“Putting Evidence Back Into
Running Injury and Performance”

My Experience Running With Kenyans: Run Chat Live Episode 1!

by | Sep 2, 2018 | Runchatlive Podcasts: Gait and Shoes

Welcome to where it all started… the very first episode of RunChatLive, recorded just before a Sunday clinic shift without any planning, using nothing else except a phone.

The idea was prompted by my return from a recent trip to Kenya where I had the pleasure of training the staff of a new company set up to provide runners of East Africa with a fantastic, evidence based running hub.

Fast forward a year and Run Beyond is in full force in Gigiri, Nairobi, offering Gait Analysis, Running Footwear, Coaching, Strength Training, Physiotherapy and much more.

As the first few episodes of Runchatlive were just myself (Matt Phillips) recorded on a phone, the visual quality is basic to say the least! In Episode 8 we start having guests, and by Ep.9 we used proper live streaming software (BeliveTV).

During my time in Kenya, I had the opportunity of joining the team for a highly enjoyable training session in Karura Forest, under the guidance of legendary Kenyan running coach Jimma’Simba’ Beauttah, chief trainer at the IAAF Kip Keino High Performance Training Centre in Eldoret.

As coach to elite runners such as Abel Kiprop, Moses Kiptanui and Daniel Komen, Coach ‘Simba’ has over his thirty years involvement in Kenyan running produced eight World Championship medals, three Olympic medals and two Commonwealth Games medal; a truly inspirational figure with whom I spent many hours chatting and above all listening.

And so the mission of Runchatlive began…  to help dispel myth & misconception from the world of running injury and performance. Want to HELP spread the us? If so then please our episodes across social media, especially on Apple Podcasts/iTunes as that really helps us reach new listeners. Thanks in advance and enjoy!


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