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The darkness of autumn is here and with it comes a wet and slippery ParkRun here in Worcester. We are fortunate enough to have two options available to challenge your running and fitness, the original at Worcester Woods Country Park, and secondly at Worcester Pitchcroft Racecourse.   Unfortunately (fortunately I guess for those who enjoy the trails!) this time of the year the route at Worcester Woods becomes wet and muddy being mostly off road. Worcester Pitchcroft a bit less so, the course being on road and off road and not so slippery. Yes, road running shoes can, and do...

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Starting October 24th, the coaches at The Active Foot Company will be taking out a group session on Sundays at 8:30am. More information of these sessions are on our website at this link.

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Carbon plate, PB shoes -

Darker evenings tend to trigger thoughts of slower training and longer miles. The idea of warm evenings and fast running shift away. But there is still time yet to get a final fast 5k or 10k pb this Autumn. And to help with those last few fast races come super fast footwear.  The recent marathon season has again shown how the shoes with super energy foams and carbon plate are aiding runners of all levels to time improvements. Every shoe brand now has their own version of the trend that Nike have pretty much dominated over the past few years....

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cross country, winter training -

The British weather in late autumn, winter and early spring provides an amazing backdrop to cross country racing. Not everyone's cup of tea, but XC is excellent for improving middle distance track and endurance road running.

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Carbon plate, PB shoes -

More than ever-before running shoe brands are introducing new footwear to the market. Gone are the days when they just focused on 'stability' and 'cushioning' as the reason to create new designs. The ability for an athlete to have lighter, softer, firmer, flatter shoes, and so on, to enhance their experience of running is greater now more then before. This also throws up the science behind efficient running styles and the fact that not all running shoes are suitable for all types of training. Different shoes for different sessions. When training for a marathon and the plan says' long easy...

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