One of the biggest events in the North East’s sporting calendar is just over a week away, and thousands of runners will be finishing off their training schedules ahead of the Great North Run 2016.
The 13.1-mile course is an iconic event: its location, its elevation (it’s one of the hilliest half marathons around) and the sheer number of people who take part make it an unforgettable experience.
However, there is a lot of pressure on the runners, especially the charity runners, to perform and raise the money they have pledged/been sponsored for their chosen good cause. Admittedly, most of the pressure is applied by the runners themselves!
Even with just a handful of days to go, it is not too late to seek treatment for a niggle or minor injury, which could be the difference between making the start line and having a successful, enjoyable day, or failing to start and/or breaking down half way around the course.
If you are struggling with a niggle or injury ahead of this year’s event, come and see us. In most cases we can offer treatment that will transform your Great North Run.
The half marathon is a famously punishing event – if you have even a slight injury and go without treatment, it will almost certainly be exposed and aggravated. If nothing else, seeking help for your sports injury could help your state of mind before the big day – instead of worrying about whether your injury will let you down.
Some of the most common running-associated injuries we treat can include:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Ilio tibial band syndrome
However, that is far from an exhaustive list and we can treat almost anything. Give us a call as soon as possible if you are struggling to make the GNR2016 start on September 11th and we’ll fit you in as quickly as possible.