Is your running slowing you down? | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

Is your running slowing you down?

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Think back to your coaching sessions when you were younger. No doubt you were painstakingly taught the correct bowling action, the forward defensive and many other complicated techniques.

What about being taught how to run?

Most cricketers are never coached about running because it's assumed everyone already knows how, but running technique is a skill that needs to be practiced. Top class runners spend many hours developing their technique to improve speed and reduce the risk of injury. Can you as a cricketer learn from this? You can if you have ever:

  • Suffered a knee, ankle or hip injury from overuse.
  • Been run out.
  • Been fielding and not quite got to the ball as it trickles over the boundary rope.

If that sounds like you, consider spending some time grooving your running technique as well as you cover drive.

If you are following the SAQ cricket training plan you will already be doing this.

If not make sure you set some time aside during your warm ups to do some technique drills.

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If you want a more comprehensive guide to reducing injury risk and increasing cricket specific fitness, check out county strength coach Rob Ahmun's guide on PitchVision Academy.


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