Lost your running mojo? Feel like you should enjoy running but it always seems uncomfortable? Or completely new to running and want to make sure you're getting it right? Come and spend a few hours learning to love running!
In this workshop you'll be guided in the most efficient way to run - better running efficiency will make the running easier, more comfortable and reduce injuries. We will be talking about the science behind good running, and your questions about how to move effectively will be answered. Our running form is hugely influenced by our daily lives, so I take a holistic view of exercise and explore our running in relation to what we do during the rest of the day. For example, if you have a desk job there is every chance your pelvis is tilted due to sitting down so much, causing tight quads and ineffective glutes and often resulting in back pain. It won't all be talking of course; we will be running around to practice new ways of moving, trying out exercises, and having some personal assessment of running efficiency. There will also be a short run through stunning countryside to put theory into practice. As every runner has different needs and histories, I use my 30 years experience as a teacher to personalise the workshop in order that participants gain full value, and that the content is relevant to them.
Running is a great movement for mind, body and soul! It gets you out in different locations and gives you a new perspective of the world- whilst improving your fitness and stamina. We will consider how to balance our running and exercise needs against day to day living. All this will take place in a stunning horse riding stables in Lower Failand - the perfect place for enjoying being out of doors. Plus you get to meet the minature ponies!
With this workshop, you can learn how to exercise and enjoy it at the same time- plus you'll have a good laugh with your host Mark!
This workshop is suitable for all, from beginners to experienced runners.
Minimum fitness level required.
Age restrictions: 18+
There is hand gel and water and soap at the yard, but feel free to bring your own. Obviously, should you be experiencing the symptoms of the virus or have been ill, or live with someone who has, please stay away.
Location - Gallop View Stables, Lower Failand. BS8 3TY - Follow Google maps rather than the postcode, it is just past the cricket club - Bring running clothes and plenty of warm kit - You will need to complete a health questionnaire beforehand to ensure suitability
I am a running coach with 40 years of competitive running. I have also been a teacher for 30 years and now love to share my passion. I specialise in improving running form and motivation to run
Ask your question directly to Mark Wilkins Running and Fitness Mentor.