If you’re intrigued, confused or cynical about the barefoot phenomenon in the running world then the Barefoot Connection Conference should be a date for your diary.
It will be held at Denbies Vineyard, set in amongst trails of the Surrey Hills.
The format for the 2 days is:
Saturday 22nd June: Presentation-led lecture style, with afternoon workshops
Sunday 23rd June: Workshops on barefoot running, barefoot conditioning and barefoot parkour, plus an optional 10K Trail Event (a race for those who fancy it, a trot for those who prefer, or a run-walk combo for those who prefer to take in the views, terrains & their textures).
Sunday 23rd evening will conclude with the official UK Luna Sandal Launch under the light of the full moon.
Included in the line-up is:
Dr Mark Cucazzella: Founder of the Natural Running Centre, Barefoot runner, blogger & thought leader
Helen Hall: The World's 1st Barefoot Ironwoman, co-creator of Barefoot Audio, barefoot Ultra-athlete & Coach
Stacey Lei Krauss: Creator of WillPower & Grace barefoot training system, Advisor to Vibram USA
Gray Caws: Chi Running Instructor & Minimalist Runner
(Barefoot) Ted McDonald: Barefoot Ultra Athlete, founder of Luna Sandals, star of best selling book Born To Run.
Joe Warne: PhD Researcher, published author & elite 1500m athlete.
Izzy Moore: PhD Researcher, published author.
Matt Wallden: Founder of Primal Lifestyle, CHEK Faculty, Author, Osteopath.