The Run Lab is a cutting edge assessment of an athletes running biomechanics. Over the course of a 5km run we will gather data across the following metrics.
⋅ Step Length
⋅ Stride Length
⋅ Step Rate
⋅ Flight Phase
⋅ Ground Contact Time
⋅ Impact Forces
⋅ Breaking Forces
⋅ Footstrike Type
⋅ Pronation Excursion
⋅ Pronation Velocity
*Note that we simultaneously measure both the left and the right limb independently. This allows for the identification of asymmetries or differences between right and left.
What can all this data be used for??
⋅ Identifying biomechanical issues or asymmetries you may be experiencing when you run. If an athlete is uninjured these inefficiencies can be addressed to improve performance.
⋅ Identifying injury risk factors. This data can be used in conjunction with your physio for improved rehabilitaion strategies or to measure the efficacy of outcomes.
⋅ Identifying biomechanical tendencies that your running shoes may be accommodating or compounding. We can then, in real time measure how successful the right running shoe will be for you.
Assessments are by appointment and take 1 hour. We only operate this service on a Saturday and a Wednesday. It costs €60.
Runners are required to bring running clothes and their current running shoes.
Runners must be aware that a minimum of 20 minutes of supervised road/treadmill running will be a part of the assessment.
For more information email us at email@example.com or call us on (071) 919 9619
What our Team has to say about The Run Lab.
“These metrics are applicable to all levels of runner. From your 5k Runner to your Ultra Runner. Having hard data which shows how both your right and left limb are performing on your runs is just so useful on a very basic level. It’s an in depth look at some fundamentals of running mechanics. In general you want symmetry. You want your step length to be the same on the left as it is on the right, you want breaking forces and impact forces to be similar, you want pronation moments to be similar etc. In the end it’s up to the runner what they want to do with that information. We can work together to address any problem asymmetries or we can just pocket the information.
What we most like about this is that there is no personal opinion when it comes to The Run Lab. It gives hard numbers and they are what they are. We are very excited to bring it to Sligo.