Improve your running

Enjoy running your way

Increase your enjoyment and improve your running

The Resilient Runner Workshop

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85% of runners get injured every year – it’s time to take action!

Are you confused by all the advice on how to avoid running injuries?

Do you get frustrated with niggles when all you want to do is run?

Would you like simple, practical and effective advice that you can use right away?

Then the Resilient Runner Workshop is for you.

The Resilient Runner Workshop is a one-day course designed to help you improve your running so you can reduce your injury risk, run faster and keep enjoying running your way.

Through group discussion, practical elements (including coordination, warm up exercises, strength exercises and drills) and an engaging presentation, you will learn:

“I attended the resilient runner workshop and have come away with really powerful knowledge to help my running journey. I wish I’d had this information when I started running. Chris is very enthusiastic and inspiring. What are you waiting for? Book yourself a valuable day!!”

I have been really motivated by your workshop and have already written out my first 8 week plan and have chosen to concentrate on 3 areas of technique in my running. I have a race in the plan, and tempo parkruns in the build-up, rather than going flat out at everything! Thanks again for a great day and for reinvigorating my enthusiasm.”

“Nice relaxed atmosphere. Some great practical tips can put into immediate practice”

“Really great and informative day, thanks so much. I think we all took away a few ‘improvement’ skills for our running which will be massively helpful!”

“Loved this workshop…”

“Just a few changes made such a difference to my run yesterday also, it was a very undulating course and I kept reminding myself of your advice and wise words. It felt a completely different run! I can only see an improvement going forward. Thank you.”

About Your Trainer

Chris O’Brien taught himself how to run, starting at the age of 38. In his own words, he went from being 3 stone overweight, physically unfit and couldn’t run from one lamppost to the next.

Through a process of self-learning, attention to research, detailed experimentation and listening to those in the know, Chris transformed from running a 60 minute 10k to smashing a 38 minute 10k, and is proud to have run the marathon in under 3 hours.

Chris is a UK Athletics Level II Coach, specialising in road and trail running. While he is also trained and qualified in sports nutrition and biomechanics, Chris believes that he is best qualified to help you transform your running because he’s been through it all himself – and with hardly an injury to his name.

Chris started RunTeach to share the blueprint he has developed over the past 10 years with runners of all abilities, and the Resilient Runner Workshop is a great way to experience this.

This is a unique workshop experience!

The resilient Runner workshop is for runners of almost all abilities. Whether you have recently graduated from a Couch to 5k course or have been running for many years, the workshop has been designed to give you the tools to reduce your risk of injury, increase your speed and enjoy running the way you want to. 

The aim of the workshop is to help you change how you think about running by providing an environment where you can use group discussion and physical practice. The format overview is:

  • Introduction
  • Running injuries
    • Why we get injured
    • How we can reduce the risk and build resilience
  • Designing a warm up
  • Lunch
  • Running technique and form
    • Small changes = large improvements
    • Where to start and what to start with
  • Becoming a smarter runner
    • Essentials of session planning
    • Preparing our body for technique change
    • Moving better
  • Summary and finish

There will be two or three short breaks throughout the day as well as lunch.

We encourage you to work in groups and have lots of fun!

We will be doing exercises and demonstrations inside the venue.

We will be going outside for two 15 to 20 minute sessions where we will be looking at and performing warm ups and technique change (gait training).

There are two outside segments, each is around 20 minutes and they do involve some running. However…

We set up a small square course on a playing field that is only 50 metres on each side, so you will definitely not get left behind.

Most of the running is done as part of learning about the warm up, the drills and technique. All running only lasts for a few minutes at a time, but has been designed to teach you best practice and get you thinking about how you run and how you can improve your running.

The next workshop is on Saturday 16th November 2019.

The workshop starts at 11:00 and finished at 17:00.

The venue is the Bourne Academy, Hadow Road, Bournemouth. BH10 5HS.

This venue is great because we have both an inside classroom space and a playing field that we can use for the outdoor segments.

There is also plenty of free parking.

The workshop starts at 11:00 and finished at 17:00.

Because we wanted to provide you with both a theory and practical element throught the workshop, reducing the time of the workshop would also reduce its quality and usefullness.

From what our previous attendees have told us, the day flies by and you leave the workshop with a much more complete picture of how to improve your running than if we crammed everything into just 2 or 3 hours.

Your long-term running health is more important to us than showing you some quick “tips & tricks” that will quite frankly lead you to frustration and potential injury.

I know firsthand how hard changing your running is. When all you want to do is run but you are worried about injury and getting confused with the barrage of noise on what the best approach is – it can take the enjoyment out of it.

I’ve been there. I’ve been frustrated with my progress and wondered what it was I had to do to get better at running so I could enjoy it again.

I also work with runners to help rehab from injury and work towards avoiding more injury in the future – and they all say that injury really sucks!

I want to share with you what I’ve learned on my running journey and how I’ve transformed from being an overweight non-runner to setting race times beyond my wildest dreams and very rarely getting injured (once in 10 years!).

Join me on the Resilient Runner Workshop and start your transformation.