Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… Read More

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How To Condition Your Body For Running

Introduction Most of the runners concentrate on covering more distance. The problem with this philosophy is that if you do so, you will struggle to go beyond a certain point. There will be the physical limitations of your body. You will not be able to cover more distance after a certain threshold. The best solution… Read More

Heat Acclimatisation: What is the Value of Short-term, Low-volume Training in the Operational Context?

Research Paper Title Short-Term, Low-Volume Training Improves Heat Acclimatization in an Operational Context. Background Personnel who travel to areas with a hot climate (WBGT > 27°C) may suffer from the heat (physiological strain, thermal discomfort, increased probability of heat illness), making them partially or fully inoperative. Performing physical activities during heat acclimatisation is known to… Read More

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 Coaches & Recreational/Competitive Runners

“You don’t have to be a running coach to improve someone’s ability to run.” (Fountain, 2017, p.21) In 2015, the number of weekly runners in England rose by 63,000 to 2.1 million according to Sport England’s Active People Survey. Sport England now uses the  Active Lives Survey and the latest data (2015-16, Year 1 Report) reports… Read More

Recreational Running & Women: What Are The Health Effects?

Research Paper Title Health Effects of Recreational Running in Women: Some Epidemiological and Preventive Aspects. Abstract Estimated maximum oxygen uptake of middle-aged non-elite road race entrants is around 45 to 50 ml/kg/min, which is 40 to 100% higher than values from the female general population. Endurance training, low bodyweight, and nonsmoking of runners explain part of,… Read More