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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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SINEAD DIVER – CHAMPION MARATHONER / MOTHER OF TWO / OFF TO CHINA FOR WORLD MARATHON CHAMPS!!

Sinead Diver is believe it or not an accidental runner, she only started 4 years ago – discovered she had talent – and has now been selected to represent Australia in this year’s athletics world championships in China. She was ranked third fastest female marathon runner in Australia last year; she won the national half marathon championships in 2012 and came second in the 2012 and 2014 national cross country races. She recorded a time of 2…

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DAVID LIPMAN – PODIATRIST / TRAIL-BLAZER / BULLET-PROOF

David Lipman is not only a runner but a Podiatrist, Exercise Physiologist and Medical Student! When people ask him why he runs, his response is ‘why don’t you!?’ He loves hitting the trails, especially single-track fueled on bullet-proof coffee. He just completed the Gold Coast Marathon in remembrance of a good friend. He loves a good lightweight shoe, his favourites being the Wave Sayonara 2, Wave Hitogami and Wave Hayate. Follow his adventures on Instagram at @dlipman5!

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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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CALEB MCINNES – PODIATRIST / TRI/DUATHLETE / TRAILBLAZER

Caleb is a podiatrist at his business Freedom Sports Medicine in Mt Evelyn, VIC. He never finds it hard to get motivated because he loves how running makes him feel and how it clears his head. Caleb has a strong sporting background including representing Australia in Triathlon & Duathlon and has also previously represented Victoria in cross-country running. His favourite running memory is winning the Rotorua NZ, 10km Trail Run in a course record… he said it was beautiful…

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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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KATE BEVILAQUA – COACH / TRIATHLETE / SUNRISE SEEKER

Kate and her partner Guy Crawford are professional triathletes that reside in sunny Perth. They are triathlon coaches of their squad GKEndurance. They cater to all athletes from beginners to the elite. An interesting fact is that they met through sport 😉 Kate loves running because of the freedom it provide and is a chaser of the sun as they have an endless summer because they also spend a good time of the year in Boise, Idaho. Her…

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