Advice for all for running during these unprecedented times
As we all find ourselves responding to the challenge of spending more time at home and not being able to run as we would normally; England Athletics has expanded its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus here on ‘Running @home’ support and advice which is updated weekly.
Martin’s message of the week
More often not learning movement skills is an overlooked asset when it comes to running. Think of improved movement as free power or speed and you’ll understand just how essential it is. From my era, a certain Seb Coe, the world record holder at 800m, 1500m and mile had an incredibly loose, fluid running style thanks in part to great mobility in his hips. Or perhaps more up to date mental image to have is of someone like Usain Bolt flowing along at pace, translating all the power he has into speed and you’ll have the perfect picture. So, it’s fascinating to listen to Katrina Johnson-Thompson, our very own current world champion at heptathlon talk about just how important it is in in her training, but also when it comes to promoting athletics at school level.
Running expert interviews
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