Technique First – Running sessions

Are you a runner? 
Do you want to improve how you run to get a new PB, to enjoy it more and prevent injury? Akhil 213

What if it turns out you can…

  • become a better runner and turn your jog into less of a slog
  • enjoy it more
  • reduce the risk of injury
  • go faster and further than you ever imagined possible…

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner wanting to improve your performance and avoid injury, you will be shown how you can do this with the Alexander Technique.

During these ‘Technique First’ sessions, you will learn simple techniques and skills to develop your ability to run with more ease and efficiency.  I use video analysis to help you learn what you need to change and how to go about it.

To give you an idea of what is involved, Kate Edser wrote an excellent article about her experience for the Health section of the Bristol Post magazine. You can read the full article here: Helping runners to get the balance right

I offer one-to-one and small group sessions, talks and workshops.  To help you decide whether to book a session, you can book a FREE 20 minute assessment which includes side-on video analysis of  your running (different from gait analysis).  To find out more please call me on 07919 333388 or get in touch via the contact form.

Akhil Viz, an international competitive triathlete who finished 7th in the 2014 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships held in China has written about his experience of working with me to improve his running technique. You can link to his Bristol Post column here

Read here a selection of what clients have said:

“I’d just like to let you know that I knocked 70 seconds off my half-marathon PB of 4 years, with 77:26 at Reading. Well chuffed. Feel I’m on the right track now and heading in the right direction” John Rooney – Nailsea Running Club

“Susannah understands runners and what they want, and is very able in helping achieve those goals.”
Margaret Waddingham, Chairman – Ware Joggers Running Club

Here is an account of a runner’s experience of working with me to overcome injury and improve his performance:

As a keen amateur runner, I signed up for my first marathon and began to increase my level of training. Unfortunately, the more I ran, the more pain I had, to the point where I was in agony with almost every step I took.  Any increased effort was counterproductive, resulting in greater pain. My injuries became so severe that I could not take part in the marathon as planned.  After a period of forced rest, I was determined to find somebody who could help me get back to running again, and more importantly, injury free.  I met with Susie for a few, short training sessions, and very quickly saw huge improvements.  We covered many aspects of running, such as posture, stance, arm movements, breathing techniques and stride cadence, teaching me how to run in a more relaxed and efficient way.  Most importantly for me, it taught me how to run in a way that prevented straining my body and causing injury. I am now back to running regularly and injury free.  Aside from injuries, my running action has improved drastically, and I am now far more efficient than I ever was before. None of this would have been possible without the help of Susie, and I would strongly recommend her coaching to any runner.” – Tom Whittingham, Bristol (Tom has since successfully completed the Edinburgh Marathon 2015 in a time of 3:28:59 and raised over £7500 for ME Research) 

I arrange regular workshops and masterclasses in Bristol with top international coaches.  Malcolm Balk from The Art of Running is in Bristol twice a year in May and October.  In June 2015, I hosted a masterclass with Masters World Record holder Keith Bateman, author of “Older yet Faster” 

 

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