The Run Lab

What is RunLab?

RunLab is a state of the art Gait Analysis System. We use wearable technology to analyse a huge range of kinematic variables during running or walking.

We collect the following information: Step Rate, Stride Length, Contact Time, Flight Ratio, Power, Impact Gs, Breaking Gs, Footstrike Type, Pronation Excursion, Pronation Velocity, Step Length, Stride Angle, Leg Spring Stiffness, Vertical Spring Stiffness and more.

All data is collected for left and right limbs.

What applications does RunLab have?

RunLab can be used to:

Improve performance through measuring kinematic variables and improving running economy.

Rehabilitate injuries through identifying asymmetries and other kinematic variables which may be contributing to tissue damage

Select footwear using the detailed data gathered on running style and foot mechanics

Prevent chronic or even acute injuries through continuous assessment of kinematic variables which can change from the norm as overloading or burnout occurs.

How do I book an assessment?

Too book please email partner@runpod.ie or alternatively call 071 919 9619

Costs and requirements.

It is €100 for a 90 minute session.

Please bring a full set of running gear and change of clothing. Gps watches are recommended but not required.

What should I expect?

Changing and toilet facilities are provided. Expect an outdoor run from 5-12k.

We recommend the following 2 routes. Please check below links for route info.

RunPod towards Rosses Point and back.
RunPod towards Regional Park and back.

If requested, we can further aid the footwear choice by using successive, short treadmill runs of 2-300m in store. Treadmill is also provided for those who do not wish to run outdoors.

Extra Services

Healthcare providers can be provided with CSV data sets, full reports or specific kinematic variable results with patients permissions.

Coaches can be provided with CSV data sets, full reports or specific kinematic variable results with patients permissions.

Check in sessions cost €30. *These are used for analysis of variables with the intention of measuring efficacy of training or treatment interventions.*

Seasonal package costs €250 and includes initial consultation plus 6 check in sessions. Best used spread out through a training season.

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