I’ve recently spent time off my feet, having been injured. I also then spent time at home looking after poorly girlfriend and two young sons. More time away from running. Add to this, car trouble, overtime, social calendar, anniversaries and so on…. Life just gets in the way at times. Which leads me to thinking about the elite runners of this world and the chances that to properly maintain a successful training regime, they have to be supremely selfish in order to reach their potential. And before you take that wrong, think about it…. There’s the individual, who perhaps … Continue reading
In just about every sport I can think of, coaching is part of the improvement process for the participant, yet not so often in running. I suspect because it is so much more of an individual sport and everyone can run, can’t they? Well, therein lies the question, there is running… And there is running. And I am not talking about who is the faster. There does appear to be one very common thread throughout what people talk about, with regard to Running Objectives. This occurs across the spectrum of running participation, regardless of time spent running on a … Continue reading
Reflections on 2017, the ups, the downs and the near-death experiences: 2017 has been a very exciting year for me in terms of running. Here are a few of my best (and worst moments) as I look forward to what 2018 might have in store! My 2017 fell season started off with one of the local fell races, Wolf’s Pit. I dragged my housemate along for her first fell race and I’m pretty sure she enjoyed it! Lesson learned: although it is not ideal preparation, sometimes being covered in glitter from the night before can help motivation during a … Continue reading
Colin Papworth is Accelerate Performance Centre‘s resident Podiatrist and Running Form Expert. His knowledge and understanding of the Running Gait is second to none. The Accelerate staff team place a great deal of stock in the information and advice he shares, on matters relating to form, feet and footwear. With many more people taking up running and access to increasing amounts of information via the internet, gait analysis has become a bit of hot topic. There has been much discussion and information concerning what is the best running style, with lots of information on how you … Continue reading
2017 Annual Review. Dot (Nightingale) Kesterton. The year started as well as I could hope for. The arthroscopy on medial and lateral meniscus in early December seemed to be healing well. Mr Brown, surgeon, suggested I start gentle training after two months. I took his advice and used the first few months of the year to rebuild and strengthen muscles around the injured knee. it took a lot longer than I expected but by the end of the summer felt ready to enter my first race of the year, Dig Deep 10K trail race. The legs gave me the … Continue reading
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