The ‘RCL International Running Conference 2019’ is set to take place this October (Wed 30th & Thurs 31st) in Brighton, England. Those who attend will have the opportunity to see, hear & question TEN acclaimed experts from the world of Running Injury & Performance.
Speakers: Simon Bartold (Australia), Christopher Johnson (United States), Dr. JF Esculier (Canada), Dr. Derek Griffin (Kerry, Ireland), Paul Coker (Cornwall), Jack Chew (Manchester), Mike James (Glamorgan), Dr. Izzy Moore (Cardiff), Paul Westwood (Midlands), Ian Griffiths (London).
Over the course of two days, you will have a chance to not only attend the speaker’s presentations but also partake in TWO ninety minute ‘Question Time’ sessions with all ten speakers on stage. The conference venue Greater Brighton Metropolitan College is a 3 minute walk from Brighton Railway Station and just a ten minute walk to the famous Brighton beach.
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Ep30: Jeff Gaudette
Struggling to get that 5K PB? Tired of the same parkrun time every week? In Ep30 of Runchatlive, we’ll be talking to Runners Connect Founder & Head Coach Jeff Gaudette about the mistakes runners often make when training for 5k, and discuss strategies that can help you avoid injury along the way. Join us LIVE!read more
In Episode 29 of Runchatlive, esteemed running researcher Dr. Rich Willy will be talking to us about the changes that runners over 40yrs old can make in order to run with minimum injury whilst maximising performance. This will be a MUST WATCH episode for any runner over 40 years old, and anyone who works with older runners.read more
Jason Fitzgerald is a USA Track & Field certified coach and author of ‘101 Simple Ways to be a Better Runner’ and ‘Running for Health and Happiness’ (both #1 best-sellers in the running category on Amazon). His website strengthrunning.com. is one of the largest running blogs on the web with over 200,000 readers per month, and has been featured in Runner’s World, Competitor Magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, and most other major media. Sounds like the perfect guest to talk about strength training for runners!read more
Many runners are starting to hear/read more frequently that although a particular pain FEELS like it’s coming from e.g. the knee, it’s actually being outputted by the brain & nervous system. An explanation of the significance of this distinction typically follows, but by then all the average runner is thinking is “So you’re saying this pain is in my HEAD?” Needless to say, this can often be harmful for the therapist/runner relationship!read more
Chris Johnson: Physical Therapist, certified triathlon coach, multiple time Kona qualifier talks to us about about the assessment of runners for injury & performance, a topic he will also be addressing as one of the speakers at the ‘RCL International Running Conference 2019’ this October 30/31 in Brighton, UK.read more
“I’ve started getting a dull achy pain in the sole of my foot and back towards my heel. It doesn’t hurt all the time but bothers me when I run and walk sometimes. I know that I have a tight calf in that leg and have to wear high heels for work. What should I do?”read more
“I always stretch before my runs but a friend told me the other day that I shouldn’t bother as it can make you run slower? Should I stop or could this increase risk of injury? My calves are always tight so I am worried.”read more
“I’m having knee problems at the moment and have had to stop running. My physio has given me a knee brace to wear, but my trainer says I shouldn’t wear it and instead use kinesio tape. I’m really confused.”read more
“I’ve been told I’ve got ITB syndrome and have had to pull out of the marathon I was training for. I’ve only been running since last November and I only got my longest run to around 12 miles and then the outside of my knee got very painful and I couldn’t run anymore. It’s really hilly where I live and I wondered if that might have something to do with it?”read more
“Everybody seems to be raving about foam rolling, but is it really worth doing? I don’t mind causing myself pain if it’s going to help but it does sometimes make me question whether I am hurting myself for nothing!”read more
Of all the aches and pains suffered by runners, pain on the heel or sole of the foot is one of the most common – so common in fact that most sufferers find it simple to remember its Latin name: ‘Plantar Fasciitis’. What’s not so simple however is how to recover from it.read more
Many runners I see in clinic are still being told by shoe shop staff, personal trainers or other therapists that the ‘reason they are in pain’ or ‘the way to become a better runner’ is to change their heel strike to a midfoot or forefoot strike Unfortunately, advice like this can cause injury.read more
Once something that only an elite runner would ever see, Video Gait Analysis has today reached new technological levels and is used by many in the hope of reducing injury & increasing performance. Just how useful is it?read more
For runners struggling with pain or injury, it can often be confusing as to what type of health professional to visit. In a previous article we considered the difference between a sports therapist, physiotherapist, osteopath and chiropractor but experience shows that at the end most of us do not care what the therapist has studied, as long as they can fix us. And here lies the problem. The belief that the human body can be ‘fixed’ by a therapist’s hands is probably one of the main reasons that so many runners struggle with delayed recovery or re-injury.read more
Ever heard of the term ‘plyometric’? Some of you may already know it as a term used to describe explosive, jumping type exercises e.g. squat jumps, skaters, clapping press ups, etc. They tend to be a popular addition to boot camp style circuit training because as anyone who has done them will testify, they can be particularly tiring if not soul destroying. The fact is, research does plyometric exercise can be a significant factor in reducing risk of running related injury, so we best take a look…read more
Matt Phillips is a Running Injury & Performance Specialist based in Sussex, England. As a writer for numerous publications & websites, he has spoken at international conferences and is a lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology. For enquiries & bookings, please use the contact form.