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Tom Forman: My first Barefoot Ultra Marathon

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Tom Forman: My first Barefoot Ultra Marathon

It may have not been my fastest ultra marathon nor my longest ultra marathon, but the Round Ripon was my first Barefoot ultra marathon.

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11/11/2013

Tom Forman: Third week barefoot and I'm still running!

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Tom Forman: Third week barefoot and I'm still running!

The work life balance - like a baseball – is a hard thing strike right, granted it is always better to play it safe than strike out, But sometimes this means that I just can’t run as much as I would like.

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14/10/2013

Tom's Journey to Barefoot continues..

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Tom's Journey to Barefoot continues..

My second week of Merrell 'barefootness' was my first week of norm, by norm I mean that I had to work during the daytime instead of sitting by a pool and enjoying mid-day sun hill-rep session. 

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29/09/2013

Tom Forman's Journey from Stability trainer to Merrell Barefoot

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Tom Forman's Journey from Stability trainer to Merrell Barefoot

By way of introduction, let me start by saying that I am not a professional athlete. Nor am I particularly great at running. What I am - I guess - is a middle aged man, who for a number of reasons finds himself running a bit here and there. I never take myself or my events too seriously and I've been known - on the odd occasion - to 'aeroplane' down hills. I'm known by many names, but for professionalism and politeness sake, we'll stick with Tom.

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20/09/2013

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Piers Stockwell - Merrell Natural Running Technique Seminar

16/09/2013

Doc Andrew Murray's 'Lessons from Africa'

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Doc Andrew Murray's 'Lessons from Africa'

Merrell Ambassador & endurance athlete Dr Andrew Murray, recently completed his epic journey across East Africa in search of the secrets behind what he labels “the single greatest, most concentrated production line of world class talent in sport.”

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14/08/2013

Dr Andrew Murray's Epic Adventure begins...

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Dr Andrew Murray's Epic Adventure begins...

On 1 July, Merrell Ambassador Dr Murray was joined by former Marine Commando Donnie Campbell to run more than an ultra-marathon (50km) every day in an epic 18-day run across East Africa. The journey includes running up and down Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro, through wildlife-filled game reserves and tropical rainforests, including several mountain ascents. The pair will also be running with world-record holders and world champions.

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12/07/2013

Piers Stockwell's 10 Commandments to Barefoot Running

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Piers Stockwell's 10 Commandments to Barefoot Running

Whether you’re a barefoot aficionado, a relative newcomer or still pondering whether or not to make the switch, learning the correct barefoot running technique is essential. Research about the benefits and ‘how to’s’ on barefoot running are aplenty, but here Merrell Pack Leader and barefoot running specialist, Piers Stockwell, gives you his bite size top 10 tips on how to achieve the perfect Merrell Bareform running technique.

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07/05/2013

Piers Stockwell Bareform Tips- Strength & Flexibility

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Piers Stockwell Bareform Tips- Strength & Flexibility

Spending many hours seated at desks or in front of a TV has allowed our bodies to grow into the shape of a chair – tight hip flexors, weak gluteal muscles and no ankle flexibility. This week’s post will explain postural issues, how it affects our running stride and how to fix it. Remember, the more often you stretch in the day – ideally for 15-30secs – the quicker your muscles will grow longer.

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13/04/2013

BAREFOOT TOP TIPS

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BAREFOOT TOP TIPS

If you think you can’t get more out of your walks, runs or hikes, think again. Merrell Barefoot can help tune up your stride and turn on your adventure. Discover how to stimulate your senses and awareness, develop stronger muscles and find a more balanced posture in the shoe designed to move you.

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06/03/2013

Q&A with Merrell Pack Leader Piers Stockwell

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Q&A with Merrell Pack Leader Piers Stockwell

What sparked your interest in barefoot running?
I first became interested in barefoot running to improve my efficiency for long distance events. I looked at efficiency in terms of biomechanics and realised that we run most biomechanically efficiently when we are bare foot. This is the way our bodies are designed to be as our bodies haven’t changed much since caveman days! For a long distance event, the more efficient you are, the more energy you will have at the end of the race where it matters most.

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05/03/2013

Piers Stockwell - A Merrell Pack Leader

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Piers Stockwell - A Merrell Pack Leader

Piers Stockwell is a natural running expert who shares the Merrell Barefoot ethos, educating people to run the way your body was designed to.
Piers started the natural running school to teach people to run more efficiently and to get away from the trend of heavily padded running shoes to reduce injuries from poor running styles.

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04/03/2013