This is one of the most frequently asked questions runners ask. To be honest, this is not surprising – the statistics speak for themselves:- According to Newton Running, between 50-70% of all runners will at some point in their running careers sustain a running related injury. In Chris McDougall’s popular book ‘Born to Run’, we learn that 80% of new runners get injured in their first year of running. Research conducted by wellbeing and health provider Benenden suggests that football is the sport most likely causing injuries, closely followed by running, rugby, cycling and swimming. I don’t know about you, but…

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With the London Marathon only a couple of weeks away, MacMillan Cancer Support treated some of their runners and a selection of fitness bloggers like myself to a fun group workout class. (When I say ‘fun’, I am interpreting this very liberally, as you will find out later :-)) It was no other than Celebrity Personal Trainer, Theodora Valente who put us through our paces in the beautiful and modernly equipped Lomax Gym in Chelsea. Even though I am not doing the London Marathon this year, I have plenty of other running challenges lined up, with my ultimate goal of being able to…

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