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Runners, could your sense of balance be holding you back?

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We teach proper posture for running as one of the first and most important aspects of avoiding injuries. Being able to hold the ‘correct shape’, which is what good posture is, helps your foot land much closer to your body with a greater degree of relaxation. This instantly takes care of most of the common…

Three things to know to start running well in the New Year

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I remember the time a girl in my team at work poked me in the stomach and said ‘aren’t you getting a bit soft’. That same evening I was out pounding the pavement until I got red-faced and my lungs screamed for mercy. That took me 20 minutes. I learnt a lot in the many…

Competence-based training for runners

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Could you be getting hurt because you put training volume and capacity first instead of your ‘competence’ as a runner? And what is competence anyway? We look into a ‘competence-based training’ for runners and why you should do it on our latest instalment of blogs on ‘Running.ie‘.   ‘Historically running training has focused on first…

Force plates and foot assessment for runners

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René provides on overview of the importance of foot assessment and what force plates can tell you about your injuries and performance in his first blog at our new centre of excellence at Running Superstore:   Your foot provides your support point during walking, running, standing, jumping, squatting and all other movements that are bipedal…

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…