I came to Paul with muscular problems after runs, he put me on the treadmill and was able to identify my issue. I paid for six sessions and he sorted me out. Eight weeks later I’m still pain free. I found him to be knowledgeable and friendly.
I can’t recommend the Running School enough. I tried it first a few years ago while recovering from lower back and nerve problems caused by a bulging disc. I had been running competitively for about 20 years. Paul Bartlett managed to demonstrate very quickly problems with my running gait that was losing me considerable speed. I did not realise how twisted and unbalanced I was. The brain is incredible at adjusting to whatever adjustments you make unconsciously to protect an injury. With a series of exercises and concentrated sessions with Paul, I slowly adjusted my gait and began using and strengthening my hamstrings and glutes much more. As a result my times went down so that in my later 40s I am achieving times I was getting 10 years before. And I think my chances of further injury are smaller. I could not have got here without Paul. Don’t think you can do this yourself by reading a book or looking in the mirror. I go back periodically to be reminded again of the muscles I should use for efficiently and balance running but don’t!
Would highly recommend Paul at the running school. I visited initially to understand how I could run more efficiently, with the aim of avoiding injury when upping the mileage.
Paul identified straight away some of the issues hindering my performance. We spent 6 sessions working to make improvements; within a few weeks I was not only able to see the impact on my running style but also noticed a real improvement in my speed.
The difference between my initial appointment and after 6 weeks was huge, and because I’ve come away with greater self-awareness, as well as a series of exercises tailored to my needs, it will enable me to continue running well into the future.
There’s no way I would have been able to make the improvement without the running school – hugely worth the investment!