Injuries

  • How To Stop Leg Cramps

    How To Stop Leg Cramps

    24th April 2017

    Cramps are a common running and cycling injury, here’s how to avoid them Leg cramps are painful muscle contractions and once they start, it’s hard to shake them (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) It’s not known exactly what triggers cramp, but it’s…

  • How To Know When An Injury Is Serious

    How To Know When An Injury Is Serious

    17th April 2017

    Triathlon injuries can be hard to fathom. We all have the odd twinge, but how do we know if it’s something or nothing? Illustration: Peter Greenwood Anyone who has ever squirmed into a wetsuit, sat on a bike or pulled…

  • The Importance Of Active And Passive Recovery

    The Importance Of Active And Passive Recovery

    10th April 2017

    Put your feet up or keep the ticker ticking? Garth Fox shows you the right road to recovery. Training does not make us fitter. We get fitter through recovering from training. I believe most triathletes train too hard, too often…

  • How To Prevent Foot Stress Fractures

    How To Prevent Foot Stress Fractures

    2nd April 2017

    How to prevent running impact from causing stress fractures of the foot Stress fractures in the foot are usually caused by the feet’s weight-bearing bones cracking because of the pressure of repeated strikes against hard surfaces that you incur when…

  • Save Your Legs

    Save Your Legs

    24th December 2016

    Phil Mosley explains simple ways to help you run faster at your next triathlon. Let’s face it, nobody enters triathlons because they’re easy. We all accept it’s a tough sport and that aching legs are to be expected. At the…

  • 3 Training Tips for Athletes with Joint Pain

    3 Training Tips for Athletes with Joint Pain

    11th December 2016

    Written by Jessica Thiefels   A shocking amount of people experience joint pain in their wrist, knees, elbows and more. In fact: As many as 10 million people experience pain from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. (UpstateOA) An estimated 52.5 million people…

  • The Triathlete’s Guide to Yoga

    The Triathlete’s Guide to Yoga

    13th October 2016

    How do you relax after a cycling session? A hot bath? An ice bath? Or do you just collapse into bed? Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but it is not the sole preserve of extremely flexible people…

  • Kickstart your recovery with WellbriX

    Kickstart your recovery with WellbriX

    30th April 2016

    WellbriX is a portable deep tissue trigger point massage which aims to keep you supple and injury free. Written by: Dr Caroline Keddie, founder of WellbriX Repetitive actions in any form cause muscles to tighten overtime by forming knot like…

  • Run Free: avoid knee injuries

    Run Free: avoid knee injuries

    11th February 2016

    Physiotherapist and Cardiff Triathletes coach Patrick Lees on three common knee injuries and how to avoid them.