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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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Nic Wright 
@ 7th June 2012 15:02:23

I had a session with Keith last December which was extremely useful with tips on my technique that a book could never provide. However, it wasn't until today that I really saw Keith run at my first Sweat session. In being passed by Keith, following and watching him run you realise that you're watching an artist - effortless excellence, like watching Messi run with the ball or a Federer topspin backhand. If you want to become a better runner, seek him out.

Rob McDwyer 
@ 15th December 2011 10:15:33

I had my introductory session with Keith this morning, despite the fact he was knocked off his bike by a car last night! Within a few hours of the session, Keith had emailed me through my before-and-after picture and videos, with an analysis of my form and some more advice on improving my new technique. I am looking forward to putting all of this into practice. Thanks Keith!

William and Gitte Rogers 
@ 29th September 2013 17:02:20

Thank you Keith for a very informative & enjoyable training session. The follow up videos and advice has given us plenty to work with. Your knowledge of the sport which you shared with us with such passion and enthusiasm, was very much appreciated. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to improve their running technique.

Running gear

Shoes

Shoes are a major problem!

I will never recommend any particular brand of shoes (except a particular model) as, even when a shoe company produces as suitable shoe, most need to change it to sell more shoes; colours and adding unnecessary, unhelpful, so-called 'scientific' additions.

Please bear in mind that when making any change you need to massively reduce distance and intensity and rebuild gradually. The answer to injury problems is to improve technique and at the same time remove the detrimental effects of chunky, heel-raised shoes. Shoes companies will blame light shoes for injuries - I blame shoe companies for being a major contributor to injuries by making everyone run badly because of the shoe design.

We shopping, also look at non-running shoes such as 'Gym' shoes or 'Crossfit' shoes - the labels shoe shops put on shoes are sales-driven. (eg racing Flats that are neither flat or suitable for racing, 'barefoot' that are nothing like barefoot.)

To help you choose running shoes and everyday shoes (which should also be flat, thin and flexible) we have suitable models shown on our book website.

Older Yet Faster by Keith Bateman and Heidi Jones

Ron Hill

Downunder Runner

I have always loved Ron Hill gear and I was delighted when Downunder Runner asked me if I would like some gear. That was in 2010 and it's all I wear. Non-Australian or New Zealand residents might like to look at ronhill.com.

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