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03-Oct-17

7 articles on generous strangers, hips, heartbeats, stretching and first steps in ultra running

Has it been two weeks already? Fear not, we have plenty more reading suggestions from the web for you. This time we start with some inspirational images. Even if you live surrounded by flat grey concrete, they will make your feet twitch.

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02-Aug-17

Plantar Fasciitis and how to deal with it

The tell-tale sign of plantar fasciitis is that first-step pain in the morning, described by some as a “stabbing pain” at the base of the heel, or as similar to walking on broken glass.

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12-Jul-17

Beware! Ibuprofen link to kidney injury in ultra runners

Many of us use ibuprofen during or after races to help with swelling and pain – I like to call it chemical stretching – but a new study by the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that those who take the painkiller while running very long distances double their risk of acute kidney injury.

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23-Jun-17

7 articles on newbies, injuries, sponsorship, cycling and pushing yourself further

This week our selection of articles focuses mostly on a range of tips and advice to improve your training, and how to deal with and avoid injury. We also bring you some Ian Corless pictures of ultra runners and some interesting advice on netting sponsorship for running. Our very own article this week explores ways to push yourself harder both physically and mentally.

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31-May-17

Shin Splints

Shin Splints are the bane of many runners. That tell tale pain shooting down the front of your leg may feel like an annoyance rather than a game-over in the beginning. However, you ignore them at your peril.

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03-Feb-17

IT Band: How to protect it, avoid and solve problems and aid your running

So many runners suffer from pain and tightness in their IT bands. It is one of those things that can start as a niggle and then become really debilitating. Karina Teahan looks at everything ITB: what it is, why it can become painful, and how to treat it with care.

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16-Nov-16

Taking care of your Achilles

A weak spot is called an Achilles heel after the great Greek warrior Achilles was shot in his heel with a poisoned arrow by sneaky Paris, but it really could equally have come from the fact that so many runners find it to be their downfall. Karina Teahan (BSc, MMT, MISCP) Chartered Physiotherapist and elite runner sat down with us to answer all our questions about this pesky tendon.

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