Chapter 1: Too much of a good thing

Come back this Friday April 23rd for an extract from Chapter 2: Someone that I used to know. Pre-order the book now on amazon, out June 28th 2021.

Running from Injury: The Book

This book has been 18-years in the making and 4-years in the writing. It will be released on the 28th of June 2021. Short story extracts featured at the beginning of each chapter will be released every Monday and Friday starting on Monday 19th April 2021. Here are the chapters and thank you for reading:

BBC Science Interview

Coming up on BBC radio tonight at 20:30; Daniel Lieberman from Harvard University, Sharon Dixon from University of Exeter and me from Institute of Technology Carlow talk to Chhavi Sachdev on all things barefoot including evolution, injury and performance. Repeated Monday at 9:30am. Click here

Podcast Interview: The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast

An interview I did on The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast. Discussing how modern living has made us less ready for sport, how the absence of nuance leads to overly simplistic conclusions, science, the individual, clinicians, getting out of your head & into your body. Click here  

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”

Titles and links to all running blogs

Did the new shoes cause my heel pain? ‘What happened when we took the shoes from 9 well trained runners?’ A short blog to translate the science Who best to ‘fix’ my running injury? How much training for the sub-35 minute 10km? The Theory of Self-Control: Key to Consistent Running? Memory of the Boom TimesContinue reading “Titles and links to all running blogs”

Tapering for the Leeds Half-Marathon

With little over 2-weeks to go, there will be three types of runners preparing for the Leeds half marathon. Those who have their training in the bag and are managing a descent toward the start line, those that are trying to make up for lost time and those who have done some good training butContinue reading “Tapering for the Leeds Half-Marathon”

Variability a Runners Best Friend

Running is short on variability which means finding ways of introducing it, is key to injury prevention. Interval running, barefoot running, tempo running, park running, road running, beach running, bike ‘running’, yoga applications, plyometrics and conditioning exercises are some of the ways I attempt to maximise variability during a week of running. This blog comesContinue reading “Variability a Runners Best Friend”

The Flexible Mindset: Key to the Design of the Consistent Run Programme

A flexible mindset allows you to make better training decisions that are based on your needs as an athlete rather than what is written on a piece of paper. This allows you to cope more effectively with set-backs or deviations from the plan without feeling as though you are failing. The flexible mindset allows youContinue reading “The Flexible Mindset: Key to the Design of the Consistent Run Programme”

Project 33: Coming Full Circle

What a journey it has been. Running for 140 of the last 148 weeks after almost 10-years plagued with injury. That in itself would have seemed like a pipe dream just a few years ago. Consistency brought about performance improvements. It started with accepting I was a 36:40 10-km runner in 2015, before improving inContinue reading “Project 33: Coming Full Circle”