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Natural Running as Positive Deviance?

Posted by on Thursday, February 3, 2011 @ 11:28 am | 1 Reply

Over 150 people turned out (and another 50 or so were turned away due to lack of space) for last week’s speaker panel  discussion about natural running in Sheperdstown, West Virginia.

Event attendee and blogger Pete Larson (www.runblogger.com) was struck by the turnout in a small town in West Virginia, which has a reputation as one of America’s most obese states. “I couldn’t believe it!” Larson wrote on his blog. “Here we were in a state renowned for it’s inactivity, and I had to weave my way through a crowd of people who were squeezing into a room like sardines.”

Dr. Mark Cucuzella, organizer of the event, titled The Re-Evolution of Running: Discover Pain Free Movement for Life, attributes to tremendous response to a phenomenon called positive deviance. “That’s when large change happens as a result of observing and following what is happening in a small sector, and then applying it widely,” he says.

Cucuzella is also a family doctor and owner of Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking store in Sheperdstown, West Virginia.

Blogger Miss Zippy shares in this recent post what she learned from the panel of experts that included Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, Jerry Lee, CEO of Newton Running, Dr. Jay Dicharry, PT and Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia, Dr. Peter Larson, Blaise Dubois, running injury authority, among others.

Natural running symposia are held across the country and overseas. For a complete listing of upcoming events, visit the Newton Running website at http://www.newtonrunning.com/community/natural-running-symposium-form-clinic.

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Fitness Forward Presents Natural Running Symposium

Posted by on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 8:22 am | Leave a reply

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Natural Running Presentation & Discussion
with Fitness Forward’s Debbie Potts
Friday, February 25, 2011
6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Bellevue Plaza Building, 118 105th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA

Natural Running Form Clinic with Fitness Forward’s Debbie Potts
Saturday, February 26, 2011
8:00 -9:00 a.m.
Bellevue Plaza Building, 118 105th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA

For more information, contact Debbie Potts at 425-466-3653 or visit www.fitnessforward.net

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Special Presentation on Pain-free Movement January 28

Posted by on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 1:30 pm | 2 Replies

Running-injury prevention leaders from around the globe are gathering in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, for a three-day conference to discuss best evidence and best practices to prevent and treat running injuries. As part of the gathering, the group will meet the local community and share stories, experience and knowledge.

“The Re-Evolution of Running: Discover Pain Free Movement for Life” will be hosted by Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking, the Bavarian Inn, and the Running Clinic Canada on Friday night January 28, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn.

Guest panelists include leading clinicians, researchers, teachers, writers, athletes and footwear experts from around the globe:

Danny Dreyer

  • Founder: Chi Running and Chi Walking
  • Asheville, NC; Internationally-acclaimed injury-prevention coach, ultramarathoner and best-selling author

Dr. Craig Richards

  • Newcastle, Australia; General Practice, Sports Medicine, Runner
  • One of world’s lead researchers on running injuries and footwear

Jay Dicharry, PT

  • Director SPEED Clinic University of Virginia
  • International Authority on Gait Analysis and Running Injury

Dr. Peter Larson

  • Professor of Biology St. Anshelm College New Hampshire, Marathon runner
  • Author/host of world’s most widely read site on running innovation- www.runblogger.com

Blaise Dubois PT/Sean Cannon, PT

  • Quebec City, Canada; International Leaders in running injuries
  • Authors and Instructors of over 40 international conferences

Jerry Lee

  • Boulder, Colorado; Co-Founder and CEO Newton Running
  • Innovator in first shoe company with primary mission of injury prevention.  Ironman competitor

Ian Adamson, MS Sports Med/BS Biomechanical Engineering

  • Boulder, Colorado; Director of Research & Education-Newton
  • Ultramarathoner and 7-time world champ Adventure Racer

Dr. Daniel Kulund, USAF

  • Chief Health Promotions Pentagon
  • Physician, Innovator of Running Medicine. Opened first true “Runners Clinic” in the 1970’s.

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella,

  • West Virginia University, Coach USAF Running Team, National Level Masters Runner
  • National speaker/teacher of healthier running; sub 2:35 marathons in 4 decades

Jeff Horowitz

  • Arlington, Virginia; Editor at Competitor Magazine

Speakers will share their most important discoveries and then allow questions and conversation with the audience.

