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Footwear, breaking the myths!

The footwear industry is a multibillion dollar market. On twitter I am seeing questions asked about ‘what shoes should I buy?’, ‘I have a...

Runners with the Runs

Runners with the runs Most of us will at some point have had that feeling when we’ve set off on a run and then suddenly...

Blood Pressure for Runners

I check people’s blood pressure A LOT and my patients often look nervously at me and ask, “Is it alright?” Systolic, diastolic, hypotension, hypertension;...

Hyponatremia – An Idiots Guide and Experience!

A Blog by Matt Upston Twitter: @MattUpston Lying on the floor by the baggage collection at the end of the Brighton Marathon 2015 trying to tell...

Blood Sugar for Runners

I had such great feedback on my last blog ‘Blood Pressure for Runners’ that I’ve decided to stick with the ‘medicine made easy’ theme...

So you want to run a marathon… by @chris_c_nz

Well firstly, let me applaud you in making the most significant step – the decision. Sure, some people (those who generally haven’t/can’t/won’t run a...

Achilles Tendon

A blog about Achilles tendons was suggested by an UKRunChat community member, so here goes. I did tell myself by trying to keep it...

Rest, Recovery, and Regeneration for Runners

The Importance of Rest for Running Your Best Rest. Recovery. Regeneration. These are three very important but often overlooked words in a runner’s vocabulary. Most...

Train Hard & Outrun Winter germs.

There’s been loads of chat about bugs and germs in the UKSportsChat community in the last few weeks. Disappointed runners having to miss their...

Not Tapering for Marathons

Introduction As I write, we’ve just come to the end of a cluster of 2015 autumn marathons. I ran one too, and smashed thirty-seven minutes...

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