Here's a video I put together of a training session where we were working on the run-up and take-off. It's important that the run-up is connected with the take-off, otherwise the run-up just becomes an acceleration run. The jumper needs to reach the board at maximum (or optimum) speed - more on the latter in another technique post. And the movements over the last few strides need to connect to the take-off, though positioning and correct step technique. More on this to follow again in another video and post.
See below group member Paul Ogun leaping to a 7.79pb - the day after I posted the above video. That was a strange, but very welcome coincidence! He hit it perfectly.
See what I've been up to!