ultramarathon

Born to Run and Why We Run reviewed: ultradistance Spartathlon and virtually barefooted super athletes

Barefoot Running is controversial. I’ve heard it said of barefoot running that “it’s unnatural!”, some in the running press, amongst physios and sports therapists feel that its a recipe for sports injuries, particularly around the ankle and achilles tendon. On the other hand proponents feel barefoot running reduces risks of chronic injuries, increases running efficiency […]

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Pose Running & Barefoot Running Workshop

Just want to make you all aware of a very exciting course coming up at Balance Performance Physiotherapy and presented by CJS Fitness on Sunday the 13th of March 10am – 5pm. The course will be presented by Naeem Akram the “Running Engineer”, click on the link below to read more and book online. There […]

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Running Clinic page now up on Main Site

Balance Performance #Running Clinic info: http://bit.ly/cp1Oe5 our expertise goes beyond high quality rehab and the Alter-G, we do PBs too! We have long catered for runners – from novice marathoners to elite and professional runners – but we have refocussed some of our existing services and changed the structure some to better cater for a […]

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Special OFFER on Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill

To celebrate the Marathon and Racing Season Balance has a Buy One Get One FREE offer for sessions on the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill. The benefits of the Alter-G a.k.a the “G-Trainer Pro” are many and Balance is going to make a concerted effort to see that more people get to see the potential in using […]

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Shoes may have changed how we run – piece from BBC Science journo

BBC Science Reporter Victoria Gill’s article is linked to below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8483401.stm It describes research that came to the obvious conclusion that if you give a human the chance to take the path of least resistance they will take it, even if the consequences are a down turn in long term efficiency. Well thats my interpretation, […]

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Running shoes – its bad news!

Running shoes get a thumbs down from various critics (taken a little of context to be fair). Mick Habgood, podiatrist, and running orthotic specialist offers an alternative view in response: This is the original article published in the Daily Mail: http://tinyurl.com/cerpyu Here is the alternate view from Mick: Companies like those mentioned seem to create […]

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Frustration of injuries and podiatry

I read this blog yesterday whilst searching to see who else was talking about the G-trainer and marathon training. I came across this Addicted to Running Blog: One pointless podiatrist appointment then another more fruitful one! If you’ve been reading this blog for some time you’ll know that I’ve been wearing custom made orthotics for […]

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