Learn how to run efficiently with our Newton Running accredited Running School.
Natural Running is the way the human body was meant to run in its purest form – namely barefoot – across a solid surface. That means running with efficient mechanics centered around landing lightly and the mid-foot/forefoot (ball of the foot, but not on the toes) and quickly sensing then, lifting your foot off the ground instead of pushing off with excessive muscular force. Practicing good running form can be simple, but it may take time to unlearn old habits and learn proper technique. Ultimately, good running form can help make a runner stronger, more efficient and less prone to overuse injuries.
We add the fun back into learning. At our Running School we will look at how you are running and session by session nurture you toward better running form. This process is both informative and fun.
You can choose to have a single assessment as a one off or incorporate it within a course of sessions that will really help you evolve and project your running to a new level. See the fees box to the right of this page for prices.
Our running assessment is designed to have a look at how efficiently you run. The assessment will take the form of a full exercise & injury profile followed by taking some video of you running on a treadmill from different angles. We will look at:
- How your feet strike the ground
- The amount of strides per minute you take (cadence)
- How long your stride is
- What position your body position is in
- How much upper body involvement is occurring
- How effective you footwear is
With the outcomes of the assessment we will be able to get a full profile of your running ability (technical) and then suggest a suitable course of action to progress you.
Our running package includes the following:
- 1x Running Assessment
- 4×30 minute technique and conditioning sessions
Each of the four sessions will address the different technical aspects of the good running form, the associated drills and the strength and conditioning required to make such changes. At the end of every session you will be given information leaflets to back up the key points that have been covered, and homework to complete that includes technique change, drills and conditioning work.
Alternatively you may be interested in attending one of our Running workshops – especially if you know a few people who may benefit from this technique of running.
Natural Running Assessment £70.00
Natural Package (Assessment + 4 sessions) £250.00
Having run as a heel striker for many years the NR coaching sessions changed my technique with great ease and fun. I am now running easier but faster Mark, Reading, March 2011