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Running Research Junkie

Running Research Junkie is a blog maintained by Craig Payne who regularly blogs about the latest relevant running, running shoes, running technique and running injury research, as well as opinions on related topics. Craig's blog posts and comments are often referenced on other websites, for example, Runners World and Kinetic Revolution. The signature used to sign posts is "I go where the evidence takes me; convince me otherwise". The website is based on the WordPress content management system. The site is listed at Network Blogs.



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I don’t get this…

I go where the evidence takes me; convince me otherwise

…actually, I do get it; I was just being facetious. To explain: I obviously follow the research evidence and how that informs clinical practice and clinical decision making very carefully. If that research stacks up to scrutiny, then it has to inform clinical practice and be factored into the models that underpin clinical practice. What […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: December 4, 2018, 7:42 pm
Yes, I know it’s not Thursday, but in my defence, I have been meaning to get to finish writing this for a while and did start writing it on a Thursday. What I want to do is go back and take another look at this study by Ryan et al, published in 2010. Not that […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: February 19, 2018, 1:14 am
I often enjoy playing the provocateur and can frequently make statements to have that effect. They are not done to be mischevious but are typically done to encourage critical self-reflection, mostly in the context questioning one’s own clinical practice and reflecting on improving that. There is always a context and a purpose. Often those comments […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: January 13, 2018, 11:55 pm
Of course, you should! So many people have whined for years that the running shoe brands do not do research to back up the claims that they make for their shoes, yet when they do do it they whine that they don’t trust the research as it was done or funded by a running shoe […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: December 17, 2017, 4:16 am
Its that time of the year again. I did this around this time each year: 2013,2014, 2015 and 2016. These figures are the estimated Google search volume per month for the last 12 months for each brand appended with the words ‘running shoes’. Please read the disclaimer below. As with the 2013, 2014, 2015 and […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: November 24, 2017, 12:00 pm
Just had one of those … shake my head… roll the eyes … moments, when this turned up in my alerts. We all been subjected to the propaganda and rhetoric on this. We already know from the actual evidence that 25% of barefoot runners heel strike (when the spun narrative says that this is not […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: November 18, 2017, 3:22 am
I was doing a live Facebook thing with Ian Griffiths last week answering questions. One of those questions was about what happened to this blog as I had not posted anything since September. It simply boils down to time. I have what I think are some important posts written in my head and just need […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: November 12, 2017, 10:40 pm
Only a short post today as my head hurts from the facepalm. I have a lot of stuff that turns up in my daily alerts. Some of it good, some of it bad and some of it really hurts my head: Distribution of plantar pressure during jogging barefoot or in minimalistic shoes in people who […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:24 am
Periodically when I get bored and need a break from what I am doing I often do one of several things. I could go over to and read the 1-star reviews on books (it can be quite funny, especially if the book has it fan boys and seeing them attack the 1-star reviews with […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: September 2, 2017, 9:04 am
Time for some shameless self-promotion. I have been running my online Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp since last year (you can enrol and start it at any time). It has been very popular and its kept me busy. Now, if I was not busy enough I have launched another course in the same format on Running […]
Author: Craig Payne
Posted: August 31, 2017, 4:55 am

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