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Finding the correct running shoes for your running gait.

Finding the correct running shoes for your Gait.Wearing the correct running shoes for your walking/running gait can be very beneficial when you are trying to stay injury free.At Runners Edge Southend we have seen a trend in the ratio of neutral to supportive running shoes sold over the last 15 years with ourresearch in gait analysis. We've found that over 85% of our customers would benefit from a …

Day in the life of sub 30 minute 10k runner Paul Whittaker during lock down.

Day in the life of sub 30 minute 10k runner Paul Whittaker during lockdown. 7.30am - Wake up and have small breakfast which involves porridge with honey and a cup of tea 8.30am - Morning workout - 2 miles w.up jog, 10 x 1200m at specific HR with 1min jog recovery between each - 2 miles w.down jog i wore Hoka Rincon for the workout which i find are light and responsive. 9.45am - Breakfast - Pro…

London Marathon - 14 weeks to go

So on the plan for this week was the following workouts - - 4 mile tempo run- 12 x 1min hills with 90sec jog down recovery- Park Run Time Trial! - 16-20 mile run depending on how i feel after the park run. Bit of a slightly easier week due to running 110 miles last week. I will hopefully still be up to 90 miles approx after a long run Sunday.I aim running a 5k hard this Saturday as i am coming …

London Marathon - 15 weeks to go

So with 15 weeks to go until the London Marathon I thought it would be a good idea to let people know my key workouts this week.If anybody has followed my training over the years, I'm a very big believer in high mileage as a base of endurance to build the foundation my body needs. This enables me to add speed work into my weekly plan to get the full benefits I need to improve. This week's workout…

Matt Lovell

Magnesium Trace minerals are often deficient, the reason, mineral depletion in the soil and hence foods we eat.Magnesium – the Essential Mineral for Recovery Magnesium is needed for over 300 different enzyme reactions in the body. These include reactions that synthesize and use ATP – the body’s energy molecule. In other words, without magnesium your body couldn’t make or use energy!Here a…

Matt Lovell - Sports Nutritionist

My go to immune support comes in the form of berry extracts with medicinal mushrooms. Powerful preventative and immune supporting natural medicine. This time of the year is classic for picking up a little bug. The kids go back to school and breed germs, they bring them home and infect the adults and then the adults spread them on the tube and at work or in the supermarket. It’s when everyone g…

Be SAFE this winter!

Today's run.Just a quick blog post about running in icy weather. Please be careful and take precautions when its icy outside. If you have access to a treadmill it will be much safer to run indoors. Cross training can be very beneficial in this weather and a supplementary strength training session can be just what you need when the weather turns cold in these winter months.Make sure you dress war…

Hayley Lamkin - Runners Edge Athlete

January has already been full of training and races for me. I started the year off with a Parkrun in Southend on New Years Day, not really expecting much as I hasn’t been well over Christmas. Ended up running a 19:06, which is 6 seconds off of my PB! That Saturday was the first cross country race of the year, Essex Champs. This year they had increased the distance for senior women from 8k to 10k…

New Balance 1080 V6

Runners Edge Shoe Review- New Balance 1080V6Here is the New Balance 1080V6 Fresh Foam, this is the plushest/softest New Balance shoe to date!- The New Balance 1080V6 has an extra soft heel collar and tongue with welded over-lays that locks down the foot.- The New Balance 1080V6 has a wide platform which makes it very stable due to it's guide rails around the sides of the shoe.- The New Balance 108…

Paul Whittaker Training Week 33

Hi everyone,Hope everyone has had a good week training, here it goes for another blog post on how my workouts and training went last week:M. 8miles steadyT. 20mins w.up jog- 7x1k hard, 2mins rec jog- 20mins w.down jog (skechers go meb speeds)W. 12miles steadyT. 20mins w.up jog- 12x1min hard, 1min easy- 20mins w.down jog (skechers go meb speeds)F. 8miles steadyS. 1mile w.up jog-10mile tempo run at …