Frequently Asked
Questions

Gracefull Girls Questions

Do I have to be an elite athlete?

What is elite?! But no. A key premise that we teach on the course is that it’s not just about the stopwatch. We value each participant with their own unique merits, creating a space in which they can flourish in their own unique way. The only requirement is that you are open to learning, sharing and working on your personal development.

Will this work in my country?

We welcome participants from around the world! As the course is based online, if you are in a similar time zone to GMT, hopefully the Monday and Tuesday evening sessions will tie in with your schedule.

Are live sessions only 6.00-7.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays?

The fact you are here means that you are an ‘Early Adopter’ at the beginning of an exciting GRACE-full journey! As such we currently only have the capacity to run two session/week, but we are poised to adapt and grow in line with demand. In the meantime, we are able to send you recordings of both the strength and conditioning sessions and the presentations.

How much time do I need to dedicate to the programme?

We understand that athletes already juggle so many demands on their time with training, schoolwork and trying to lead some sort of social life! The beauty of this course being online is that you save time traveling to training locations, and if at times you’re particularly busy with exams etc, then the recorded option of sessions allows you to fit it in around other priorities.

Indeed, we nurture a sense of discipline on the course that gives you the strength to create priorities that serve you best. At minimum, to get the full content of the course and complete the weekly surveys you will need to spend 2 hours. To truly engage with and embed the content with all the extra recommended resources, the only limit is what you place on it.

Is the course just for 12-18-year-old, middle-distance, female athletes?

Whilst the content of the course is pitched with this demographic very much in mind, the concepts that we teach are indeed universal. Parents and coaches are very much encouraged to take part in the sessions, and we welcome any other individuals that would benefit from and enjoy them. Indeed, purchasing a single package permits access for the athlete’s entire family and coaching team.

Can I Access The Online Technique Analyses And Physio Screens Without Signing Up To the Podium Package?

Yes you can! Visit our Services page for more details for how to sign up and submit your videos.

Online Technique & Physio Screening Questions

How do I submit the required videos?

After purchase, videos can be sent via WhatsApp to +447855943236 or emailed to analysis@gracefullrunning.com. If you prefer email and the file is too large to attach, please either upload them to cloud storage and share a link or use wetransfer.com (preferred as it preserves the quality of the footage the best). Please make sure you provide your name and the email address used when purchasing your service when submitting. Many thanks!

Please download our tips for filming your running videos guide to make sure your submissions meet the standard we need for our technology to work and so we can provide you with the best possible feedback - click here to download

If I buy the bundle of 3, can I do a mixture of technique analyses and physio screens?

Indeed! Just mix it up in which ever way suits you best. Just send us whichever videos you want analysing and we’ll keep track of how many credits you have.

How long should I leave it before doing a follow-up?

It will take 2-4 of weeks for you to start noticing changes in your form and 6-8 weeks until new movement patterns are ingrained into your technique. We therefore recommend a follow up around 2-4 weeks to ensure the changes you are making are beneficial. If left for more than a month you may start falling back into old habits.

Do I have to be a good runner?

What is good?! But no. Our mission at GR is to make running accessible to all! The principles we teach are grounded in science and based on the universal blueprint for how humans are designed to move. Once the feel is embedded, they evolve in line with your evolution as a runner.

Can I Access The Online Technique Analyses And Physio Screens Without Signing Up To the Podium Package?

Yes you can! Visit our Services page for more details for how to sign up and submit your videos.

How quickly will I see results?

Straight away…potentially! Experience has taught us that people vary greatly in their ability to feel for movements. But there are certainly simple elements that people can implement with immediate benefits. Running really is an art, so once you have your reports, we encourage you to go away and ‘play’ with your technique. It will take time to embed new movement patterns such that they become second nature, but it is a very worthy investment.

Do you provide any regular on-going support and guidance to embed the Gracefull Principles?

Our future plans include offering weekly online running-specific strength and conditioning and body maintenance sessions. You will hear about those first via our newsletter. In the meantime, it is, of course, possible to book follow-ups to track your improvements

What if I keep getting injured?

Don’t lose faith! You should first of all congratulate yourself for taking very positive steps to addressing your injuries. They will pay dividends, but if you still struggling with niggles in the meantime, it’s just that we’re still revealing the whole picture. For any residual issues lingering, we will do our very best in our reports and in all the latest insights and information we share on our social media channels to help you to address them.

What is the youngest age you can get an analysis?

Around 8. But of course it depends on the maturity of the child. From experience we find that from this age they are able to appreciate the principles we teach and respond to feedback. It’s especially powerful at this age for them to receive visual feedback. Indeed the earlier a runner can be taught the principles that better to avoid embedding bad habits! Runners younger than 8 would still really benefit from watching and trying to copy good form.

Do you offer training programmes?

Yes, we offer these in conjunction with our Official Training Partner, Kings of the Wild Frontier (KOTWF)! Click here to check out their website and the services they offer.