12-Rules for Life

I read the book 12-Rules for Life a couple of years ago and it inspired the idea for a creative writing project. The idea being that we would all share the valuable lessons from our varied life experiences and create a resource of collective wisdom to provoke reflection. Thanks to lock-down, I finally got aroundContinue reading “12-Rules for Life”

10 Tips to Cope with COVID & the Opportunity it Brings

Humans have a deep aversion to threat and uncertainty. COVID-19 is a potent mix of both. The fact that over 90% of us will be fine does little to appease the primitive part of our brain. One way of appeasing this part of our brain is to stock pile resources (toilet roll?!) and retreat. InContinue reading “10 Tips to Cope with COVID & the Opportunity it Brings”

Pain and Function in the Runner: A Ten (din) uous Link

Readers of this blog may remember the blog I wrote about how to recover from the runners achilles heel. In it, I mentioned that we took a number of physiological measures of the calf before and after the training intervention. As always with science, it takes time but the research has finally been published andContinue reading “Pain and Function in the Runner: A Ten (din) uous Link”

Adaptation of Running Biomechanics to Repeated Barefoot Running

There is often confusion around the interpretation of scientific studies and what it actually means for runners. We recently wrote a letter to the editor of the American Journal of Sports Medicine to further explain findings reported by a study published in their journal. The letter has now been published.  

Even Better than the Real Thing?

Barefoot Strong Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona 26th and 27th October 2019 EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING with Dr Peter Francis,  Join Dr Francis as he shares his research on how existing musculoskeletal conditions can be improved by reverting to minimalist footwear, allowing the foot to move and interact with the ground closer to how itContinue reading “Even Better than the Real Thing?”

Life after Running, Running from Injury & Everything Else…

The pursuit of pleasure at the expense of pain, known as hedonism, is often considered the philosophy of the wreckless. Live for today, at the expense of tomorrow. The trouble is that tomorrow usually comes and the pursuit must begin again or the pain returns. If you’ve already conjured up images of alcohol, drugs, partiesContinue reading “Life after Running, Running from Injury & Everything Else…”

The Urban Runner with an Evolutionary Legacy

On a 6-month sabbatical in beautiful New Zealand (2017) with Professor Grant Schofield, I set out to perform a review of studies aimed at identifying the most common running injuries. Around the same time, I observed kiwi boys running barefoot on a tartan track. We designed a study to better understand the barefoot activity ofContinue reading “The Urban Runner with an Evolutionary Legacy”