OUR RUN180 FOUNDER, VISIONARY, PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND RUNNING EXPERT, RACHEL STANLEY HAS BEEN ACTIVE ALL OF HER LIFE
Growing up in Barbados, Rachel’s first official 5km run was with her dad at age 11 and since then, she has competed in many events, ranging from 5km sprints to the London Marathon. Her first major running injury was whilst she was at university studying economics. After three months of prescribed rest, she finally went to see a physiotherapist who had her back running in just three sessions. She remembers thinking that that physiotherapist was superhuman because he had given her the freedom to enjoy running again. It was so life-changing that she decided to train to become a physiotherapist as she wanted to give to other people what she had been given that day.
That was 25 years ago and through both a Physiotherapy degree and a Masters in Sports Medicine, she has consulted thousands of patients and has successfully treated every single injury related to running.
After stints as the physiotherapist for the Hong Kong Sevens, London’s Harlequins rugby team and Google Sydney, she became interested in not only the treatment of running injuries, but, more importantly, their prevention. After reading Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, she dived deeper into the scientific evidence and academic literature that surrounds and supports the importance of cadence/rhythm in running economy, efficiency and injury prevention. During this time, Run180 was born as a platform to help people experience within their own bodies what natural and optimal running technique feels like.
RUN180 ONE ON ONE ASSESSMENTS
We offer a one-hour targeted assessment to discuss your running history and goals. We will then develop a prescribed program to specifically fit your current running status and ambitions.
RUN180 GROUP OR CORPORATE
During a workshop, your team of friends or colleagues will:
> Learn about how to make running enjoyable and accessible for everyone. Whether new to running, injured or simply wanting to improve.
> Discuss the prevention and treatment of common running injuries
> Enjoy a practical experience of the technique
… with Run180 founder and physiotherapist Rachel Stanley