How many runners are taught to run? The thing is, nobody is ever taught to run. There’s a widely held perception that distance running doesn’t require much skill. You just put one foot in front of the other, what is difficult about that!
Running correctly is not so much about looking good as feeling good, though it’s hard to run correctly without looking pretty good too. And there are compelling reasons to learn how to do it. If you run correctly, you’ll be less likely to get injured. That means your training will be more consistent and that might be the single most important factor in making progress.
Secondly, the ability to maintain good form will allow you to go faster or keep up the same speed for longer distances. Efficiency is critical to distance running, you need to avoid working against yourself.
Newcastle Running Academy has been set up as a bespoke service for runners that uses the latest biomechanics software, technique coaching and strength/conditioning to help improve running performance and reduce the risk of further injury. Our goal is to make you run more safely, efficiently and ultimately faster.
What does it involve?
Your initial individual running assessment takes approximately 60-90 minutes.
The assessment is undertaken to establish a baseline for your programme design. It includes a review of your static posture and alignment a Functional Movement Screen involving muscle strength/length testing and video analysis of your current running technique. The assessment is designed to identify the weak links in your running technique that will affect performance, enabling our experienced staff to develop your individual performance exercise program.
The performance package follows this up with 5 one on one coaching sessions each lasting 60 minutes. Your bespoke program is designed following your assessment ensuring it is specific to your individual needs. Work with our instructor to improve areas of weakness, enhance technique and efficiency and truly push your performance. Your final session includes a repeat of the video analysis to re-assess and highlight your progress.