Sounding Silly Standing In Front of a Crowd

02 Jul Sounding Silly Standing In Front of a Crowd

Is exactly what I went though yesterday.


I decided to get out of my comfort zone and go along to a session where you can learn about boosting your confidence presenting.


We all have those fears about things we think we can’t do… In fact even though I have stood in front of hundreds (maybe thousands) of runners in my time and talked running.

There is this small part in my head that says I can’t do it.


Or I am not quite good enough!


– Can you relate to that? In running or generally in life.


Plus I can teach pretty darn well (if I say so myself).


But maybe I could be BETTER as well?


I know I am not perfect, I know that I can do more. In a similar format to many of the runners I work with.


Yes they are runners. Many are happy with where they are.

But there are a few who are curious about whether they can improve.

… In which case our Courses are a great place to start:

(We have a August Blast coming – one month, 2 sessions per week for August)

So, there I was in a room yesterday. Plenty of slides teaching what you need to do and everything was progressing well.


A few small tasks which I found simple.


But then the big kicker at the end…


They wanted us to practise conveying emotions…


Whilst counting…


Yep – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…..


Whilst sounding passionate, bored, humorous.


Something I’m definitely not OK with.


But I had a crack at it – felt stupid, but learnt to laugh at myself!


Theres something for everyone in that… No matter how comfortable you are. Theres always another level.


Something else to challenge you and push you.




Get you changing up your training, being more selective with the sessions you are completing, being aware of how much is too much and how to become more efficient not only in your running technique but also in your planning.


Have a great Saturday, I’m off to get the kids running about in our new RunCamp Kids Coaching Session!




Coach Ant

P.S. A couple of questions that have been floating in about August Sessions.


  1. Do I have to be a member of RunCamp?
    A: No – If you want to improve your running, and want to learn more you will be welcome. If you are new to us, then the Tuesday 6:30pm session is the one for you.
  2. Do I have to attend all of the sessions?
    A: Ideally yes so that we can help you as much as possible. But if there is a particular session you can’t make, it won’t affect the other sessions you can make (unlike our Level 1 Course where each week follows on from the previous one).




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