There has been a recent study mentioned in the national press about the effect of barefoot running on runners’ joints. As usual the press have been quite selective in their quoting from this source. The study, entitled “The Effect of Running Shoes on Lower
We had a prospective new member run with us at the club last week. He’s young, plays a bit of football and runs a bit of cross country. He was running in shoes that looked like the sort he might wear when playing football on grass or an artificial pitch; very little cushioning and no real support (and the necessary branding logo of course). After the run the usual questions were being asked
Why a section on here about running barefoot?
Like many people, I have read Christopher McDougall’s thought-provoking book, Born to Run.
Aside from the fascinating story, the information and ideas contained in the book have been a revelation. Reading this book coincided with taking part in a 10k road race recently. Lining up at the start I was amazed to see