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I have been attending NCDP workshops organised by England Athletics on a regular basis. In the past, these sessions have been great learning opportunities. This year’s NCDP meeting was held straight after the Cross Country Inter-Counties Championships and was attended by 60 coaches. Relevant themes covered in the meeting included updates from the NCDP, next   Read More …

March 8th, 2017, the final seminar of the Mornington Chasers Marathon Series was held at The Grafton, Kentish Town. The aim of the Marathon Seminar Series was to offer practical training tips for members of the Mornington Chasers Running Club in preparation for their spring marathons. The talk was attended by first timers and experienced   Read More …

On Saturday, January 29th The Running Curve organised the 1st Coaching Seminar at the High-Performance Centre, Alexander Stadium in Birmingham with the legendary coach Dr Jack Daniels. Jack Daniels has been one of the most known endurance coaches. Before turning towards coaching, Daniels was a pentathlete competing in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics   Read More …

The HOKA ONE ONE Clayton is the latest addition to the HOKA ONE ONE maximalist running shoes. HOKA target predominately ultra runners. More recently, HOKA introduced new running shoes aimed at performance oriented athletes wanting to reap the benefits of maximum cushioning when racing on the roads or training on the track. Having tested the   Read More …

It was wonderful to watch the 36th Virgin Money London Marathon. Congrats and well done to all the 39,000+ finishers, wear your medals with pride. As coaches, we want the best for our athletes. Especially the last couple of weeks prior to the London Marathon can be nerve wrecking. Is the athlete injured? Has the athlete done   Read More …

A couple of weeks ago an enquiry came through the RunUrban inbox regarding an opportunity to test a pair of running shoes. The running shoe in question was the HOKA ONE ONE. I have seen the HOKA ONE ONE before at the NYC Marathon Expo. Intrigued, I wanted to find out more and wanted to   Read More …

As valued coachees experiencing running coaching and kindly donated your coaching fee towards the Shoe4Africa charity in 2015, I would like to pass on a big thank you on behalf of Shoe4Africa. I am proud to report that in 2015 RunUrban coachees contributed $5,391.65 towards the Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital. Things like this ONLY happen with   Read More …

In August, Coach Urban travelled to Kenya and stayed at Lornah Kiplagat’s High Altitude Training Camp (HATC) in Iten, Kenya. Iten aka as “The Home of Champions” is located north east of Eldoret and has been the training base of many world class Kenyan distance runners. Many international distance runners from Europe, Asia, USA and   Read More …

On Thursday evening Coach Urban headed east to meet the Dagenham 88 Runners at the Jim Peters Stadium. The ‘Daggers’ are a social and fun loving running community based around the catchment area of Barking and Dagenham. For the last couple of weeks more and more Daggers got involved taking part in training on the   Read More …

The Standard Chartered Running Club wanted to do well in this year’s Standard Chartered Great City Race. The Great City Race is corporate running event around the City of London. Every year, thousands of runners set themselves a challenge to complete the 5k course as fast as possible. The winners of the events have the   Read More …