Runfisx is a running injury prevention and performance project affiliated to the Versa Movement Collective clinic in Calgary. Although Runfisx operates from this Calgary base it also performs a significant amount of remote analysis, online coaching and international consulting work.
The Runfisx project was created by Malc Kent in 2018. Malc is a professional applied scientist with 13 years of experience working in a variety of different industries, innovating new scientific methods and analyzing large datasets. At his peak Malc was a principal scientist and global technical authority for one of the largest corporations in the world, the AP Moller Maersk Group. Malc has worked in running biomechanics for 7 years, pioneering the application of wearable technology for gait analysis. He has developed cutting edge methods for outdoor gait analysis, extended duration gait analysis and gait analysis using wearable emg monitoring. To date he has performed more than 2500 gait analyses and analyzed databases with more than 100,000 datasets.
For 18 years Malc has also worked as a technical coach and strength coach to more than 100 athletes, many international elite standard, in more than 10 countries around the world including Korea, Japan, Russia and the US. Malc’s running consulting experience includes work with Nike, Adidas, Redbull, Garmin, Stryd, DorsaVi, RunScribe and more helping to develop both sports technologies and advanced analysis methods. Many of the technologies used by Runfisx today are proprietary and were developed by Malc in partnership with tech companies.
Outside of working with runners, Malc has also worked with a number of leading figures in the area of human performance specifically neuroscience, psychology and sleep science. This includes being part of the Redbull Mental Edge project and working directly with Dr Michael Gervais.
Malc has himself competed in sport from the age of 6. Nationally as a teenager and internationally as an adult. Over a 14 year period Malc represented Great Britain 31 times in World Cup and World Championship competition around the world.