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Find out how to train efficiently for your marathon from our panel of experts, avoid running injuries and get discounts running gear.
Dr Cath Spencer-Smith, Sports Doctor, Sportsdoc London: “I’m a mere mortal century marathoner and ironman triathlete, and I get how important running is to you and how frustrating it can be when injury gets in the way of your passion. I’m a sports medicine doctor and I work with Olympians, weekend warriors and people just starting out on their running journey. I’ve been a Sports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and I’ve worked with GB track and field teams, rowers, triathletes and Olympic divers. I have a particular interest in helping runners who have hip and groin pain, or who have been held back by stress fractures or persistent problem that just won’t go away. I like nothing better than having a natter about running with my patients.”
Lucy Macdonald, Physiotherapist, Octopus Clinic: After twenty years enabling thousands of people to overcome injury, train optimally and accomplish marathons, Lucy is passionate about sharing her knowledge and produces hundreds of videos providing exercises and advice for runners. She has an excellent reputation for swiftly and successfully treating injuries that have been unsuccessfully treated elsewhere and loves sharing her insight into how this is possible so as many people as possible can benefit from her expertise.
Siobhan Rootes, Running Coach: Siobhan is one of the UK’s leading female coaches, with extensive experience working with runners across the UK. As an athlete, coach, personal trainer, business woman and mother, Siobhan’s dynamic and real approach makes her a hugely influential voice with everyday runners with a fantastic track record of success. Siobhan is a UKA Running coach and level 3 Personal Trainer.
Nick Anderson, Running Coach: With over 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of Health & Fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach, a qualified nutritionist and sports therapy practitioner. Nick is currently an England Athletics flying coach & manages GB squads for at events such as the World Half Marathon Championships. Having coached hundreds of athletes from beginners through to olympians Nick is one of Europe’s most highly respected coaches. Nick is England Marathon Lead and England Regional Coaching Lead for the South.
630pm Event starts – meet the experts, get advice on specialist running gear and fitness technology*.
645pm Marathon training and injury prevention tips and Q and A from our expert panel.
745pm Opportunity to go for a group run trialling Polar monitors or stay and continue to chat to our experts.
830pm event finishes.
*Special discount for attendees
This website contains all the marathon training and running injury advice you need including lots of free running exercise videos and for the latest videos and articles you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram @octopusclinic.
If you are running for charity you can find out how you can make the most out of our support and learn Lucy Macdonald’s top tips in this video: https://www.octopusclinic.com/introducing-your-marathon-physio-lucy-macdonald/.
If you have not yet received the handbook Your Marathon: Your Physio please drop her an email and she will sent it to you. If you are interested in the course of videos Your Marathon: Your Physio please click here.
Finally you would like to watch her latest videos on running shoes, DIY training diary and her favourite running exercise please do click on the links (she will be producing them weekly until the end of April 2020.)
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