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Keith Bateman Coaching

Running technique sessions - run smoother, faster, farther

 
Our technique-change book based of my successful sessions and backed up with expert advice and exercises for transitioning to better technique

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Neil Hawthorne 
@ 17th December 2012 22:46:55

As a 55+ veteran life-time runner I stepped up the pace in 2008 with the Bogong to Hotham Ultra. Five years later I find myself running faster than ever as evidenced in 2012 across 14 events ranging from 10km to 100km. Thanks Keith for transforming my technique in just one short lesson.

David Watson 
@ 27th December 2016 22:37:26

Had a great learning experience with the masterful Keith Bateman who was immediately able to hone in on my running inefficiencies. I felt lighter across the ground after only one session, with a sense of running returning as an "effortless" form. Much consolidating of his advice to come but am really excited by the idea of retuning to running in its sheer simplicity.

Bek Rychvalsky 
@ 20th May 2014 10:08:07

After being an elite swimmer and having an entire team correcting my technique it was a must that I find a coach for my running, a sport I am new too. I had recurring foot injuries over longer distances and really needed someone to tell me what I was doing wrong, and right! WOW! Keith Bateman is truly amazing! A wonderful communicator, patient coach who provides and inspiring and enjoyable session, knowledge and skills I would of never of known to finesse. My partner and I walked away inspired and feeling on top of the world! Thanks Keith

One-to-one technique improvement (also small groups)

Improve your running technique and reduce injury risk

SMH Half Marathon finish

One-to-one coaching is the best way to identify ways you can improve your running technique.

10% speed improvement only a few weeks after one session is common

Technique changes regularly reduce or even eliminate areas of pain

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Whatever your current running ability, better technique will help you run smoother and with less effort. That means you can run further/faster with the same effort, and it will also decrease the possibility of you getting a running injury.

Sessions last 50 to 70 minutes and there is a follow-up email with suggestions, comments and video analysis

Although my main aim with most clients is to improve technique I do of course pass on knowledge and ideas on all aspects of running - a collection from my many years of sports teaching, and training with some of Australia's best athletes plus racing at State, National and International competitions.

I introduce clients to barefoot running when possible as it encourages good technique - it has helped me to stay strong and largely injury free. I encourage a gradual transition towards barefoot training and increased use of minimalist shoes where this can be done safely.

Warning:
Technique changes must be introduced gradually to avoid injury and you must be prepared to reduce the length and intensity of your runs and gradually build up while you build up strength in new areas. If you are on a training program or are preparing for a race then you will need to forgo your short-term goals in favour of the long-term benefits of running more efficiently.

Keith's progress

Older Yet Faster through technique change

From the age of 45 Keith's running times improved dramatically, culminating in a host of State, National and World age-group records.

The records that he set in the 55-age-group were faster than the records he set in the 45-age-group!

At the time of writing, he has broken, and still holds, 38 age-group State Records, 15 Australian age-group records and five 55-age-group World Records: 1500m (4:12.35), 1 mile (4:35.04), 3000m (8:56.80), 5000m (15:29.7) and 10000m (31:51.86).

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