Ian first came to The Running School to help improve his speed, for all distances including 5k’s up to ultra-marathons. Upon completing his Biomechanical Analysis, we were able to identify that Ian’s ground reaction time was slowing him down. Spending too long on the floor resulted in him over-striding which caused him to break a lot, which was very inefficient. Once we taught Ian to use his posterior chain correctly and spend less time on the ground his speed picked up immediately, breaking his 10k PB to run under 39:00 minutes and he was able to take 17 minutes off his marathon PB to run the Edinburgh marathon in 2:50.
“From 5kms to 100miles, running has always been something I would just do, never thinking about the mechanics of how it was done. As my goals changed to achieving time goals, I found that I began to struggle to know what levers to pull to go quicker. 300SPM cadence just isn’t a thing! I worked with The Running School to better inform my running techniques and develop skills to improve how I run and how to be more efficient. The result of this was a 17-minute marathon PB of 2:50 at Edinburgh marathon. I am now focusing on my 5 km time!”
5km to Marathon Runner
“After 6 weeks with the Running School I am consistently running faster and stronger and I have taken a minute off my previous 5k parkrun PB! I couldn’t be happier with my experience of the Running School and feel things can only get even better from here as The Running School have given me the fundamental knowledge, understanding and technique to becoming the runner I have always wanted to be. Teaching your body to move differently isn’t easy and it isn’t a quick fix, but patience has long been the friend of the distance runner.”
“I knew that my running technique was nowhere near perfect but had no idea how bad it was until I saw myself on the slow-motion video. The Running School pointed out the areas we needed to work on simplistically with no over complications that so many ‘gait analysis specialists’ like to do. Within 15 minutes of being back on the treadmill with some incredibly effective coaching points my running technique had been transformed and was finally starting to look like an actual runner!
From then on, I was back on the treadmill tweaking my technique and working on my speed. The Running School also gave me detailed training plans for every week and kept up to date with all my other training, being more than happy to accommodate around my busy schedule.
Every session with The Running School was a pleasure and I learned more and more every time I went. The team treat every person as a true individual and I was blown away by the knowledge and skill delivered to every person who came through the door.
The ability of the team to cater to each person’s individual needs, no matter what their end goal was second to none. This also creates a great atmosphere and environment to work and strive in and I was always made to feel welcome and at ease by everyone, I met at the Running School.
Overall my experience working with The Running School has been exceptional. They went above and beyond anything I ever expected after I initially met him and worked tirelessly to support me and help me to achieve my goals.
Their delivery at The Running School is professional, holistic and individual to each person’s need, without ever overcomplicating the intervention. I would recommend The Running School to anyone, not just looking to run faster, but run injury-free, move better in a team game, rehabilitation post-surgery, or for people with neurological disease. I cannot rate them highly enough.”
Franco wanted to improve his running technique and speed, see the great changes he was able to achieve through our Online Running School for Kids course and read Franco's Dad's review below.
"I stumbled across The Running School via social media - initially, I was very sceptical that the results would be so positive, however, after completing the course, the improvements and results are far greater than I expected - I would highly recommend the course for anyone considering it!" Dean, Franco's Dad