Training

Staying Healthy

There’s no doubt that running’s good for you, but every now and then you might feel a twinge or pick up a common injury like a blister or shin splints.

Check out the articles below to learn how to stay healthy and prevent injury – and if you do pick up a problem, find out how to identify and treat some of the most common running injuries. For further help, click here to access the Runners Medical Resource.

  • The Health Benefits of Running
    Here’s the science behind running and how it improves the way your body works.
  • Top 10 Healthy Running Tips
    Get your training right with our tips to keeping your body in top condition.
  • Different Types of Running Injury
    We’ve put together our guide to the different types of running injury.
  • Preventing Injury on Race Day
    Here are our tips for staying healthy, happy and injury free during the Virgin Money London Marathon.
  • Sports Massage
    Regular sports massages can give a great boost to your training – they’re not just for treating sporting injuries.
  • Knee Pain
    Anterior knee pain (AKP) is the name used to describe a range of conditions that affect the front of the knee.
  • Breast Injuries
    We’ve outlined the most common complaints below and what you can do to help prevent and treat them.
  • Hip Flexors
    Although injuries to the hip flexors are rare, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and know what to do if you’re concerned.
  • Muscle Aches & Pains
    Even if you’re in top physical condition it’s common to experience muscle pains when you take up running, or start training for a big event like the Virgin Money London Marathon.
  • Shin Splints & Lower Leg Pain
    We’ve outlined some of the main conditions that cause lower leg pain and shin splints.
  • Achilles Tendon
    Here are some of the ways you can avoid overworking your Achilles tendon.
  • Blisters
    Foot blisters are one of the most common running injuries. Find out what causes them, how to treat them and most importantly, how to prevent them.
  • How to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder
    From social running to using vitamin supplements and light boxes, these ideas will have your running back on track in no time…
  • Injury Clinics
    Click here to view a full list of Injury Clinics who will be more than happy to assist you with any injury questions and problems you may have.
  • Ten ways to avoid running injuries
    The right approach will help you to arrive on the start line of your next marathon in the best shape of your life, says running coach Sam Murphy
  • Four exercises every runner should do
    Include strength training in your routine to reduce your injury risk
  • Essential stretches for runners
    Try this simple stretching routine after you run
  • Medical Advice
    Please read this advice carefully – we want you to enjoy Race Day as safely and comfortably as possible.
  • One-pot dinners for runners
    The days are getting colder and darker and comfort food is beckoning. Time to get creative with hearty food that will nourish your body as your runs start to increase...
  • The Christmas food that will improve your run
    We have good news. Some of your favourite Christmas foods are good for you and can actually improve your running performance...
  • Five ways to improve your running while watching TV
    We’ve put together this fail-safe routine that you can do in front of the telly to keep you strong and injury-free into January...
  • Hot recovery drinks
    We have put together our favourite recipes for ultra quick balanced recovery in a mug...
  • The top five stretches for runners
    We spoke to our experts to get the low down on the essential stretches for runners that we can all squeeze into a routine...