Petestack Blog

10 September 2009


Filed under: Running — admin @ 7:48 pm

Having been plagued by this persistent hamstring niggle all year when running (not so far an issue for climbing or walking) and seen it get obviously worse over the past fortnight, I went to see Chris Ellis (highly-regarded sports-specialist partner in our local GP practice) about it today. And no-one listening would have been in much doubt that I let Chris know when he’d located the troublesome spot!

So it might be a pain (and now the most persistent annoyance of my five years as a serious runner), but luckily things aren’t looking that bad yet. He’s given me some sensible hamstring stretches to do, told me to watch it uphill and not to sprint (not that I ever do)… and suggested a treatment involving nappy bags, clingfilm and slushy ice! And, since he’s also told me I can still run and West Highland Way Race 2010 is still realistic, I suppose I’d better just do what I’m told and make sure to follow his instructions…

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  1. […] how about a proper hill run, and let’s see if Chris Ellis’s hamstring treatment is still working as well as it appeared to be last night (when I managed a 3.9 mile ‘Mamore […]

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