Running Without Pain Workshop, Chichester
It’s not often for us to meet a runner who hasn’t had some kind of running injury in their time. Be it knee pain, ankle pain, shoulder pain or even neck pain, injuries in runners are all too common, which is why we decided to hold a “Running without Pain” workshop with our friends over at The Run Company, Chichester.
Did you know that in order to sustain an injury, a runner must have subjected a structure (muscle, joint, tendon or ligament) to a stress-frequency combination that crossed the threshold into the injury zone? This could be from exceeding your running distance limit or the intensity, hence why several clinical studies estimate that over 60% of overuse running injuries are due to training variables!
The purpose of the event was to help runners understand how injuries occur, common training mistakes that can lead to injuries, and offer one-on-one advice and support for anyone currently recovering from an injury. The evening took place on Wednesday 25th November and was very well-attended with over 40 runners coming to see us throughout the evening from as far afield as Bognor Regis, Worthing, Goring and Haslemere.
We had some fantastic questions from attendees who presented with a range of different issues, including knee pain, ankle problems, upper back pain and one person was recovering from a stress fracture of their fibula (a bone in the lower leg). We produced a bespoke resource for the event which covered the most common types of running injury, why they occur and ways to prevent them, which proved very popular amongst attendees.
Download a digital copy of our “Running without Pain” resource and other useful guides by visiting our resources page.