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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Since I started running, I have learnt that unfortunately, injuries are inevitable when you run a lot and you run frequently. PERIOD. The thing with injuries is that they can not only impact us physically, but also mentally. Take my ability to run away, and my mental anguish is just as painful as the injury that set me back. This is because for many of us, running is more than just a ‘way of getting fit’, it is a ‘way of life’. Coming out ‘on the bright side’ from an injury is just as important as the physical rehabilitation (cross-training…

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