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Mizuno Wave Rider 20 – The Ultimate Training Shoe by Liam Delaney

  My last few Sunday runs have been particularly good. The main difference to my usual 20-30km Sunday run is my new Wave Rider 20’s that have just landed in Australia. I’ve been running competitively for over 20 years, tried every major running shoe in that time, and I really love this shoe. The Wave Rider is a neutral mid weight (290g for the men and 240g for the women) training shoe my orthotics fit…

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HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT RUNNING SHOES // THE RUNDOWN BY CHRIS WIGELL

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the wide range of running shoes on offer. Whether you are an occasional or regular runner, the shoes you wear can have a positive or negative impact on your progression. From preventing injury when distance training, to coping with speed for sprinting; there is no one-size-fits-all approach. It’s important to consider your individual needs and foot type when selecting shoes. There are three main shoe variations: neutral, stability and…

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#transformyourrun // Running Saved Rob’s Life

Running helped save my life At the age of 34 I was an extremely fit and active person doing adventure races and really enjoying my running until my life changed forever. One afternoon I was bringing in the wheelie bin when it fell out of my hand. I picked it up again to have it only fall out for a second time. I then began to feel light headed, so I grabbed the bin with…

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NATHAN JOHNSTON – BLIND TRIATHLETE / UNSTOPPABLY STUBBORN / LIVES AND RUNS TO INSPIRE

Nathan Johnston has just turned 30 and is just about to compete in the world Ironman Champs in Hawaii. When he turned 7 years old he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and told that he would go blind probably gradually. Unfortunately the specialists were wrong and he was legally blind by the time he was fifteen. Living in a small town he took part in all sorts of sports including surfing, swimming and bike riding…

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Ankle Joint, Range of Motion & its Effect on Your Running

The vast majority of people I see in the clinic have restricted ankle joint range of motion. This includes people with arch, calf, shin, knee, hip and lower back pain. As a Sports Podiatrist I predominately see people with injuries and pain below the knee, but what people either forget or don’t understand, is that when one joint is not functioning well it has a flow on effect to other joints and muscles. This then…

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The Art of the Negative Split

Ever since I started running a few years ago every professional I consulted along the way talked about running negative splits and this being the most efficient way to run any race. I worked on quite a different approach – run as fast as possible for as long as possible and then try hang on for as long as possible – hence my splits were far from negative. I didn’t have the confidence or ability…

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