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About Simon Butchard

Urban Athletes Run Coach and Trainer. Brought up on a strict diet of sport and lamb chops in New Zealand, Simon brings his wide ranging experience and competitive spirit to the Urban Athletes team. Besides having been heavily involved in rugby as both player and coach, Simon is also a keen runner, skier and a mediocre surfer. Qualifications: Sport Science Degree, Sports Massage Therapist, Barefoot Running Coach, Bulgarian Bag Coach, Premier Personal Trainer
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Barefoot run club – 1 week till the 10k race!

Its the last week before the 10k and sometimes its hard to get the race week preperation right. The hard work has already been done hopefully! This week, how to maintain your level of fitness and keep your body in good working order for the event.

By |November 15th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments
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Barefoot run club weeks 4 & 5

By now you should have some regular runs under the belt! If you haven't managed to quite keep up with the regime, don't fret! It's not too late. The beauty of a 10 km event is that it is very achievable. Here's your training schedule for weeks 4 & 5!

By |November 12th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments
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Barefoot: Dipping my toe in…

Earlier this year I attended a running technique course to get a better understanding of barefoot running. What I found out is that taking your shoes off is just the beginning...

By |June 22nd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments