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Keith Bateman Coaching

Running technique sessions - run smoother, faster, farther

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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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Jamie Roberts 
@ 20th May 2013 12:03:11

I Saw Keith 3 months ago. Yesterday I ran the SMH half. I ran 96:15 - a PB by nearly 3 minutes. This was a remarkable race because: (1) I trained half as much as last year - I'm still adapting to the new style (I've only hit 50kms for the week twice); (2) the race felt effortless - I maintained a constant pace throughout (4:33) and didn't die over the last few kms as usual (I was able to sprint the last 400m); (3) I feel like I could run again today - normally I have to take days off after a big run. Altogether I'm amazed at how much I have benefited from just one short session with Keith.

Rose Manousaridis 
@ 9th January 2012 16:01:24

It's one thing to be able to do something well and quite another to share this knowledge and enable othersto feel confident enough to take it on. Keith did this yesterday and I am pleased to say ( not) that my calves today are most ungrateful. Thanks Keith. Practice makes perfect right?

Andy Alchin 
@ 20th May 2013 14:12:59

I saw Keith 6 months ago and I raced in the half marathon and beat my PB by 4 1/2 minutes ran a 1.51 I have gone from very much a heal runner to now more forefoot I did some 60 km weeks in training and have not had one injury and I also ran my fastest 5 km run last week at 23.15 which I could never do Looking forward to another catch up with Keith this weekend

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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