“This is an amazing privilege to have all of these leaders in one room together willing to share and converse with the public,” says Mark Cucuzzella, MD. Over 60 percent of runners are injured every year. If the CDC were to evaluate this data they would shut down running events. Insurance companies now are reevaluating the advice to get fit if it involves running and the subsequent injuries and costs of expensive imaging studies and treatments. We need to develop entirely new approaches to running injuries and staying healthy for life”

The event is free to the public and geared toward walkers and runners of all abilities.

Date: January 28 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV  25443, www.bavarianinnwv.com

Free to the public.  Coffee and dessert will be provided. Cash bar.

For those wishing to dine prior to the event, call the Bavarian Inn at 304-876-2551 to make a reservation.

For more information, contact  Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking or  phone 304-876-1100.

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Natural Running Symposia come to Maryland, Pennsylvania

Posted by on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 12:10 pm | Leave a reply

We would like to announce 3 more Natural Running Symposia—click on the images for full details.

Tuesday, July 20th (TODAY!): Fleet Feet Sports in Gaithersburg, MD (255 Kentlands Blvd)

7-9 pm: Natural Running Presentation and Form Clinic, swag bags and raffle

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Saturday, July 24th: Charm City Run in Timonium, MD (2045 York Road)

8-11 am: Natural Running Presentation and Form Clinic, swag bags and raffle

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Saturday, July 31st: Second Sole in Seven Fields, PA

4-6 pm: Natural Running Presentation and Form Clinic, swag bags and raffle

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Natural Running Symposia in Florida

Posted by on Friday, July 2, 2010 @ 9:18 am | 2 Replies

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Next week we are holding two Natural Running Symposia in Florida. (Click on images for full details)

Wednesday, July 7th at Runner’s Depot in Davie, FL we are holding a Natural Running Presentation and Discussion from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Thursday, July 8th at the Western High School Track in Davie, FL there will be a Natural Running form clinic from 6:30-7:30 AM.

Thursday, July 8th at Footworks in South Miami there is a Natural Running Presentation and Discussion from 6:30-8:30 PM and on Friday, July 9th from 6:30-7:30 AM there is a Natural Running Form Clinic from 6:30-7:30 AM also at Footworks.

Interested in knowing if Newton is coming to your town? Our event page is constantly being updated, so check in often!

Have a happy 4th!

Sir Isaac

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Find Newton Running at Expos on Both Coasts this Weekend

Posted by on Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 9:24 pm | 1 Reply

GravityW_10smIt’s a busy weekend for the crew at Newton Running with events and expos on both the left and right coasts. First up, is the expo at the LA Marathon on Friday and Saturday at Dodger Stadium – please come say hello to our team (Steve, Yo, Erin and Erica) at the brand new Newton booth. On the other side of the country, we’re teaming up with All3Sports.com to host a booth at the ING Georgia Marathon expo at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Timmy and Tory will be in Atlanta to answer all your Newton needs.

The expos in LA and Atlanta will be the first opportunity see (and/or purchase) our new Performance Trainers. In fact, if you come by our booth and try on a pair of new shoes, and say the code words “level platform,” we’ll give you a free gift (while they last).

Finally Danny, Ian and Dr. Mark are hosting our second Natural Running Symposium on Friday and Saturday in Boston, where we’ll also have our new shoes to try on.

We hope to see you out this weekend!

 

Our brand new expo booth will be at the LA Marathon

Our brand new expo booth will be at the LA Marathon

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Newton Running Launches Natural Running Symposia Program

Posted by on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 11:29 am | 15 Replies

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Next week at Luke’s Locker in Dallas we’re hosting a Natural Running Symposium, the first in a series of national educational seminars hosted by some of the top experts in running form, biomechanics and injury prevention.

This is a free, open to the public event featuring Newton Running co-founder and running form expert Danny Abshire, Newton’s R&D/Education director and adventure racing world champ Ian Adamson, and running science expert Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. On Tuesday evening, the team will lead an informative discussion about biomechanics, injury prevention and running shoe design. Then on Wednesday morning, Danny, Ian and Mark will lead a Natural Running form clinic starting at the Dallas store.

The details:

What: Natural Running Symposium

When: Tues., March 2 @ 6 p.m.

Where: Luke’s Locker, Dallas (3607 Oak Lawn Avenue) 214-528-1290

Hope to see you there…tell your friends!

Our next Symposiums will be March 19-20 at Marathon Sports in Boston and March 25-26 at Road Runner Sports in San Diego. Stay tuned for more dates and details.

 

 

 

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