Running Technique Seminar – Workshop notes

Written by Martin Flaig on . Posted in News

As promised please find below the information received from Ben Green after the first Running Technique session. It’s not too late to register your interest for the upcoming follow up session this Sunday, 20th November. More information is available, please RSVP here if you would like to attend.

Running Routine – To be completed pre run sessions

  • Cardio-Vascular Warm Up: 5-15min easy jogging
  • Muscular Warm Up: Dynamic Stretches (5-10 reps each leg)
  • Neuromuscular Warm Up: Running Drills: (2 x 20m) of all drills in order below, walk back to start point after each drill for recovery

Video Example of Stretches & Drills can be found HERE

5 Front Runner Technique Cues (Key technique cues to remember during all drills)

  1. Tall hips: Keep trunk straight from hip to shoulder (minimise forward lean & seated posture). Stay tall by imagining a piece of string is pulling you upright
  2. High cadence: Aim to get as many foot contacts as possible during the drills
  3. Arm drive comes from elbow: Drive the elbows back and keep them tucked close to body, allowing the hands to move back & forth and not across the body
  4. Foot contact under body: Aiming for contact on the ball of the foot to reduce ground contact time. Quality of feet movement – focus on strong and powerful feet that are soft on landing and powerful on propulsion
  5. Scapula retraction: Pull the shoulders blades together to keep arm drive straight and the chest forward, minimising any “hunch” at the shoulders