The BCA’s Top Tips for Reducing Back Pain

The BCA (British Chiropractic Association) recently released a list of tips aiming reduce back pain in your day-to-day life. Back pain is one of the most common causes of the pain in the UK and most people will suffer discomfort at some point in their life. However, most back pain is easily avoidable, and living … Continued

Chiropractic Awareness Week

Every year the BCA organises a chiropractic awareness week in order to bring to people’s attention that positive impact that chiropractors can have on their lives, and that they don’t have to live with pain, nor do they have to live in fear of their spine. Each day, from 09/04/18 to 15/04/18, the British Chiropractic … Continued

Unorthodox Marathon Taper

Why is this unorthodox? Well first off, it’s a cycle and therefore a completely different sport. Secondly, it’s a long ride that exceeds my anticipated marathon finish time by quite a way. Thirdly, I haven’t done much cycling because of all the running. Possible risks included overuse injury on tired legs, an accident coming off … Continued

4 Weeks to go to the London Marathon!

This run was all about building confidence! It was confirming that my chosen race pace is realistic. It was also about testing various bits and pieces, so that nothing on race day is a surprise. I am hoping to run a Boston Marathon Qualifying Time for my age group. Realistically, this means I have to … Continued

Sprained Ankles – The Basics

A sprained ankle is one of the most common sporting injuries to occur. Most of us will have suffered from a sprained ankle at one time or another, but what exactly are they and how can we go about treating them? As mentioned, sprained ankles often occur when playing sports, but in particular any sport … Continued

What Are Shin Splints?

Anyone who has taken up running will likely come across the term Shin splints. Shin splints are a common issue which affects plenty of both experienced and inexperienced runners. Insidious in nature, shin splints come on slowly, but are very tricky to shift once they have taken hold. But what exactly are they, and what … Continued

So where is the running with this one?

  One of the most commonly neglected areas of endurance training would have to be strength and conditioning workouts. In busy lives, it is easy just to put on the shoes and rush out the doors. It doesn’t have to be a main focus of the marathon training program, but it is an essential ingredient. … Continued

The long run to London Marathon continues

What is so important about this run? It appears to be quite slow in pace and far off the pace required for me to hit my race target. At surface level it could be deemed a failure comprising a whole bunch of junk miles. However this run is the backbone of any marathon training program … Continued

The Three Pathways of Stress

Stress is regarded as one of the most prevalent medical issues that people suffer from in modern society. It is thought that stress is the root cause of 75% of GP visits. However, while people often visit the GP for stress related symptoms, the relationship stress has with the autonomic nervous system is often overlooked. … Continued