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  • Running Event Last Minute Injury Prevention April 20, 2017

      So you’ve been training for a big running event, like this weekend’s London Marathon, and everything’s gone well. You’ve put in the hard yards and you’ve now tapered your training. And right now you feel ready and you’re injury free – so let’s keep it that way! Here are some simple, but all important, pre and ...

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  • Central Health Derby 10K – Don’t Let Injury Get In Your Wa… April 1, 2017

      As we come to the end of the Couch to Central Health Derby 10K Training Plan and race day on 9th April is on the horizon, it’s time to think about remaining injury free pre, during and post-event! So to help you stay in great shape during the last few days before the race, and to ...

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  • Dealing with Running Injuries February 4, 2017

      Now you’re increasing distance and intensity on Week 5 of your Couch to Central Health Derby 10K Training Plan you can become vulnerable to a muscle, ligament or tendon injury, which may well be a pull, strain or even a tear. I wrote about Injury Prevention during Week 2 of the Training Plan, and if you ...

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  • Couch to Central Health Derby10K Injury Prevention January 17, 2017

      Having made the fantastic decision to enter the Central Health Derby 10K, it’s time to get your training schedule underway! Getting going in the winter can be tough and it’s a time when you’re vulnerable to injury, especially if you’ve not done much exercise in the past or have spent some time out of training. So to ...

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  • Achilles Tendinopathy October 27, 2016

    Achilles tendinopathy is a brief term used to describe swelling, tightness and pain along the Achilles tendon, at the point of insertion onto the calcaneus (rearfoot bone).  The Achilles tendon is a tough yet flexible tendon that runs down the back of the ankle and connects to the foot. Its main function is to allow ...

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