My favorite event of the year is the Scottish Barefoot Run and Conference, organized by Colin McPhail of Barefootworks shop in Edinburgh and ultrarunner Donnie Campbell. This year’s event will be on Saturday 6 September, 10am-10pm, in Bruntsfield Links. No pre-registration is necessary and the cost is only a suggested donation of £10. You’ll find the conference timetable here.
I’ll be a speaker at the conference this year and I’d like your help in planning my talk. In the comments for this post, please tell me what you most want to know about barefoot/minimalist running or natural running form. What are your burning questions?
Here’s a video of the running route this year, and fear not, you can run it in any footwear. Almost no one will be truly barefoot (even I plan to wear shoes on the Crags).
It should be a great event, and I hope to see you there. But whether or not you can make it, please post your questions by clicking on “Leave a Reply” just below the title of this post. I promise to respond.
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Jae Gruenke, GCFP, is a running technique expert and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Known as a “running form guru,” she is the Founder and CEO of The Balanced Runner™ in New York City and The Balanced Runner UK. She has helped runners from beginner to Olympian improve their form to become pain-free, economical, and fast.