"There are champions everywhere. Every street's got them. All we need to do is train them properly."

- Arthur Lydiard



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“Old school” training for runners

Return to the methods that worked with our old school running events and training programmes.

Check out our coaching page or look at upcoming events to participate and learn to run “old school”.

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Looking for information about how to train, how to run injury free or how to live a healthy active lifestyle?

Browse our training guidelines, articles, videos, blog entries and other content for the answers to your questions and learn the running secrets we almost all forgot!

Expert coaching

We want you to run your very best, every time, by teaching you the proven, enjoyable and successful methods of the legendary master coaches of the past, such as Arthur Lydiard. We provide fully personalised training programmes, coaching support, workshops and training groups to support you. So if you want to “run old school” and smash your PBs, join the ranks of our athletes.

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Running workshops

We want every runner to be able to run as much as they want with no injuries, niggles or need for constant treatment. We can teach you how to move in accordance with the natural laws, moving with perfect technique, and staying clear of injury and pain. Our “Running Form” workshops teach you how and our “Skill & Conditioning’ classes mean you can continue to perfect your skills for as long as you wish.

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Focused on you

“You have to consider everything” for optimal health and peak performance, not just training, and we want to make it easy for you to adopt the right training methods, food choices and lifestyle. We provide advice on how to return to a more natural life, even today, and break the habits that stop you from making the changes you need to train and live the most productive and effective life you can.

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Testimonials

Just wanted to say thank you for putting on such a fantastic course at the weekend, and thank you for the persuading me to go on the course.  After doing the session on the treadmill on the second day and feeling that pure joy of running with correct technique and not feeling any pain I was certainly convinced that it was the way forward for my running. – Oliver Castle Read More »

Went to the champions everywhere workshop… great turn out and a great variety …. a long trip but well worth it for the variety and the clarity wit which the huge amount of research results were presented, their advice on many areas was very convincing as they produced some very solid looking proof to back up their advice, glad I made the long trip.” – John Lenihan Read More »


Oliver Castle

Olive Castle testimonialJust wanted to say thank you for putting on such a fantastic course at the weekend, and thank you for the persuading me to go on the course. I was a little skeptical of the whole idea before going on the course but once everything had been explained (very clearly and professional I must add) I was certainly a lot more interested in the ideas that were discussed. After doing the session on the treadmill on the second day and feeling that pure joy of running with correct technique and not feeling any pain I was certainly convinced that it was the way forward for my running.

I could not make the training session last night but started the exercises at home and have built them in with the other core exercises that I have been doing. I went to see the physio today about my IT band and she has given me a full bill of health to go back running and gradually build up in the same way discussed on the course. I chatted to her about the running course and she certainly had an interest in attending the course so you might have another customer.

Thanks again for the fantastic weekend and looking forward to building back up the running but with some good technique this time.

- Oliver Castle, former elite kayaker

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John Lenihan

 

John LenihanWent to the champions everywhere workshop in Wicklow at the weekend, great turn out and a great variety on the programme, focus was posture, the importance of our feet and maybe looking back at the movement of our ancestors rather that hurtling forward at the mercy of money orientated business company, very interesting to watch on slow motion film the difference between our foot strike with heavily padded shoes compared to the foot strike when barefoot, a long trip but well worth it for the variety and the clarity wit which the huge amount of research results were presented, their advice on many areas was very convincing as they produced some very solid looking proof to back up their advice, glad I made the long trip.”

- John Lenihan, world mountain running champion 1991

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