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September 20, 2018 6:30 pm
**the first 50 people to arrive will receive a prize**
Please join us at Forerunners Main Street on Thursday September 20th for an evening of Sports Science Biomechanics with Dr. Jack Taunton MSc, MD, Dip Sports Medicine (CASEM), MCFP (SEM), FACSM’; and, Chris Napier PT, PhD
Dr. Jack Taunton, MSc, MD, Dip Sports Medicine (CASEM), MCFP (SEM), FACSM’ Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine’, Division of Sports Medicine, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, University of British Columbia, Chief Medical Officer’ America’s Masters Games
Minimalist study or the effect of neutral vs Light stability vs motion control shoes in 120 women who were randomly assigned the shoes and we trained 3 times a week for 13 weeks and ran a half marathon.
Arguably, Jack is Dean of Running in Vancouver, with a best Vancouver Marathon of 2:25, completing 63 marathons in total, 30 of them under 2:30. Jack’s professional career is in medicine (40 years) and he served as Chief Medical Officer for the 2010 Olympics, attending 8 others as sport physician or CMO. He has been the founder or co-founder of running clubs and events including Lions Gate Roadrunners, Vancouver Marathon, Sun Run and Cunningham Seawall Race to name a few.
Chris Napier PT, PhD, Sport Physiotherapist,Restore Physiotherapy
Measuring biomechanics with standard GPS watches, and new technology he is developing (and some of what is currently in the market like Stryd, RunScribe, etc.).This includes monitoring training loads using wearable devices designed to measure biomechanics.
Chris Napier (@runnerphysio) is a biomechanics researcher at UBC, a 2:33 marathoner, and a physiotherapist for the BC Endurance Project and the national track and cross-county teams.
Schedule of Evening Events:
Meet and greet at 6:30pm; and Speakers Begin at 7pm