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Evolutionary medicine (Darwinian medicine)

The new discipline of evolutionary medicine informs the ChampionsEverywhere injury free running model developed by Tony Riddle. Although this field has fundamental differences compared to many “traditional fields”, evolutionary medicine is not in competition with traditional medicine but rather supplements and improves it. It should not be confused with Functional Medicine or Alternative Medicine to…

Arthur Newton

Arthur Newton was the finest ultra-runner of his generation, despite a late start to his running career, and turned to coaching later to share the wisdom he had found through self-experimentation. Like Arthur Lydiard, Newton had very little existing knowledge to go by in trying to find the necessary endurance to compete at the highest…

Marathon training

The classical event over 26.2 miles or 42.2km is one of our favourite events as the “old school” training system that we employ makes runners tireless first and foremost and this is the most important attribute for the successful marathon runner. Our marathon training programmes do not differ markedly from other training programmes in the…

Ultra running and ultra marathons

Ultra-running events are simply running events longer than the established distance for the marathon event (that is longer than 26.2 miles or 42.2km). The set distances of 50km, 50 miles (80.5km), 100km and 100 miles (161km) are fast becoming the standard event distances for this discipline of running as are 24 hour and 48 hour…

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