Posts Tagged ‘core for running’

Strength for Running

January 4, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are a runner, strength and conditioning should be as essential to your training as running. It will help you to become a better, more efficient runner and most importantly, help to prevent injuries. What you spend on strength and conditioning now – particularly if taking on the Brighton Half Marathon or Marathon, will save you lots of money that you’re likely to end up having to spend on expensive physio treatments later on.

I’ve been running now for over 17 years, and have done 10 marathons in the last five years, countless half marathons, trail races and long endurance events and have developed this 30 minute class to provide the essential strength work that your body needs. You need to be doing at least three sessions per week but you can use some of these exercises to do your own at home 15 minute version, we’ll show you how.

We are keeping the class limited to eight people only. No drop ins are allowed because we work on a personal level to regress/progress each exercise according to each individual. Plus, to get strong, you need to be consistent which is not possible when you do the occasional class.

This class will run for 30 minutes. You will need to bring a yoga mat. We meet at at the top of The Droveway as it intersects Goldstone Cresce

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Run Rehab/Prehab

October 28, 2016 at 7:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are injured, recovering from an injury OR you want to avoid getting an injury, this 45 minute class (or course of six) could be the solution. A mixture of myofascial release techniques, foam rolling and yoga combined with stability exercises to strengthen hips and core for strong, injury-free running. t

Taught by Rachael, a qualified yoga teacher who has run countless Parkruns, 10kms, half marathons along with seven marathons (Londonx2, Paris, Lake Garda, Mumbai and Paris) and is currently working her way through the World Majors, London  (completed) Tokyo, (February 2017), Berlin, (September 2017), New York, Chicago and Boston.  As a journalist for Runners World, there is not much she does not know about injury-prevention and recovery.

To get the most out of this, it is preferable to book the entire course. It is available however on a drop-in basis with class booking online closing by 7pm the evening before. Drop ins cost £12 or you can buy a class pass/season pass.

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