The Bristol Half Marathon 2018

The Bristol Half Marathon 2018

So, you ran the Bristol Half last weekend?  All your training paid off and you managed to get through to the finish line, dodging other runners, kerbsides, discarded water bottles and injury – CONGRATULATIONS! But how are you feeling today?  Are you regretting not...
The Beginning of my 2018 London Marathon Journey!

The Beginning of my 2018 London Marathon Journey!

I am guilty of falling for the bright lights, cheering crowds and heroic stories from the 2017 London Marathon. This led to me naively putting my name in for the ballot and somehow being lucky enough to secure myself a place for the 2018 event! Let me say first, I am...
How flexible can we be with our stretching routine?

How flexible can we be with our stretching routine?

We’ve all heard that you should stretch before and after exercise, it’s the basis of every high school PE lesson. If you’re feeling a bit guilty now and racking you brains for your last stretching session, you’re probably not alone! How many of us actually do? And is...
Should I use hot or cold therapy?

Should I use hot or cold therapy?

Ice is the best therapy to reduce pain and inflammation (whereas heat increases inflammation and should therefore be avoided). Application of ice for 10 to 15 minutes to the painful area (wrapped in a dry tea-towel to protect the skin) can be repeated for 10 to 15...

Should I rest or keep active?

Research shows that in most cases rest for more than a day does not help and may actually prolong painful conditions. You may need to modify your activities initially within the constraints of your pain but keeping mobile will help your recovery. Changing your...