All Group Reviews

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     It was very helpful. I am very grateful, I needed something like this. 

    Alejandra C. on Nov 17, 2013.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     I partcipated in the running clinic. I had a great experience Ozzie is an outstanding instructor and I look forward to the next session. 

    John M. on Oct 15, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     My first time and had a blast!! 

    Alex on Aug 26, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Loved it can't wait for next Sunday! 

    Melissa H on Jul 10, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)


    Lisette H. on May 29, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Seems well-organized and open to all levels; very friendly and look forward to the benefits of everyone else's marathoning experiences. 

    Jean on May 28, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Many nice people showed up for 8-12 mile runs. Will do that in regular shoes next time. 

    Lisa R. on May 20, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     pleasant group of enthusiasts-Mr. Gontang's input was quite informative, offering choices, expanding perspective- 

    Mitchell on Apr 29, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     I loved joining and meeting dr. Ozzie Gontang. He was super nice and made us feel comfortable asking all sorts of running questions. 

    Sara Chávez R. on Jan 31, 2012.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Great group with friendly people along with a variety of different lengths runs to fit a vast group of people at different levels. Look forward to meeting again after returning from the holidays. 

    Alan N. on Dec 19, 2011.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Friendly folks. 

    Kacey on Sep 12, 2011.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Most excellent--I'll be back. 

    Mark, Sherrie & M. on Aug 8, 2011.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     very friendly and knowledgeable 

    James M. on Jun 13, 2011.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Hope to find out next Sunday. 

    Judy and John C. on Sep 27, 2010.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     A good place to get the basics or to get a better understanding of Pose Method or ChiRunning and barefoot or minimalist running. The concepts are put into practice right away during a 2 to 4 mile run. Teaching students of these methods that to run with a quick cadence allows less impact and therefore less injuries. As the Intro sessions progress there will be groups that do social 6 or social 8 miles runs so that one can practice as these slower speeds the quicker cadence and the proper form for Pose or Chi. The basic understanding is that the ball/hill/ball form of running is the same at slower speeds so that when ready one can increase their speed by simply leaning from the ankle while still maintaining the cadence that was practiced at the slower speed. Getting the form and style right at a slower speed will translate directly to the same form and style at a fast speed. Simply: one learns to fall gracefully at a faster speed with a continued graceful recovery with each step 

    Ozzie G. on May 16, 2010.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Some of us might run efficiently (properly?) by nature, but most of us could use a little help. I'm 6'7", so running normally for me involves giant strides and a lot more movement than necessary. Ozzie teaches a simple set of principles to limit the effort required to get yourself around the course. I'd recommend this group to any runner who hasn't thought about their form and thinks they might be able to get better efficiency out of each step. 

    David K. on Feb 21, 2010.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     I truly believe in the method taught and believe everyone could benefit from it. 

    Marc A. on Dec 20, 2009.

  • San Diego Marathon Clinic (est. 1976)

     Ozzie Gontang is a masterful instructor of the Pose Method and ChiRunning. His suggestions can help you overcome chronic injuries, run faster and more efficiently. The group is very friendly and supportive of newcomers. If you have been told you shouldn't run, give the clinic a try. A great clinic for walkers too! 

    Hank D. on Dec 8, 2009.

Our Sponsors

  • Mindful Running

    Ozzie Gontang's folklore through & the rec.running FAQ.

  • San Diego Track Club

    The San Diego Track Club, the largest running club in the county.

  • Carlsbad Marathon trains runners for Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

  • Mindful Movement

    Scripps Integrative Medicine - Shiley Sport and Health Center

  • Victor Geberin - Rolfer

    Assisting runners & walkers of San Diego for over 30 years

  • SDRunner's Injury Prevention & Treatment

    Dr. Todd Plutchok DC organized the group to help runners avoid injuries

  • Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Marathon Training

    Paul Greer's SDTC Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Marathon Training Program

  • Pose Method

    Method to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries.

  • ChiRunning & ChiWalking

    Teach Injury-free running & Improve running efficiency

  • Ken Bob Saxon's Running Barefoot

    Teaching the world to run lightly over terra firma by example

  • Pony Expresso Running Club

    JB's committed & not yet committed runners into running for the long run

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