We founded RunTeach from our passion for helping runners from all backgrounds and abilities to learn to run the right way for them. We are all individual, and while there are some standard running templates that act as a solid starting point, we all need to learn to run to suit our unique body and circumstances.
It is far too easy for a running shop to prescribe stability or motion control shoes as a quick fix. It is far more complicated to ask the question “why?” and dig for an answer. Everyone wants the magic bullet whereby you can go into a running shop with a painful knee and are sold miracle shoes that solves all your pain. But how many times have you bought “miracle shoes”?
Of course, we all know deep down that there is no magic cure, and the only way to reduce our injury risk is to learn to run properly.
And that’s where we come in. By assessing how you run now, and gathering data about you and your running, we can help build a plan that will teach you the fundamental skills required to lift your running performance and take it to the next level – all while reducing your risk of injury.
Following your assessment with us, you can either use the data to improve your running by yourself, or we can build you a personalised gait retraining course. Your gait retraining course will be designed to address the specific issues highlighted in your assessment, and includes face to face sessions as well as a training schedule.
Learning to Run
- We need to practice our technique and skills
- Very often we need to take at least some lessons to help us progress
But when it comes to running, having running lessons is just not on our radar. Sure, we’re happy to trawl the Internet for tips and tricks about shoes, gels, hydratation, and running form. We’re also quite willing to buy popular running magazines and the latest books that point us in the right direction. But is that enough? Hands up who actually practices any of the stuff you read…
“Coming back from a running injury is hard!”
Running injuries tend not to “just happen”, unless it was a specific incident or trauma. Most running injuries build up over a period of time, and most occur because we are not running properly. And we are not running properly because we have never been taught to run. Running is a skill, or a set of skills. Just like any other sport, running has specific techniques that if learned and mastered, can keep you injury free and achieving personal bests for years to come.
“My knee injury kept me out for 3 weeks, and then I lost my mojo”