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About Us

Welcome to The Running School Bristol. We have been established since August 2011 with two centres in Bristol, one in the city centre and the other near Redland Green. 

Richard brought The Running School to Bristol due to the increase prevalence of running injuries seen at his clinic where he identified that technical deficiencies were often the cause of injury. He established a relationship with Mike Antoniades (founder of The Running School) who mentored him with regards to coaching strategies with the aim of improving the performance of athlete’s of all levels and ages.

 We have a team of experienced Running Specialists, Physiotherapists and Sports Rehabilitation Therapists teaching people how to run, using the proven methodology established by Mike Antoniades some 10 years ago with great success.

If you are interested in joining us at The Running School Bristol call us on 01179 738 319 or email us at bristol@runningschool.co.uk


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Manager and Head Coach

Chris is a fully qualified Sports Rehabilitation Specialist from St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He has been at The Running School in Bristol since its launch, where he has built strong relationships with local sports shops, running clubs as well as professional athletes.

Chris has experience in both running as well as coaching, completing in half marathons and 10k’s all over the UK as well as having worked at the London Marathon. His knowledge in rehabilitation helps when offering advice in training programmes and technical changes.

Chris is also a practitioner at Bristol Physiotherapy Clinic which is associated with The Running School in Bristol. He has also worked with International Rugby teams such as New Zealand and Australia along with London Welsh and London Irish Amateur’s.

After growing up in Bristol, Chris moved away to Australia for a year then to London to study and is very excited at being back working in his home town. Away from work, he is a keen sportsmen including cricket, rugby and running.

Alex Duncan

Running Coach

Alex is a qualified Sports Rehabilitator who graduated from The University of the West of England (UWE) and is a full graduate member of British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). During his training, Alex has been exposed to a variety of elite sporting environments including Premiership Rugby and professional cricket.

As a BASRaT accredited therapist, Alex's training has been solely in Sports and Exercise Medicine with an emphasis on the designing and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programs to combat dysfunction in both health domains and sporting environments.
Alex is also a qualified Sports massage therapist and has worked at many large running events up and down the country. 

He is also a keen runner and cricketer and will be applying his knowledge and understating of muscle function and bio mechanics is his new role at The Running School Bristol along side Chris Kay.


Performance Director

Richard is well established and experienced in the sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation field where he graduated from Brunel University and completed a masters at The University of Western Australia. He returned to Bristol in 2000 where soon after he founded Bristol Physiotherapy Clinic. Richard has worked with a number of high profile teams and athletes.

Over the past few years, due to the high prevalence of running injuries seen at Bristol Physiotherapy Clinic, Richard has dedicated himself to further his knowledge in this area. So when he was approached by Mike to set up The Running School in Bristol, which posed a great deal of emphasis on the technical aspect of running, has proved to be a perfect marriage.

Richard played for Bristol and Clifton Rugby Clubs and is now a keen golfer and tennis player. A server knee injury curtailed his promising running career!