How to start running and not get injured (well try)

Your aim this year might not be to run a marathon (never say never, but maybe not just yet) BUT it might be to start running. Running is one the easiest types of exercise to do. It’s free, it can be done anywhere (even when you are on holiday – if you are really keen) and YOU can dictate how …

More Regent’s Park Running! Plus 6 x 400m

So my previous posts have included running around Regent’s park. One thing I haven’t mentioned though is that it’s a perfect 5 km loop. Brilliant if you are training for an event, gives you a nice whole number to work with. It has to be a favourite run of mine, mainly because it’s all about health and activity in London. …

Run London – Regent’s Park Hill Sprints

Regent’s Park Hill Sprints I love this run for the view across London it provides at the top of Primrose Hill. Starting at Baker St, you run to the out circle of Regent’s park, follow this north along the outside of the park. Once you hit the chariots of fire style running track (you won’t miss it, there are always …

Run London

This is one of my favourite runs in London, and is perfectly suited for a run in lunch time on a Monday when you have the post weekend blues. Always picks me, as it reminds why I am in London and even when the big old smoke is on top of me this run inspires me for the week. My …

Common Injuries and the Importance of Rehab in Long Distance Runners

There is a high risk of injury in almost any sport which we participate in, however, dependant on the sport we play, we are more likely to be prone to certain types of injuries than others. We can never eliminate the risk of injury due to the various external factors we can’t control, although we can control our bodies and …

Is running good for you?

Here at Technique we see a lot of you Londoners that enjoy running or have decided to take up running in an attempt to complete a Marathon for charity. I have the utmost respect for you, I whole-heartedly believe in the benefits of running, although it’s not for everyone! So here are the positives of running, there are a few….. …

How to roll your iliotibial band (ITB)

Mike Aunger from Technique Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine, describes what the ITB is and how it can be related to knee pain. He then demonstrates two common foam rolling technique’s for the ITB.

Marathon Tapering

For all you marathons runners out there, the end is in sight. You will have completed your long runs, the endless hours of training, running in the wind, rain, snow, fighting off the cold, numb fingers, toes, will all be worth it. You’ll be starting to taper and be hoping that you stay fit, well and healthy until race day. …