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Comrades Pacing Chart

Comrades Pacing Chart

Comrades is a tactical race and getting the pace correct for the UP run is particularly important. Race founder, Vic Clapham, recognised the challenge of the climb from City Hall out of Durban. He started the first UP run at Tollgate to ensure the runners did not have to face the initial steep 4km climb. This was and should be a historic warning for every Comrades UP run that followed.

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How to Treat a Hamstring Strain

How to Treat a Hamstring Strain

So you’ve “pulled a hammy”? Hamstring tears are among the most common injuries in runners – and probably one of the most uncomfortable ones too! I’m sure someone has thrown the acronym (P)RICE in your direction after an injury? This stands for Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

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Optimal Loading

Optimal Loading

One of the most important goals as a physiotherapist is to get an injured runner to return to their previous level of function in the shortest possible time, while also reducing their risk of re-injury. If we aim for optimal function, we need to consider optimal loading.

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Running and Incontinence

Running and Incontinence

Did you know that between 30 and 70 % of female runners leak urine accidentally? While these stats indicate it’s common, the topic remains shameful and not very widely spoken about. Few women realise that there are conservative options to explore prior to having gynae surgery to improve incontinence.

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A Quick Fix Backed by Science

A Quick Fix Backed by Science

We all love quick fixes. It seems to be in human DNA. We will readily take a quick fix rather than put in the hard graft to get where we need to be. We’ll take the weight loss pill rather than adjusting our diets; we’ll change our shoes, buy expensive orthotics, tape ourselves up, and so on to fix our running injury rather than spending the time correcting our physiological deficits and improving our biomechanics.

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