Run Video Session
Tony started doing RWTB Video Technique sessions in 2003 and since then approximately 400 people have sought assistance. In addition Tony's expertise has been accessed by many organisations including schools such as the Australian International School (Singapore) and the elite sports program sector at Maribyrnong Secondary College, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Diabeties Foundation, Little Athletics clubs, Triathlon club, etc.
In the case of the run technique sessions every person, from raw beginners and athletes under going rehabiliation to coaches who were former world record holders, has acknowledged that the benefits of Tony's advice and were amazed to find they were now running more effortlessly. The document "Basic Movements in Running" (See Articles) describes what we are trying to achieve.
Your initial video session will focus on technical improvement at slow to normal speeds. A session normally takes about 1:30 hours and costs $150 and you will leave with a CD and, subject to size, a T-Shirt. Follow up sessions to check technical progress and/or to introduce higher speeds usually take 1 hr and cost $105. If you are interested in attending a Run Correction and Technique session contact Tony at Bensons EPS.
For more information and the opportunity to view the three U-Tube movies demonstrating improvement in a novice, club and potentially elite athlete imbedded in this page below.
The Importance of Correct Technique
Perhaps the best testimonies of the value of a “Run With The Best” session come from two former elite Kenya athletes who attended IAAF Level 2 Regional Development Coaches Courses in 2002 and 2003. Patrick Sang, a former World No 1, told me that the extra technique focus he applied to an athlete he coaches, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge (807 left), assisted him to maintain correct form during the final 100m sprint of the 2003 World 5000m Championship and, in the process, defeat superstars Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) and Kenenisa Bekele (Ethopia) while Kenyan great Moses Kiptanui (260 right), the athlete voted the 3000m steeplechaser of the century, said he would have run 3 to 6 seconds faster had he been aware of RWTB technique.
If athletes (or former athletes) of this calibre can still find room to improve their technique similar improvements may assist YOU to gain as much 3% to 5% over 10k as well as to avoid injury.
Only a very small percentage of the normal population have what could be described as adequate technique to run beyond 40k or approximately 3 to 5 hours per week yet it takes 2 to 3 hours of running to maintain body weight once a person is over 25 years of age.
The simple fact is that any person who attempts to run beyond the limits of their technique will get injured. This will not be apparent at first because an over use injury, by definition, will take time to develop. If the person is also running too fast for their physical condition, ie, the combination of their current cardiovascular, structural and neuromuscular capabilities, then the injuries will happen sooner rather than later.
While the person’s actual physical condition is unrelated to their technique it follows that a person using their body more correctly when running, will not be in the same danger as a person who is using their body less correctly.
The Run Technique and Video session is composed of four parts and normally takes between 1:15 and 1:45 hour. Part 1: The initial video of the person running. Part 2: Reviewing the video. Part 3: Correction & instruction. Part 4: A re-video to identify the improvements. Part 5: A review of both videos on a large screen TV, a summary what has been learnt and a discussion on moving forward.
Check out any or all of the following three videos showing a Novice athlete, a Club runner and a Potentially Elite Athlete below and/or read the story of Richard and the New York Marathon. This is one of the most successful technique/training programs ever conducted, involving rehabiliating a runner who wanted to run the New York marathon but had been told he should never run again. He ran the race non-stop, except for some photo shoots with New York firemen, despite having started with an achilles tendon injury, a re-constructed knee and a totally wasted left calf muscle.
A Video of Novice Runner Demonstrating Improvement
A Video of a Club Runner Demonstrating Improvement
A Video of an Elite Junior Demonstrating Improvement