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Keith Bateman Coaching

Running technique sessions - run smoother, faster, further

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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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Tanvir & Mary Chowdhury 
@ 3rd February 2013 14:11:39

Fantastic first session. It took us good 4 years to find a trainer to assist with our 8 yrs old daughter's running techniques. Within 30 minutes she ran much better then ever. We loved the vdo comparison of before and after and with the details where our focus should be. The tips in fact will assist us to improve our techniques as well. Cheers Keith for all your help

Warren Williams 
@ 21st January 2011 14:55:02

I have trained with Keith in Sean Williams' Squad for the past few years. He is an inspiration to all of us and a great mentor to the junior runners. I have had a one on one run with Keith around the hills of Coogee and in that short time he was able to pass on some very worthwhile techniques to improve my hill running and cadence!!!

Amanda Coombe 
@ 22nd January 2015 17:31:10

After years of lower leg injuries and strength work, I was still a chronic over strider, wasting much energy and having to restrict my training. After reading Keith book and doing an individual session with him with my coach we have significantly reduced my over striding, excessive knee lift and improved my rhythm, all great when you are a Masters athlete. Keith has an outstanding ability to break complex biomechanical concepts down into easy to understand drills. This together with his encouraging and positive coaching style definitely makes him a 'game changer'. Thank you Keith.

Coaching

Friendly; relaxed; encouraging; informative

With 25 years ski teaching, much at the highest level, 12 years training with one of Australia's best running squads, a keen interest in technique and a remarkable progression in Masters running, I have a great deal of experience and expertise I would like to pass on to other runners.

Together with the expert podiatry knowledge of my wife, Heidi Jones this experience has been published for all to see in our book Older yet faster which is based on these technique-change sessions and her foot- and leg-strengthening program.

Get the most out of your session

I thoroughly recommend that all customers get a copy of the book before coming for a session as it is very helpful in understanding the principles and getting an idea of the methods we use. It is a chance to get a head start on foot strengthening with Heidi's exercises and videos, and to have a reference for after the session.



Newcomers and regular runners ...

I look forward to helping you run easier, smoother, faster

My sessions are conducted at the level of my clients and, since sessions are generally technique-orientated, no more than a good warm-up is normally required. Whether you have been running for some time or are just starting out, I would love the opportunity to help you run better.

Typically I will assess your running technique and discuss with you the most important corrections I think you should make. Relevant drills and exercises will help you feel and remember the changes you need to make.

Other topics are diet, training schedules, suitable races, tactics, equipment etc - generally anything to help you enjoy your running and to become as good as you can be!

I am a great fan of using a measured amount of barefoot running in training and moving toward lighter, less supportive footwear where this is safe for my clients.

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