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With over 30 years of combined coaching experience to draw upon you can be sure that you're running performance in safe hands.

Our team of coaches have managed every type of athlete from total beginners looking to drop a few pounds and get fit, right through to international level athletes.

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We run technique improvement classes where we will analyse your gait, foot strike and body position and suggest small improvements which will net massive returns in performance improvement.

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If you're looking to meet fellow runners, spend a week training and really working on your running fitness then our running training camps are for you.

We run camps 3 times a year in Spring, Autumn and Winter with each having a different focus.

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Great Success For PRF Athletes

We're pleased to announce that PRF sponsored athlete Maria Lopez has recorded her first win on the road since stepping up from the track to half marathon distance.

Maria recorded a new personal best time of 1:14 on a very difficult and hill course that she described as challenging.

Collaberative Research

We've recently been luck enough to work with running website Running Village to work on their 2016 best plantar fasciitis running shoes guide which they put together each year to find the best running shoes for those recovering from injury.

New Look Coaching Team For 2016

We're pleased to annouce that Oscar Williams will be joining the Premier Run Fit team as head of physiotherapy. Oscar has a strong background in working with runners being a former member of the national endurance coaching team and he brings with him experience of working with running specific injuries.

Latest Blog Post

Runners Itch! What causes those Itchy Legs?

Do you ever get that itchy feeling in your legs a mile or so into a run?

Do you ever find that you set out on a run only to find your legs become so itchy that you can’t not scratch them?

The itch starts out as a minor niggle but it feels like it spreads out. It might start out innocently on your quad before it spreads.

Your stomach is next, then your arms and then your calves. You look down and your skin looks red and blotchy from scratching. If it gets especially bad you may even have to stop completely.

I know how it feel because it happens to me!

Or rather it used to happen to me before I started looking for methods to prevent it.

What Causes "Runners Itch"

To understand how to prevent “runners itch” first we need to discover what causes the sensation.

As humans, we’re made up of major blood vessels and the smallest of these blood vessels we call capillaries. Capillaries act to transport blood from arteries to veins.

When we are inactive, these capillaries can collapse (don’t worry this isn’t as bad as it sounds).

When you go from a rested state straight into an intense exercise such as running, the capillaries expand and stimulate the surrounding nerves.

It’s this stimulation of the nerves that causes the brain to interpenetrate the feeling as an itch.

How To Prevent "Runners Itch"

Luckily the easiest ways to prevent runners itch are extremely easy.

Stay Active

The main cause of the problem is when we spend too much time inactive so the easiest method of prevention is always be active!

Warm Up Properly

I found through trial and error that I would get the worst cases of runners itch when I would cut my warm ups short.

By taking the time to build from a gentle walk to a power walk to a jog the problem disappeared almost overnight.

Itching alone is perfectly normal, but if the itch is accompanied by hives then it’s best to seek the advice of a qualified professional.

You’re not alone

When it first happened to me, I thought there was something majorly wrong as none of my running buddies seemed to get the problem, however a quick Google reveals that it’s actually extremely common.

As always, we aren’t doctors or medical professional and our advice is provided as a guide only.