Is Barefoot Running Style Best?

Barefoot Running: Yes or No As with many things in this world, fads come and go.  I think barefoot running fits in here somewhere. A few prophets take up an idea and get a few followers and the fashion grows because it is good or dies because it’s bad.  Some … Continue reading

The New Rules of Running: Go Farther, Faster, Longer. Forget everything you’ve ever heard. It’s all about technique

By Mike Dawson Given that we were built to run, it’s curious how complicated we’ve made the business of going for a jog. Let’s keep it simple: Running properly has nothing to do with what you put (or don’t put) on your feet or what surface you run on and … Continue reading

To Run Better; Start by Ditching Your Nikes

Before the Nikes, before the breathable, antimicrobial running shorts, before the personal fitness coaches, heart rate monitors, wrist-mounted GPS and subscriptions to Runner’s World, you were a runner. And, like all children, you ran barefoot. Now, a small but growing body of research suggests that barefoot is the way adults … Continue reading

Beware of trendy barefoot running shoes – you could end up with broken bones in your foot

By Anna Hart Advocates of barefoot running claim it can reduce injuries and back pain ‘Minimalist’ shoes such as these now account for 15% of sales But experts say many people suffer injuries by overdoing it early on Runners should make transition from regular trainers more slowly, they say It … Continue reading

London Diary

I am spending a few days in London at the moment. It has little to do with running I know, but I have two comments to make. I went to Madame Tussaude’s and saw a waxwork of Jesse Owens. What surprised me was how small he was, though that was … Continue reading

Running Better; Running Faster

Well, it’s been a few weeks now since I abandoned my running shoes.  All is still well.  In fact, I have not felt this good for years. I am still getting used to it:  my feet ache more and I feel like I am on the verge of getting shin … Continue reading

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