The Runner's Wave

Running can be solitary, it can be social. If you are running with friends or pounding the street on your own, nothing lightens the mood more than contact, support, someone who knows what you're going through. Experienced or a complete beginner. You are never too fast or too slow to give the wave or receive it. Put the headphones away people. Reach out to your fellow plodders and speed merchants. We are brethren, we are sistren, we are runners. We know how you're feeling and we're glad you're out here anyway. It can be tricky. Ensure your wavee is aware of your presence and intention. A friendly smile or brightly coloured hat should suffice. Do not leave the hand out for too long or you are

How to Lunge

The lunge is another lower body focused exercise that also develops great strength & condition through the trunk. It's great for developing your postural control. If you don’t keep the core strong then it’s much more difficult to keep the body stable and complete the movement effectively. At first glance the lunge can seem really easy, but it's one of those moves that is easy to do badly and is often rushed in order to get through a set. When that happens the core goes and the knee rolls forward and you lose the benefit of the exercise. This is also another key functional movement. It mirrors what we do when we climb stairs or hills. We have to control our body as we shift our weight from on

A run for my Dad

Running is an emotional thing for me. I try to build as rounded a fitness routine as I can with strength work, mobility, balance, coordination and agility training; but there's something about lacing up my runners and heading out the door that is hard-wired into my physicality, my psyche. I've been a runner for as long as I can remember. Okay that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I have been running since I was a young boy. Over the years my relationship with running has had it's ups and downs and there have been times when I've certainly fallen out of love with it, but it always finds a way back into my heart. Running has an emotional and spiritual element that I don't find with other forms

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