Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Saintfield 5k & 10k Podium

Over 270 athletes braved the elements on Sunday to complete the Saintfield 5k and 10k road races. On what can be regarded as a challenging course Gareth Lyons and Amy Bulman took the 10k top spots. Well done to Saintfield Striders...

Running Scared by Leg-It Events

Leg-It Events is hosting a 5 mile fast, mostly flat race on Sunday 13th October 2019. Online registrations close next Friday. As always we will also be holding our 1 mile fun run (this time with a Halloween theme). Registrations are...

Everything runners need to know about stress fractures

Stress Fractures… probably the single most frustrating injury a runner can face on account that it causes a larger set back than most running injuries: at least 6 -8 weeks of no running. In this article we address the big...

The importance of a Cool-Down

So we have all been told to cool down after our runs, but what does that actually mean?  What is cooling down and how are we supposed to do it properly?  As physios we get asked this question from our runners...

8 Extremely useful tips for running beginners

Top Tip(s) Tuesday!! Here are our 8 EXTREMELY useful tips for running beginners… Forget the past- Do not be unrealistic and expect an immediate return to your previous running level. Start slowly beginning with a short and easy route. Follow...

Know What Works for You

“Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” (Usain Bolt, World record holder 100m, 200m. Olympic and World Champion gold medallist) An important step towards becoming a better athlete is increasing self-awareness. Being aware of your thoughts prior...
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‘Spirit of Running’…..Under Starters Orders!

Anyone reading this article on NiRunning Page will need no reminding how popular running has become.  People of all abilities are taking to roads and trails to experience all that running brings to our lives. From Park Runners to...

Preventing Calf Injuries

Top Tip Tuesday.... And we are throwing back to our article last week where we learnt that the calf is the most common injury for runners sitting at 25% of all associated injuries! Here's a quick revision on how you can...

Ards 5 Mile Challenge Podium and Category

On Friday night Newtownards based running club Scrabo Striders hosted the Ards 5 Mile Challenge, in cloudy and warm conditions with only a drop of rain towards the end of the event. Outbound along Portaferry Road is totally flat with...

Which injury do Runners most commonly suffer?

With the popularity of recreational running growing across the country Dublin City University recently conducted a study looking to answer: ‘Which injury do Runners most commonly suffer?’ Can you guess what they found? In their study of 142 running club members the...
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The Art (and Science) of Managing Running Blisters

Everything you didn't realise you needed to know about blisters… but will stand you in good stead as you take on your running goals...

Running Safely at Night