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Life Goes Quickly, Prioritise Happiness

The end of yet another year. Christmas is here and a New Year dawns. I can't believe how fast time goes. Our lives are so busy that time just seems to pass by more quickly each year. But so do events – planned and otherwise – happy and tragic! I don't know about you,...

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Minda Critchlow, Case Study

Case Study Name: Minda Critchlow,  Age: 37,  Years Running: 4 Best Performance(s): Best 5k - 27:15 Best 10k - 1:03 Half Marathon - 2:17 How did you start running? In 2011, our first baby was born and was soon followed by our second, just 15 months later. Pregnancy was...

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Hill Training For Runners

Many of you will like the idea of running up hills, and some of you won't because it's demanding work. You look ahead and see a big climb ahead, and you start to question how you’re ever going to make it to the top. You know your heart, lungs and muscles will be...

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An Introduction to Running Biomechanics

An Introduction to Running Biomechanics Biomechanics is one of those words that will either interest you or switch you off straight away. There are many definitions as to what biomechanics means in the scientific community. But if we drop the fancy terminology and...

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Kate Holt, Case Study

Case Study Name: Kate Holt,  Age: 26,  Years Running: 14 800m: 2.07, 1500m: 4.14, 3000m: 9.21, 5000m: 16.03, 5K Road: 16.11, 5 Mile: 27.37. Best Performance(s): Track: ESAA English Schools Track: Junior: 1500m Champion 2006 & 2007 SIAB Schools International...

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Clifton Bradeley, Case Study

Case Study Name: Clifton Bradeley,    Age: 54,    Years Running: 47 Best Performance(s): All-England School intermediate 1500m champion 1981 All-England School senior 1500m champion 1984 (Record still stands) All-England School senior X-country champion 1984 AAA...

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What are orthotics, and how can they help me?

What are orthotics and how do they work? In-shoe orthotic devices (sometimes called orthoses) are specialist insoles that fit inside the shoes to help support your feet and posture when you need it. They are generally dispensed to you after an individual assessment...

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How To Get Rid Of Knee Pain, In Runners

Knee pain is one of the most common overuse injuries in sport. The incidence of lower extremity running injuries ranged from 19.4% to 79.3%. It is not uncommon to injury either one or both knees during running, especially when you start out until your joints and...

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How To Use VO2 Max, In Running

I guess that lots of you have stumbled across V02 Max testing before, but not many of you will have experienced one before. V02 Max testing is one of the most common tests performed to determine the maximal amount of oxygen uptake or consumption a person can consume...

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