Sunday, October 20, 2019

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...

Why Mindset Matters

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit” (Dr George...

Meet the Contributors…Dr. Mary Margaret Meade

Dr. Mary Margaret Meade is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Ulster University. She is accredited with the Sport Ireland Institute and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). As an applied practitioner, Mary Margaret has...

Why am I so shattered?

ISN’T RUNNING SUPPOSED TO ENERGISE ME... Why am I finding that after my runs I'm totally Zonked? When we lace up those trainers and head out the door or press start on the treadmill our bodies aim to increase the...

Getting back into running… after falling off the bandwagon

Have you set your sights on getting back after a ‘running career break’? Maybe you were sidelined after an injury, or work and family committments had to come first; or perhaps you simply just got bored and lost your mojo....

CONFIRMED: Belfast City Marathon will have new route and race day as proposed...

Belfast City Marathon for 2019 update:   Further to a Belfast City Council meeting held on Monday 2nd July 2018, the Belfast City Marathon Management Team are delighted to confirm the new route for the Belfast City Marathon and a move...

Leon Reid smashes his own NI 200m record at British Athletics Championships!

British Athletics Championships 2018: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Leon Reid (Birchfield Harriers / James Hillier) twice bettered his own Northern Ireland 200m record on his way to a podium finish at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, England (Saturday 30th...

#DreamRunDublin18 team take their first competitive step towards Dublin Marathon 2018!

#DreamRunDublin18 team compete at Lisburn 10k: Nine of the ten #DreamRunDublin18 team, who are all coached by Olympian Paul Pollock, were in action at the Lisburn 10k road race (Wednesday 20th June 2018) as they continue their training towards the...
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PHYSIO

Running Safely at Night

The nights are getting darker, the days shorter and winter is unavoidably hurtling fast towards us. Summer is soon becoming a distant memory and...

The importance of a Cool-Down