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CE strike twice in the mountains!

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Break the rules. Ignore conventional wisdom. Look long-term.  This was pretty much the approach when Jason Kehoe and Paul Tierney looked to return from their injuries in 2012. This weekend Paul Tierney secured victory in the Lakeland 100 mile race in the second fastest time ever of 20 hours and 42 minutes, making him the…

Running (technique) – simple, complex or just complicated?

Shouldn’t running just be about going out the door and putting one foot in front of the other? There is an old saying in soccer that it is ‘a simple game, complicated by idiots’? Have we done the same to running? As the science around running has expanded and the commercial interests in the sport with…

NEWS: Marathon workshop

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If the marathon is new to you or you are an experienced marathon runner in search for a new edge and some fresh inspiration, then our new ‘Marathon workshop – A ‘how to’ presentation based on the principles of history’s most successful coaches’ could be just what you are looking for.   We are launching this…

RADIO PODCAST: Running surfaces and running technique

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Jason and Rene appeared on RTE’s Ray Darcy Show and Matt Cooper’s ‘The Last Word’ last week to join in on the debate about running surfaces, injury and running technique. If you missed the interviews, listen back below and don’t forget to read our detailed response to Ger Hartmann’s article in ‘Roads are not to…

Road running is not to blame, YOU are…

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      This article was written as a response to the radio interview ‘Road-Running will leave joggers on the scrap-heap’ with Ger Hartmann. We will discuss our view here on TodayFM tonight at 18:30 GMT.     You’re driving along, inattentive, shortly after acquiring your driver’s license. As you look up from your mobile,…

ARTICLE: Fear, stress and injury

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If you’ve ever had one of those injuries that seems to ‘come and go’ or be ‘ok one day worse the next’ even when you’re not running on it then there might be an explanation. When the body prepares for a stressful or dangerous situation it creates noredrenaline (the fight or flight hormone) and cortisol…

‘PRIMAL WORKOUT’ – NEW MINI-WORKSHOP

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‘Learn the fundamentals of natural fitness and move the way nature intended’ Following the success of our ‘Hell & Back’ workshops, we are delighted to bring you the ‘Primal Workout’ experience – a series of 4-hour mini-workshops in scenic Glendalough valley, Co. Wicklow. This workout will provide you the full introduction to ‘evolutionary fitness’ and…

Glutes or feet – what really causes your running injuries and muscle pains

When I speak to runners who have recently been treated for injury one of the most common pieces of the information they share with me is that ‘the physio told me I had weak glutes’*. This often goes with a comment that ‘I have tight hips’ and a prescription to do an exercise like this…

PODCAST: CE & Barry Murray on nutrition and performance – part 3

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René Borg speaks to Barry Murray, performance nutritionist and owner of OptimumNutrition4Sport, after our first of joint workshop in Wicklow. This time we are taking questions submitted by you.  This is Part 3. Listen to Part 1 or Part 2. Listen now (note we had a few outages, they have been largely edited out) In part 3…

TOE DRILLS (TOE-GA)

Toe drills or ‘toe-ga’ is a series of drills invented by Lee Saxby and taught as part of the VivoBarefoot Coaching certification education. Please find in this article a simple video showcasing coach René Borg executing some of the moves.*   Read our full article on the topic here Note the drills shown here are…