December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

How your Running Form affects your Running Performance

Beg forgiveness for abusing this famous quote:  “It is better to look good…and darling, you look marvelous!”

While running, I have yet to pass a glass storefront without sneaking a look at my running form.  Vane?  Maybe but who of you hasn’t?  Come on now, be honest.

2012 Reggae Marathon

I watch Marathons and distance running events every chance I get.  I’m no Elite but I love watching their form.  Similarly when out driving and I see a runner, I always make a mental note on their running form.  Not to judge but just a note on how comfortably or uncomfortably they seem to be running.

So how does running form affect your running.  Forefoot, barefoot, heel strike;  arm motion; posture…all contribute to proper running form and impact your performance…and running pleasure.  I recently came across this article on running form. It outlined the 6 things to think about to improve the efficiency of your running form:  6 Things to Improve your Running Form.


Looking good while running really does matter. So watch your form and see improvements in your running.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)


Click here to register online for Reggae Marathon, December 7, 2013:  Reggae Marathon Registration.

For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site.

Click here for more details on Reggae Marathon’s Abe Issa Award for Excellence.

This is a link to the Official Reggae Marathon 2012 Race Video.

Photos courtesy of Errol Anderson.