“How long is a marathon?” If you are one of the over 500,000 runners who completed a marathon in 2013, you already know it is 26.2 miles or 42.2 kilometres. However, many non-runners or curious individuals have no idea. And even if they know the numbers, they have a hard time understanding exactly how long it really is. Continue reading
“Among US runners both male and female, who would kick your butt in a 5K? Who runs for weight loss? Who runs to avoid clocking their boss on bad days? Do girls just wanna have fun… or do guys wanna? Find out what makes the wearers of sports bras and Speedos tick.” Continue reading
Over the last year I have had over 600 injured runners through the running clinic at The Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin. Every one of these runners has had video analysis and coaching advice about components of their running technique that may be contributing to injury. Having seen this number of runners a few patterns have emerged and some common form issues have arisen. This resulted in the development of a poster ‘Four Steps to Running Re-Education’ This contains the four most common coaching points we use.
—John Foster, MCSP, MACPSM, Dip Phys, PGDip H. Sci.