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Why does the outside of my foot hurt when I run?

Do you experience pain on the outside of your foot when you run, which increases with distance/time? Sports biomechanics expert Richard Felton discusses causes and solutions
14 November 2017 at 09:32

Can I continue training with foot osteoarthritis?

Been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in your feet and worried you may no longer be able to run and train for, and compete in, triathlons? Chris Kay, a qualified sports rehabilitation specialist, explains how you can manage the condition and alleviate the symptoms, so you can still run.
09 November 2017 at 15:11

Fit, active white men found to be at a higher risk of plaque buildup in arteries

Study compares 25-year exercise patterns of 3,175 participants with heart disease indicators
18 October 2017 at 11:51  (1)

Anorexia: one man's story

"You can forget any of the stereotypical characteristics that are commonly banded around with anorexia. I didn't think I looked fat, I didn't look in the mirror and see a fat person staring back." Endurance athlete Ian Sockett explains how he developed anorexia
09 October 2017 at 14:10

Why does my calf cramp towards the end of an open water swim?

Andy Blow has some advice for a triathlete who regularly gets calf cramping towards the end of an open-water swim, but never in the pool.
05 October 2017 at 13:54

Why do I wheeze when running?

Find it hard to breathe when running and feel like you're wheezing, despite being relatively fit and able to go on the cross trainer or bike for decent sessions? Sports scientist Andy Blow explains possible causes and solutions
29 September 2017 at 10:27

How to come back from a running injury

Recovering from a running injury? Here's some advice from one of the UK's leading sports scientists and marathon specialists, Professor John Brewer
21 August 2017 at 12:20

Exercise-induced anaemia: what it is and how to avoid it

Exercise-induced anaemia is more common than you’d think – but it can be avoided… says Andrew Hamilton
10 August 2017 at 14:35

Transitions: The physiological changes your body goes through

Brick sessions are ideal for getting our body used to triathlon transitions, but what happens physiologically when you swap sports? Sarah Green, consultant rehab physio for Six Physio, explains...
07 August 2017 at 15:39

Essential skills: basic first aid for runners

Do you know what to do if your training partner gets sunstroke when out running or suffers a strain? Here's some first aid advice from St John Ambulance
28 June 2017 at 10:45

7 embarrassing ailments and how to treat them

Suffering from a niggling, cringeworthy problem that you just can’t bear to share? You're not alone and the solution may be easier than you think, says Emma Larard
21 June 2017 at 09:10

How to spot and help someone in trouble when swimming

From watching TV and films, it is easy to expect a drowning person to violently thrash around in the water while calling for help, however that is often not the case. The first aid charity St John Ambulance explains how to recognise the signs and what to do
22 May 2017 at 09:11

Essential skills: basic first aid for cyclists

Do you know what to do if someone has an accident cycling? Here's some first aid advice from St John Ambulance
19 May 2017 at 09:03

Achilles tendon injuries: how they happen and how to prevent them

Achilles tendon injuries can wipe out your season in seconds. Physio Alan Robb explains the key to prevention
03 May 2017 at 09:26

What is cyclist's neck and how can you prevent it?

Bad bike posture can quickly lead to painful neck strains. Physio Stephen Garvey discusses causes, symptoms and prevention of cyclist's neck
27 April 2017 at 10:09

What is cyclist's knee and how do you treat it?

Pain around the kneecap can be easily caused by repetitive cycling. Here's physio and cycling specialist Stephen Garvey with some advice on prevention and treatment
26 April 2017 at 14:39

How Ironman helped my fight against MS

Conor Devine was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a decade ago but triathlon became the catalyst to turn his life around
19 April 2017 at 10:23

Therapeutic use exemption drugs and their place in performance medicine

Over the last couple of years the ‘Therapeutic Use Exemption’ (TUE) system in elite sport has been subject to much media speculation, in particular the drugs Kenalog, Thyroxine and Meldonium. Dr Leon Creaney, a consultant in sport & exercise medicine debates their uses and place in performance medicine
12 April 2017 at 12:37

Why do I get knee pain when running downhill?

Are you fine running on the flat and climbs, but suffer knee pain on the descents? Andy Blow discusses three possible causes
23 March 2017 at 14:52

How can I strengthen my glute muscles?

If your knees often feel weak after training sessions, it could be due to a lack of glute strength. Nick Beer explains how to strengthen your glute muscles
20 March 2017 at 09:43