Spondyloarthropathy is a tricky word to pronounce, but it can be even trickier to diagnose. Causing long term structural damage, pain and disability. We need to sniff it out, and shut it down.
Being told you can’t run can plummet a runner into a kind of bereavement. Are we failing to heal our injured marathon runners injured souls? #lesssinjurymoreplay
You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.. This weekend we had a phone call from a family member who was feeling a little anxious about going away on a sporting holiday. This is an annual week’s holiday he has taken with his friends for the past thirty years. It’s all about golf, and lately his game hadn’t [...]
Are you resilient enough to see out winter? Winter is the time of the year when we are building up our training for a forthcoming marathon, Tough Mudder, or even a triathlon. It’s also often the time of the year when we feel least like training. None the less, there is work to be done, [...]
5 Running niggles not to ignore. 1. Iliotibial (IT) band pain. Why should we worry about IT band pain? Mainly because foam rollering is rarely enough! Lots of runners really get into a pickle if they push on hard with an IT band problem. Putting up with a relentlessly predictable pain which comes on every time you reach six [...]
6 ways to get the best out of your running at Christmas Nobody loves Christmas more than I do, it’s a fantastic time of year for catching up with friends and family and getting away from your daily grind. Sometimes however we find that it can be stressful as it interferes with our normal [...]
Laying the foundations for a spring marathon If you are preparing for a spring marathon, such as the London marathon, it’s really important that you use this time of year to ensure that you get some great base training done. Base training is all about achieving good aerobic fitness, before you consider implementing anaerobic interval [...]
Having a painful shoulder can be a really miserable experience. Because shoulder pain is mostly positional or movement dependent, it can be doubly cruel. Just when we’re feeling comfy, we’ll re-awaken that sickening deep ‘yowch’ as we forget that yanking a heavy door open or reaching for a seat belt isn’t the best idea. Equally [...]