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  1. SHOE TESTERS NEED FOR RUNNING SHOE RESEARCH JOIN THE ELIGIBILITY LIST Do cushioned running shoes prevent injuries or cause them? Does a running shoe with an elevated heel speed you up or slow you down? Researchers at the University of Newcastle are planning a series of studies to determine how basic differences in running shoe design, such as heel elevation and degree of cushioning, affect injury rates and distance running performance. A eligibility list of runners interested in taking part in this research is now being created. Runners on the eligibility list will be contacted when runners are being recruited to take part in this research. All Australian runners aged 18 or over are eligible for inclusion on the eligibility list. If you would like to be considered for inclusion in these studies, please complete the online survey accessible via this link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Eligibility_Survey For further information please contact Dr Craig Richards E Craig.Richards@newcastle.edu.au T 0438 264 264 Complaints about this research This project has been approved by the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee, Approval No. H-2011-0244. Should you have concerns about your rights as a participant in this research, or you have a complaint about the manner in which the research is conducted, it may be given to the researcher, or, if an independent person is preferred, to the Human Research Ethics Officer, Research Office, The Chancellery, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia, telephone (02) 49216333, email Human-Ethics@newcastle.edu.au.
  2. Thanks to everyone who has enquired or signed up already. I am still looking for another 40 runners or triathletes so if you are interested, please get in touch! cheers Craig
  3. Hi guys I am currently recruiting for an important research study measuring the effect of changing from heel strike to forefoot strike on distance running performance and injury rates. We will be comparing running in a Mizuno shoe with a heel strike versus running in a Newton shoe with a forefoot strike. We will provide shoes for the duration of the study. The study involves completing 3 monthly questionnaires and 6 monthly 5km time trials held on a synthetic track in Newcastle (NSW). The next time trial will be held on Sunday May 23. Runners entering the study before the May time trial will be in the study for 12 months and complete 3 time trials. The eligibility criteria are as follows:  I am aged 18 or over  I run for at least 30 minutes three times per week  My US shoe size is one of the following (Women can wear mens shoes and vice versa) Men’s size 8 9 10 11 12 Women’s size 7 8 9  The first part of my foot to touch the ground when I run is my heel  When I run I wear shoes with a thick cushioned heel  I wear the same pair of shoes when training and racing  I do not wear orthotics  I do not intend to make any significant changes to coaching, training, equipment use, diet, medical or physical therapy, medication or supplement use in next 12 months  I do not expect any significant change in my health or injury status in the next 12 months  I have been competing in distance running events (5km or greater) for at least 2 years  My season best time over my preferred distance has not varied by more than 5% over the past two years  I am willing to change my running style and the shoes I wear for the 12 month duration of the trial if required  I am willing to be randomly allocated to wear either a heel strike or a forefoot strike running shoe  I am willing to be randomly allocated to land on my heel or the ball of my foot when I run  I do not have a commercial relationship with a shoe brand or manufacturer  I do not derive either status or income from recommending running shoes to runners (eg shoe retailer, podiatrist) Please send me an email if you are interested (Craig.Richards@newcastle.edu.au)! cheers Craig _________________ Dr Craig Richards Footwear researcher University of Newcastle Footwear design consultant Barefoot on Grass
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