Who is it for
If it hurts when you run and you know it shouldn’t, or you want to improve your technique for a middle or long distance event, then this course will benefit you. Or you’ve already sustained an injury from running and want to prevent future injuries from occurring – this course will help you achieve techniques that will make running what it should be: a natural movement unaccompanied by tension and fear.
What others are saying
Browse our testimonials from previous workshops before making up your mind.
What you learn
We teach you how to combine the very best of old school running techniques with the unique insights into human movement provided by Tony Riddle. At our course you will:
- See how you run today and what it means for your performance
- Learn what natural running really means and why you get injured
- Observe and practice with skilled natural runners
- Experience what running naturally feels like
- Learn to perfect your running and control your injuries
In a nutshell – running in accordance with the natural laws will make you run further, faster, more efficiently and with fewer injuries. All you need bring is commitment – there’s no “free meal” when learning a new skill.
After our courses, we can help provide a full programme to continue your education and help you develop your running further.
Format of the “Run injury free” weekend
Day 1: Fundamentals of old school running
On day 1 we record video of your current running style followed by presentation of our injury model and the first principle of old school running: “First run well, technically”.
We’ll look at individual bio mechanical analysis of your running style with bespoke prescription of exercises and drills. Most of the day will be practice including a personalised 1-to-1 with Tony Riddle where you get taken through a ”takeaway” programme for your individual needs. We finish with you putting everything back together – video analysis again and feedback.
Day 2: Fundamentals of old school training
On day 2, we always have a few surprises in store but we will take you through the natural movements of man – all of which feed into perfecting your running stride and improving your overall movement ability.
We move outdoors to record your uphill and downhill running as well as provide basic training on how to move effectively across obstacles – balancing, jumping, vaulting and other movements are all covered here along with methods to make natural exercise part of your daily life.
In the afternoon, we analyse your uphill/downhill running before conducting a running circuit to improve your running skills further. The day ends with a final recording of your running uphill/downhill before video analysis and Q&A.
I’d like more information
- General brochure for more details
- Leaflet for the upcoming workshops
- Our extensive article library on the topic
- We also have pictures from previous workshops on our Facebook page.
- Practical details (venue, what you get on the day, what to bring, from when to when etc.)
Below is our current schedule:
- July 27th/28th: Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Co. Wicklow (book now)
- September 14th/15th: Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Co. Wicklow (book now)
You can purchase both our 1-day and 2-days (full weekend option). The weekend option is the best both in terms of value for money and in providing you the full picture. For first-time attendees we recommend booking Day 1 if you can only attend one day. Previous attendees can easily slot into both days if they want a “refresher”.
€300 for the 2-day weekend with a €250 early bird offer if you book 4 weeks in advance. Our 1-day offers are €175 (€150 early bird).
July early bird set to expire on June 15th!
ChampionsEverywhere “Coached Athletes” can avail of a 10% discount!
How to sign up
16 spots are available for each class so we can provide you with maximum attention during the weekend from our four coaches. You’ll be charged a €100 deposit when booking with the rest of the price payable on the day.
Alternately call René Borg at 0851214541 or email us to book
Book early to avoid disappointment. Note that deposits are non-refundable as our workshops generally sell out and late cancellations do no allow us to fill spots back up, however, we can generally facilitate a transfer to a later workshop if possible. Workshop numbers are strictly limited to 16 people.