As a former professional athlete, Becky Lyne has experienced the highs and lows of a career at the top of her game. Her list of achievements includes fourth in the 800m at the 2006 Athletics World Cup in Athens and third in the 800m at the 2006 European Championships, Gothenburg, in a season that saw her voted Britain’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Throughout her career, Becky amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience working with world leading specialists and coaches, which she now shares with young ambitious athletes, as well as her local running communities to inspire runners at every level to achieve their full potential.
As well as drawing on the priceless hands-on experience of being a professional athlete, Becky uses the scientific background gained from her First Class Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University to shortcut through the confusion with the key guiding principles that form the GRACE-full Method.
Becky has always been someone to try and get to the root of the problem. Her international athletics career granted her the access to some of the country’s leading physios, biomechanists and doctors. Despite this, she spent the majority of her career side-lined by injury. Frustrated, she would ask herself, “If humans are designed to run, why am I still getting injured?”. There had to be something fundamentally wrong.
What followed was years of reading, studying and experimenting to try and find the formula that would get her back running consistently. It was only after retiring from athletics and allowing herself the freedom to start dancing (such reckless abandon would not have been permitted as a serious athlete!) that all the pieces of the jigsaw started to fit together. She realised that the postural requirements of dancing applied just as effectively to running. An epiphany whilst stretching in front of the fire conveniently packaged the 5 pieces of advice she would regularly give out to athletes she coached into the GRACE-full acronym.