How many days a week should I run?

How many days a week should I run?

When starting a running program, it can be tempting when you are enjoying the new activity to want to get out there every day. There is nothing nicer than a free activity that gives you an endorphin kick on a regular basis. Although the physiological improvements that...
What do I need to start running?

What do I need to start running?

Starting running is a big step for a lot of people, particularly if life has got in the way for a while and exercise has generally taken a back step. Put simply, to start running you need nothing more than a good pair of sneakers, appropriate clothes/ glasses and a...
Compression Garments

Compression Garments

The jury is out with compression garments. Are they simply an example of good marketing to the average Joe? Or do they honestly provide the benefits that have been claimed whole heartedly by the companies who are making a lot of money from them. This article is a...
LAPTOPITIS

LAPTOPITIS

“A condition where suddenly moving to home-based work on a laptop results in neck pain” Laptopitis has been rife in our community since about late March 2020. Seemed to coincide with some other stuff going on in the world! It is triggered by a few different things:...
Neck pain and running

Neck pain and running

Neck pain can affect runners.   NECK PAIN AND RUNNING Neck pain can often occur with running – particularly if people are flexing forwards or sideways with their neck whilst their running. It can also be from a lack of rotation through their  thoracic region,...
Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy (distal)

Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy (distal)

Tendinopathy occurs when there has been excessive loading of a tendon; generally for a prolonged period of time in runners. With Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy at the distal (knee end) of the muscle-  this injury generally develops due to an excessive increase in long...
Bouncing back after Achilles injuries

Bouncing back after Achilles injuries

If you are returning to running after an Achilles or calf injury, it is so important to progressively increase strength in that area. One of the main ways this can be done is through improving your hopping technique. Stiffness of the foot and Achilles whilst running...

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