A little bit about Helen
I’m Helen Hall, biomechanics analyst, author, runner and coach and my passion is to understand and teach biomechanically efficient motion.
Using the latest in movement science and gait analysis technology I help people find solutions for their pain and injuries and teach people to run with more speed for less effort incurring fewer injuries in the process. I call it Perpetual Forward Motion and I’ve written a book about it called ‘Even With Your Shoes On – The Running Shift’.
My Motto is “If you think you can do it – you probably can.”
(Inspired by The Holstee Manifesto)
I was presented with the Sash of Honour at the Queen’s Annual Royal Air Force Awards, 1982 and following over 6 years serving in the Royal Air Force as an Air Traffic Control Officer, retrained as a fitness instructor and remedial massage therapist.
Continuing therapist training evolved into a specialisation in vascular and lymphatic circulations through Dr Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage and Professor Leduc Medical Lymph Drainage.
Working with lymphoedema patients then athletes led to progressing my already long-term focus on biomechanical movement – with reference to walking and running technique – to the road and triathlon cyclist.
This resulted in founding both Ten-Point: The Efficient Running & Cycling Studio and Perpetual Forward Motion Ltd. Ten-Point teaches bike-fitting to UK and European bike-fitters using the most advanced bike-fitting tool in the world – the GURU bike-fitting system. PFM coaches efficient running on a one2one and group basis and has emerging plans to open a school to teach the principles of finding more efficiency in running clients to other coaches.
I am a cofounder of Barefoot Audio, an audio tool merging evocative coaching cues to inspirational music composed specifically with efficient running in mind.
In my injury clinic, I specialise in the solving of chronic pain and repetitive injuries, be they in the neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle or foot and connected to sports or not. Coaching better walking, running and cycling-form is often a follow-up outcome of the pain and injury solutions.
I am the PFM Efficient Running Master Coach and on-line coach for multi-sport athletes, author of the YMCAfit Barefoot/Efficient Running course and manual and was the coach to the inov-8 Natural Run programme.
I am an endurance athlete: minimalist ultra-distance runner and 6 times Ironman and credited with being the world’s first ‘barefoot’ Iron(wo)man.
- Anatomy in Motion AiM Fully-Qualified Level 4 Practitioner.
- Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiology CHEK Practitioner Level 2.
- Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiology CHEK Exercise Coach.
- CHEK Golf Performance Specialist.
- Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2.
- Fully qualified Level 3 Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist.
- Fully qualified Leduc Medical Lymphatic Drainage therapist.
- World’s first female F.I.S.T. Tri & Road bike fitter, trained by Dan Empfield of Slowtwitch and
- Europe’s only female F.I.S.T. Advanced Tri & Road bike fitter.
Proudest sporting moment
Completing ‘the hardest Ironman in the world’, Ironman Lanzarote, in 2011 with a 41 min PB over Ironman Austria, 7 loo stops and a “I think it’s all over” moment in the swim, hanging off a course marker buoy for a while – the stubborn Yorkshire streak won!
About working with Helen
“Thank you so much for the help you’ve given Dawn and I this year. It really has been life changing.”
“Helen. What can I say? A million thank you’s isn’t enough but thank you. I’m so excited! I will do my homework and start appreciating my body a lot more. Your time and knowledge is so precious, thank you for sharing it. Watch this space………”
“Thank you for making me feel happy again and again and again. The running lessons you gave me showed me the life from different perspective . It make me not only physically but mentally much more stronger as well. Thanks for teaching me how to run and more importantly enjoy my self while running.”