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Marathon Running

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

If you’ve missed any of Seb’s free marathon lectures at Runners Need you can catch up here, or if you want to recap on any of his advice, please click on the links below.

Marathon Training – The Beginning Phase

Marathon Training – Injury Prevention and treatment

Marathon Training – Stretches & Exercises

Until the end of April 2011 we are offering all marathon runners a 50% discount on physiotherapy, call the clinic or contact us here.

This advice is not a substitute for a medical diagnosis, if you have any pain or injury please see your doctor or a physiotherapist.

Primrose Hill lunchtime fun

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Marathon training is in full swing at the clinic. Managed to complete the Watford Half Marathon on 6th Feb in one piece (just about – noone warned me about the hideous hills)

So with the London Marathon looming Vuko and Seb have roped me into their hill training on Wednesdays.

I went for the first time last week, managed 8 runs and 3 times walking.  I hurt so much the next day I could hardly walk.

Undeterred I joined the boys again this week, I have to run very much at my own pace as they steam off into the distance and start lapping me. However today I managed 12 runs up the hill nonstop with no walking – tomorrow is going to be sore!

Plus today it was raining!

Any sponsorship is hugely appreciated – you can sponsor me on my Justgiving page. I am raising money for the charity Shelter.

Vuko and Seb running up the hill

Racing for the top


Holly Wilkinson is fundraising for Shelter

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Holly Wilkinson is fundraising for Shelter.

Yes that is correct – I have joined the ranks of the insane and decided to run the full 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on 17th April 2011. I love running but struggle to comfortably get past the 10k mark – the last half marathon I did was in May 2010, and by Mile 10 all I wanted to do was lie down in the middle of the road. When I finished I vowed I would never do a long run again, so quite why I thought the challenge of a marathon was a good idea is anyone’s guess.

However I am all signed up and fundraising for the very worthy charity Shelter, I am off to a Shelter marathon party tomorrow, busy sending out emails and setting up my Justgiving page, now all I have to do is start training!

I am off to Runners Need to get some new trainers as my current ones have definitely had their day, and then I am goign to beg Seb to sit down and write a training plan with me.

I will endeavour to update this blog over the next few months with training and fundraising progress.

In the mean time wish me luck and anything spare change goes a long way to helping the homeless and those in need of help with housing.


Holly xx

Runners Performance & Nutrition Evening

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Thanks to all who came to our ‘Nutrition and Performance Talk’ in the clinic last night. It was a great success and we hope that everyone was able to go home armed with some useful knowledge in preparation for their marathon!  Simon and Seb talked about training, race strategies and performance nutrition – Seb has just completed the Paris Marathon so knows first hand how hard it is! Ayano is passionate about helping others to realise their optimum health potential and knows a huge amount about digestive nutrition.

If you missed the talk you can download the handouts here:

We wish everyone the BEST OF LUCK for the race on the 25th – you’ll all be fantastic so enjoy it!

Our next FREE TALK will be on healthy weight loss and exercise in May, with EXPERT advice from nutritionists and personal trainers. If you’d like us to contact you with more information nearer the time let us know and we’ll be in touch.

Are you running a marathon?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Training for a marathon? Pay attention…

1. MAKE A SPECIFIC TRAINING PLAN Chat to a physio, check out the training plans on Runners World, or if you’re running for a charity they may have some training plans advice.

2. SORT YOUR NUTRITION: Get advice on nutritional strategies to help with recovery, make sure you have enough fluids, and what’s this about carbo loading?  You may want to consider gels or energy drinks – we stock these in the shop

Come along to our talk on the 13th April at the clinic on Runners Nutrition.

3. PRACTICE RACES Sign up for some 5k, 10k and half marathons prior to the main event, you’ll learn lots about pacing yourself and how to last longer distances. Set yourself these goals to work towards.

4. JOIN A RUNNING CLUB OR TRAINING GROUP For all those ladies out there Sweaty Betty offer free running clubs at their stores nationwide.

5. CROSS TRAINING Cycling and rowing can all build up your strength and stamina while taking the stress off your knees.

6. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY If you’re ill and need to rest, don’t run! You’ll only feel worse.

7. STRETCH!!!! Remember to stretch after every run – this will help protect you against injury. A weekly yoga or Pilates class is a great idea to help maintain your flexibility

Girl does forward lunge

8. INVEST IN YOUR SHOES These are the most important bit of kit you need – good shoes can support your knees, ankles, hips and improve your biomechanics, reducing injury and pain.  Runners Need offer gait analysis instore.

Super physio (and fellow marathon runner) Seb will be at Runners Need Oxford Circus store on Mondays from 12:30 – 1:30 offering free physio advice (until the 28th April 2010)

Seb's smiley face

Look for Seb’s smiley face!

Calling all runners……

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Our free talk for runners will now include a section with our sports physiotherapists Simon Gilchrist and a Q&A session at the end with Chris McLean, as well as our nutritional advice with Ayano Izuta.

There’s no catch and no charge! Just bring yourself, any worries and questions you may have and we will do our best to help.  Whether you are training for a marathon, or you run for fun and want some more advice.