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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Road Running Clinic - University of Warwick Sunday 27 November 2011

Places are still available for the University of Warwick Endurance Academy's first Road Running Clinic:

Date: Sunday 27 November, 2011

Time: 12:00 -15:00

Venue Westwood Teaching Centre, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick

Open to all, the aim of the clinic is to support members of affiliated England Athletics clubs and those who have joined official Run England groups in Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire. The clinic will bring together some of the region’s leading running experts to share their knowledge and tips to assist in racing and training. This will include

How you can get the best from your training

Staying injury free, including strategies to avoid illness

The best advice on kit and nutrition.
In this first clinic the focus will be on the 10km, providing the best advice both to the runner preparing for their first 10km, as well as those looking to improve their personal best over this popular race distance.

Panel of Experts

Bud Baldaro – England Athletics National Coach Mentor for endurance and recognised as one of the UK leading endurance coaches, will provide two workshops for local runners during the afternoon. In his first session Bud will consider his best coaching advice for those runners preparing for their first 10km and in his second session how to improve your 10km pb.
Three additional experts will repeat their presentation, during the afternoon.

Sarah Connors – Team GB physiotherapist and joint author of Running Well workshop will discuss; “Common running injuries and how to avoid them.”

Richard Taylor – A member of Coventry Godiva Harriers and current recipient of the British Milers Club Frank Horwill Scholarship award will expand on his recent research, with advice on “strategies to avoid illness to maximise your training time.”

Vince Clisham – from Coventry Runner will provide an insight into what to look for when buying your running trainers and an insight into shoe manufacturer's current technology

Runners will be asked to select 2 workshops from the 4 listed

In addition Dave Moorcroft with a personal best of 28:09 for 10km and Zara Hyde Peters a fellow GB International and Chief Executive of British Triathlon, will be available during the afternoon to share their experiences of road racing.

More details on the Road Runners Clinic and other options that will be offered during this afternoon will be released during November for those athletes that have registered for the Clinic (see below)


12:00 – 12:10 Arrival at Westwood Teaching Centre, University of Warwick

12:10 – 12:30 Introduction to the Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Road Runners Clinic

12:30 – 1:20 Workshop 1 (runners select 1 workshop from the 4 on offer)

1:30 – 2:20 Workshop 2 (runners select a further workshop session

2:30 – 3:00 Questions – A final experts panel session


This Road Runners Clinic is offered free to all members of England Athletics / Run England Groups in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, thanks to funding from England Athletics. For those outside this group there will be a charge of £5:00 per athlete.

Attendance, due to the size of the facility, will be restricted to 125

Please book your place for the November 2011 Road Runners Clinic with David Dix at d.dix@warwick.ac.uk

For registration please supply your


Club or Run England Group

Contact e-mail / mobile number.

An early indication of the workshops that you would like to attend

Deadline for registration: Friday 25 November.

Further information on the Road Runners Clinic will be circulated to all registered athletes after the 16 November.

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