Preventing Common Running Injuries – 3 Things Not To Do

Finding ways to prevent the most common running injuries is imperative if you are training for a long distance race or charity run. After all, it’s no good getting people to sponsor you for your marathon, only to get injured during your training and have to quit before you reach the start line. A recent survey published in Runners World highlights the fact that in the last 12 months, 56% of UK runners (51% Australians, 50% Americans) picked up at least one injury. These are quite shocking figures given that many of us start running to get fit and improve our health. So why does it happen? How are more than half of us injuring ourselves running every year and what can we do to prevent it?

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