading Rates & Risk of Injury

Verbatim from the REPS UK magazine (2017, p.7), as I thought they wrote a witty article (and I couldn’t be bothered completely re-writing the whole thing): “‘It’s the ultimate advancement in energy,’ brags Under Armour about its Charged Cushioning (r) ‘absorbing the impact of your foot strike.’ Nike’s breathless boasting cuts to the chase, declaring… Read More

New Sub-section: Running: Injuries & Illness

A new sub-section fo the blog ‘Running: Injuries and Illness’ can be found under the main page heading of ‘Run!’. The article includes eight sections which will focus upon one particular aspect of running injuries and illness, and include: History and Examination Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Patellar Tendinopathy Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome Shin Pain Plantar Fasciitis Running Illness… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 08

Sport and Exercise Medicine Sport and exercise medicine (SEM) is a relatively new National Health Service (NHS) specialty that was set up in 2005 in response to the growing need to manage musculoskeletal and exercise-related injury and illness. SEM consultants are trained in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise prescription and promotion and public health and as such… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness Series

Introduction Running has become a popular pastime in the UK over the last 30 years with the evolution of large city marathons, as well as charity and fun runs making endurance exercise a realistic and achievable target for all; regardless of fitness level. This has led to the phenomenon whereby inexperienced runners may undertake physical… Read More