Strength & Conditioning for Runners Workshops

We are in the midst of a new running boom. More and more people are putting on their trainers and hitting the roads, trails and tracks over a wide variety of distances. Whilst this is obviously an amazingly positive thing, running is a high injury-risk activity. During a 12 month period, the injury rate for running has been found to be as high as 30-59% (Reference 1). Put another way, runners suffer an injury roughly every 100 hours (of running) – or 2-3 injuries a year (Ref 2).

There is strong evidence that Strength & Conditioning training can reduce Injury risk by up to 50% (Ref 3).

The most common questions I get in clinic are how, when and why?

These 2 hour workshops aim to answer those questions.

– Learn the key components of Strength and Conditioning aimed specifically at running.

– Appreciate the importance of why we as runners should strength train.

– Leave with a full repertoire of equipment free, body weight exercises designed to keep you doing the thing you love – running!

– Help reduce your risk of injury

Improve endurance, and speed

– Understand where S&C fits into your programme

– Bust some myths about some common training and therapy concepts

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. 48 hours cancellation of place is needed.


WORKSHOP: Strength & Conditioning for Runners

DATE: Wednesday 4th April, 2018

TIME: 19:00-21:00

VENUE: Redhouse Community Centre, Frankel Avenue, Redhouse, Swindon, SN25 2GY

COST: £30



WORKSHOP: GETTING TO THE START LINE (in association with The Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon)

DATE: Saturday 9th June, 2018

TIME: 11:00am – 12:30pm

VENUE: Even Swindon School, Pasture Close, Swindon, SN2 2UJ

COST: £10


1. Lopes (2012)

2. Buist, (2010)

3. Lauersen JB, Bertelsen DM, Andersen LB (2013)

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