Submitted by Glenn Withers on 23/08/17
The life of a runner is one in which the balance between improving fitness and avoiding injury is a constant battle. Many of us run for fun, some for stress relief and some for weight loss. The figures around participation in the activity of running are staggering, with over 64 million people in the USA, 11 million in the UK and 1.3 million people in Australia (Statista, 2017) participating in running as a form of exercise. Of these figures, over 70% of runners participate in an organised running event every year! (Statista, 2017). Indeed reports suggest running has doubled in popularity over the last 10 years.