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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Running is meant to be simple, right? It seems that long gone are the days when people literally just laced up their shoes and got out there. There always seems to be a new ‘must have’ piece of gear, gadget or accessory to support our training and our quests for that elusive new PB in the next race. When Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens, it is unlikely that he was wearing a T-shirt made from special moisture managing material or a sports watch on his wrist to keep him on pace for a negative split. The only piece of high…

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I can’t believe January is already behind us! The days seem to be going really quickly, which is not necessarily a bad thing when you are counting down to Spring. You may have guessed that winter is not my favourite season! Having seen a number of other bloggers do this, I decided to launch a new roundup series on my website whereby I will be showcasing a selection of my favourite things each month. This will include healthy food, helpful products or services to support an active lifestyle, gadgets, fitness/running/blogger friendly events and places, and last, but not least, some inspiration such as books, movies or people. Without…

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