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  • Running Is Leading Cause Of Injury Among Women

    Running Is Leading Cause Of Injury Among Women

    26th April 2018

    A recent survey of 2000 people showed that 10% of people injured themselves running and was the leading cause of injury among women. With a reported 2 million people running on a regular basis in the UK, it’s no surprise…

  • How To Drink On The Move During A Marathon

    How To Drink On The Move During A Marathon

    28th March 2018

    Getting fluids in without choking, inhaling too much air or spilling most of it down your front whilst running is not an easy task! Here’s a bit of practical advice on how to overcome the issue of drinking on the move during your next…

  • The Key To Preventing Back Pain While Running

    The Key To Preventing Back Pain While Running

    15th March 2018

    Lower back pain, which often results from weak deep core muscles, isn’t uncommon in runners. Here’s what you can do to address the source of your pain and get back to pounding the pavement. Running is one of the world’s…

  • Top Tips For Running In The Snow

    Top Tips For Running In The Snow

    1st March 2018

    When it comes to running in the snow, Dr Andrew Murray knows a fair bit about making the most of a bad situation. 1) ENJOY IT Looking out of my window today even a couple big ugly buildings in front…

  • Ask The Expert: Winter Weather Woes

    Ask The Expert: Winter Weather Woes

    29th December 2017

    Q: How do I stop my eczema getting worse when I’m training outdoors? This time of year it is at its worst, and no matter how much I moisturise, my skin still dries out and becomes sore when I’m out in the…

  • Want To Avoid Trail Running Injuries? Start Running At Night.

    Want To Avoid Trail Running Injuries? Start Running At Night.

    1st November 2017

    TRAIL RUNNING at night could help protect you from long term injuries… as long as you can get through the first few weeks unscathed.  That’s according to leading UK osteopath Stephen Makinde, who says that when your body has reduced…

  • Chest Pain & Running

    Chest Pain & Running

    31st October 2017

    There are many causes of chest pain, some of them serious. Here we look at some of the more common causes and their symptoms. Words Dr Yvette Brindle When we think of chest pain and exercise, many of us worry…

  • Dr Sarah Brewer Advises on Joint Health for Fitness Fans

    Dr Sarah Brewer Advises on Joint Health for Fitness Fans

    30th October 2017

    What puts the most pressure on our joints and how can we avoid this? Weight bearing and repetitive actions put the most stress on your joints. Jumping down from the cab of a lorry, for example, would subject your knee…

  • Ask The Expert: Should I Wear Kinesiology Tape?

    Ask The Expert: Should I Wear Kinesiology Tape?

    4th September 2017

    Running expert Matt Phillips discusses wearing kinesiology tape during runs Find kinesiology tape in a variety of colours and patterns at rocktape.co.uk Q: Earlier this year I started running after a long time from exercise. I have worked my way…