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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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LUKE BELL :: BE SMART AND AVOID INJURY

I have been a Professional Triathlete for 13yrs and in that time have been extremely lucky to be able to travel the world. During this time I have met some amazing people and become close friends with Olympic runners and swimmers, Australian track champions, Marathon champions, WR holders, Tour De France cyclists. The people and their list of credentials are quite amazing, however the “one” factor that all these athletes have in common and agree…

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Chantel Venn :: Her road from obesity to a sub-4 hour marathon!

We are blown away by the determination and commitment Chantel Venn has to running and her health! This is a true example of how running is effective and addicting! Read Chantel’s story here and you’ll no doubt be inspired… [spacer height=”20px”] Ever since my early teenage years I’ve struggled with obesity issues and yoyo dieting. About 7 years ago I found myself in a managerial accounting job working long hours being heavily overweight and very…

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BRADLEY BULLOCK – REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST / TRIATHLON COACH / DJ

Brad is a massage therapist at Vigor Health and a triathlon coach – two good things in one! He is a very successful triathlete himself – he has many achievements including competing in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2011, which is his all time favourite event. He is a coffee fiend and in his spare time grows his own food and rocks out on the DJ decks at home! He recommends http://boilerroom.tv as a good source of tunes!

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Is it worth having more than one pair of running shoes?

By Jessica Large The short answer is absolutely! Having two (or more if you’re lucky enough) pairs of running shoes is beneficial both for your body and your shoes. By alternating shoes on different days and for different types of running sessions (speed work, trails, long distance) the risk of injury is reduced. Generally shoes with more support and cushioning are generally better suited for longer runs and endurance based sessions. On the other hand,…

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Finding the right balance between cushioning and support in your running shoes

Why do you run?  Maybe it’s that last piece of cake staring at you from inside the fridge, the chance to clear the mind of the week’s woes, or that rush of endorphins that more than justifies the 6am rise. While we don’t all have the most biomechanically efficient running gait, or the ability to finish a marathon in under 2:30, one goal many running enthusiasts dedicate themselves to is achieving the perfect foot strike.…

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