5 09, 2017

Overtrained or underprepared: Could training load monitoring help you hit a new PB?

By | September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’ve had a very personal interest in looking at injury prevention strategies in runners after my own sacral stress fracture in April this year. My own injury happened without any obvious warning signs. There were no significant spikes in my training, no persistent niggles, there hadn’t been any change in my health – other than [...]

30 07, 2017

What I learned from my stress fracture

By | July 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Like most distance runners, ‘this year’ was going to be the year that I’d continue to chip off a couple of minutes of my marathon time and maybe I’d break into 2:35. Unfortunately, however, I found myself in less than ideal circumstances – albeit in good company, with the likes of Derek Hawkins. The year [...]

9 05, 2017

What are the secrets to running injury rehab success?

By | May 9th, 2017|running|0 Comments

    A persistent injury can often make rehab feel like an uphill struggle and often involves an unwelcome merry-go-round of visiting a GP, Sports Doc or Physio!It would be a falsehood to argue that all injuries can be quickly and simply fixed as they often can be complex and multifactorial. Nevertheless I see a [...]

16 04, 2017

Shin splints or a stress fracture? Understanding the leg pain that you get when running

By | April 16th, 2017|Blog, running|0 Comments

Shin pain is a common complaint amongst distance runners. There are a number of causes of shin pain, but the two most prevalent are ‘shin splints’ (aka medial tibial periostitis or medial tibial stress syndrome - MTSS) and bone stress injuries (which can culminate in a stress fracture). MTSS is caused by repetitive traction and inflammation [...]

27 01, 2017

Gait analysis: is it really a step in the right direction?

By | January 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Most of us are familiar with the idea of gait analysis these days, but is it really necessary and does it really help achieve anything, like a reduction in injury risk? If you’re not injured and not looking to improve your performance, then ‘don’t fix what ‘ain’t broke’. When buying new running trainers it is [...]

18 12, 2016

The wrong trainers…

By | December 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Finding a trainer that works for you can be a difficult process. Do you need an ‘anti-pronator’, a super-soft cushioned shoe for your high arches or should you go for the barefoot or minimalist shoe? From a physiological perspective, lighter shoes reduce the mass that you have to carry as you run around , and [...]

27 11, 2016

7 Tips to take your 10K to the next level

By | November 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Here's a post from Top GB runner and coach Shaun Dixon. Shaun coaches a range of runners from beginner to elite at Let's Get Running, for more details and other hints and tips take a look at his website.  I have worked with Shaun for several years and would highly recommend him to anyone trying [...]

12 05, 2016

Who needs sleep?

By | May 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

So often I see super bright, highly motivated professionals who are quite literally running themselves into the ground,  working 12 hour plus days, training before and after work (and in some cases at lunch) in order to hit a PB.  This dedication is admirable, but unfortunately, our body needs time to rest, recover and rebuild [...]

22 04, 2016

Too much, too soon

By | April 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Welcome to my first in a series of blogs about training errors to avoid! Running is great for health, well-being and all-that but the bottom line is that most of us run because we love it. It makes us feel great, alive, and it gives us a ‘buzz’…..until injury forces us to stop. Running injuries [...]

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