Ever since Christopher McDougall wrote the ground-breaking book Born to Run, which saw the author track down the reclusive Tarahumara tribe, barefoot running has become a contentious subject amongst sports retailers, physiotherapists, and endurance runners. For all those interested in the re-emergence and history of barefoot running, Stirling University is holding a lecture on the subject this evening (Wednesday, March 21).
Hosted by Keagan Priest, an exercise physiologist, barefoot researcher and barefoot expert, the free event looks at how running styles have changed in line with the evolving demands and equipment available to runners.
The talk, which is entitled Barefoot running - the de-volution of running with Keagan Priest, takes place at 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Pathfoot Lecture Theatre. More information is available at the Human Race events page, or for some background reading, refer to Keagan Priest's Barefoot Running Basics website.