Here’s a crash course in barefoot biomechanics from Lee Saxby. Lee discusses the practical reality of the biomechanics of barefoot running and the science that underpins skilful movement and natural human locomotion. Whilst at the same time acknowledging the importance of the story tellers of barefoot running, like the Barefoot Teds and the Chris McDougalls who deal with the emotional side of barefoot running. Read more…
Here’s a classic TED Talk from Born To Run author Christopher McDougall. As one of the pioneers of the modern barefoot movement, Chris McDougall has been heavily influential in transforming barefoot running, from a marginal way of life enjoyed by a few, to the biggest transformation in running since the invention of jogging (thanks to Nike, circa 1972). Read more…
Founders of NYC Barefoot Runners, John and Maggie Durant, have turned their fun run and cabaret of barefoot running education into an annual event – doubling in size from the 1st Annual NYC Barefoot Run. Their ultimate goal was to bring together all of the “who’s who” in barefoot running and create a celebratory atmosphere full of education; with all ideas welcomed to allow participants to test each theory for themselves. We couldn’t resist getting involved for the second year in a row so we brought our team, including our newly certified Barefoot Coaches and barefoot running expert Lee Saxby. Read more…
We also recorded the event and it is available to listen to below.
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Terra Plana & Profile Books are very proud to present:
A barefoot evening with Christopher McDougall, author of the international bestseller Born to Run.
What: join us to investigate what gives ultra-runners their ability & hear how a multi-million pound fitness shoe industry – built on arch supports, shock absorbers & extra padding – is actually doing more harm than good.
For 1 night only, we are hosting a slide show, book signing & Q&A with the author… celebrating the book’s paperback release.
Why: Born to Run has already stormed the NY Times best seller list. This book has been instrumental in starting the barefoot revolution & has freed readers to do what we are born to do…run.
Who: McDougall is a contributing editor for Men’s Health & writer for Runner’s World. He has been a sportswriter for Esquire & the New York Times Magazine & has run numerous races, including the Death Valley Marathon…
When: Tuesday 8th June 2010 / doors open 19.15 pm
Where: Ethical Society / Conway Hall , 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
(tube: Holborn / on bus routes include: 19, 38, 55, 243 (Theobalds Road)
“Born to Run is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limit. A brilliantly written account of extraordinary endurance, far from home – that also explains how anyone can run better – it’s destined to become a classic.”
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
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