News - 5th January 2017

Strength and Conditioning Habits of Distance Runners


Lifting weights and performing strength training exercises is considered by many runners as a poor use of training time, despite evidence showing these activities can enhance performance and lower injury risk.


Little is known about to the extent to which distance runners use strength training and conditioning exercises to support their training, therefore our research group has designed a survey to investigate the current training habits of runners.


Whether you use strength and conditioning exercises or not your views on this topic are important to us. The purpose of this survey is to find out which types of runners use strength and conditioning activities and the sorts of exercises which are popular. We are also interested in where runners get their advice on strength and conditioning and whether anything can be done to improve the information that is available.


The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and is open to distance runners of any standard aged 15 years old and above. The link to the survey is here.

For further information please email Richard Blackgrove

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