Injuries

  • How To Stop Chafing While Running

    11th May 2014

    Chafing – treatment and prevention for this common running injury Loose running tops can make nipples bleed from chafing if you’re not careful (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Chafing is a common problem for runners and triathletes, because the very nature of…

  • How To Prevent Runner’s Trots

    11th May 2014

    Avoid the dreaded runner’s trots with the right prevention and you’ll fly on the run One of running’s most embarassing ailments, the runner’s trots have unstuck many an Ironman attempt (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Runner’s trots (diarrhoea while running) can be…

  • Athlete’s Foot – Symptoms And Treatment

    11th May 2014

    How to treat athlete’s foot – 4 easy tips for this common running ailment Athlete’s foot can be a real annoyance, but you can help prevent it (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Athlete’s foot is a common infection that affects the skin…

  • Swimming With An Arm Injury – Video

    7th March 2014

    Video: Non Stanford’s top tips on swimming with an arm injury After crashing out of the mixed team relay in Hamburg last year and breaking her arm, ITU World Champ Non Stanford had to adapt her training to swim with…

  • How To Stop Muscle Cramps

    11th September 2013

    Beat muscle cramp with a new research-tested trick – or old-fashioned hard work, says Alex Hutchinson Next time you get a debilitating muscle cramp, you could try downing a quarter-cup of pickled gherkin juice. That’s what researchers from Brigham Young…

  • Why Triathletes Shouldn’t Wear Flip-Flops

    12th June 2013

    Wearing unsupportive shoes puts you at risk of injury, says Dr Tamsin Lewis – even when you’re not training or racing Photo by M.Markus (Flickr.com) I cringe when I see triathletes walking about in flip-flops, ballet pumps or Ugg boots.…

  • Training In The Heat? Avoid Heatstroke

    11th May 2013

    When triathlon training in a hot country or racing in the heat, keeping heatstroke at bay is crucial With so many triathlons taking place in hot countries, heatstroke is a constant danger to many professional triathletes. But it’s not just…

  • Strength And Conditioning Exercises For Triathletes

    10th January 2013

    Expert Richard Smith on how to stay injury free this season with strength and conditioning workouts Consistency is the key to repeated success in triathlon, and the biggest threat to consistency is injury. Many athletes are happy to hammer their…

  • Foam Roller Exercises For Runners

    27th July 2012

    The Brownlees’ physiotherapist Emma Deakin shares some foam roller massage moves for running injury prevention Deakin works for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) as a lead physiotherapist with the Podium Development and Academy British Triathlon squads. She has played…

  • Triathlon Injuries Guide

    20th March 2012

    Our A to Z guide to triathlon injury and illness collated from Triathlon Plus magazine. Triathlon training can cause injuries all over the body Undertaking triathlon training plans can mean heavy workloads in three sports, which can in turn put…