There is a large (and growing) run community on the Gold Coast, which is fantastic to see and we love being a part of it.
Being readily available to anyone with legs and the will to move, there is a misconception that all you need to do to be a good runner, is run more!
After working with hundreds of athletes, coaches and runners over the past two years, it's become apparent that running is one of those sports that a lot of people won't seek help in.
An individuals running goals will determine their input and effort, however through our experience we've identified that run coaches and good guidance can be the difference between an injury and a PB.
So, over the weekend HGG partnered with Jordan Chenery
, Sean Bell
to host a run workshop designed to educate the running community with tips to improve their performance, recovery and longevity in the sport.
is a seasoned ultra runner who’s completed a number of demanding challenges including 100km ultra trails, Goggins 4x4x48 and 33 marathons in 33 days.
Jords is a huge advocate for a holistic approach to fitness and well being. He covered topics on the importance of strength training, how being strong positively affects trail running, as well as the importance of recovery and nutrition for optimal performance and injury prevention.
is an experienced run coach and the co-founder of @first42k
- a company that specializes in personal run programs.
He has completed multiple 24 hour runs, won the Bali Hope Ultra 84km race and recently ran 4000kms from Cairns to Melbourne in 60 days. - averaging 67km per day for 2 months!
Sean ran the squad through some technical drills and demonstrated effective run technique, proper foot placement, and correct cadence to improve efficiency and reduce the likelihood of injury.
Benny (the events guy from HGG) ran the crew through some important strength training exercises using the ISOTIB and demonstrated it’s ability to reduce shin splints and ankle injury, while improving overall run capacity.
He took participants through a small session and identified key areas of the body that, when strengthened, can benefit runners. Some of these areas include the tibialis anterior, ankles, hamstrings and hip flexors.
This was the first event of it's kind for HGG, but with great energy and positive feedback all who participated, we will certainly be doing more!
Thanks so much to Outerbound
for allowing us to use the space
See you at the next one?!