Like to start running but don’t know where to start? 10 essential tips for novice runners.

How to run your first 5k: training guidance for beginner runners. 10 key points to consider if you are building up from little or nothing to running your first 5k:   1. Don’t try to run fast before you can run steady, don’t try to run steady before you can jog and don’t try to… Continue reading Like to start running but don’t know where to start? 10 essential tips for novice runners.

The New Breed of Runner and Why Traditional Running Coaching is NOT what they need.

At Roads to Freedom we know that for the vast majority of runners winning races and becoming more competitive is not the main goal. For many, running is about stress relief, getting away from all their worldly cares – busy schedules, family duties etc. They appreciate the sense of calm and relaxation they feel as… Continue reading The New Breed of Runner and Why Traditional Running Coaching is NOT what they need.

Lower back pain; only a mystery if you ignore the blindingly obvious! 6 steps to make your back better.

        So many runners and indeed people generally come to me with lower back pain. They tell me they’ve seen their GP or another health professional and they don’t know what causes it or they’ve just had it described as ‘wear and tear’ or ‘old age’. Incredibly they are prescribed powerful pain… Continue reading Lower back pain; only a mystery if you ignore the blindingly obvious! 6 steps to make your back better.

The real causes of most lower back pain.

  Millions of people suffer from lower back pain and, whilst it’s true that the reasons are not always clear cut and obvious, there are a number of common characteristics that most people complaining of lower back pain share:  They have weak or inactive gluteal muscles – either one side or both. These powerhouse muscles… Continue reading The real causes of most lower back pain.