Struggling with a ITB injury?

Struggling with a ITB injury?

An irritated Iliotibial Band (ITB) is most probably one of the most debilitating injuries amongst runners. The onset is normally sudden and in the majority of cases follows a quick increase in mileage  – too much too soon. The biggest problem with ITB syndrome...
Comrades Advice

Comrades Advice

Comrades Advice By 2 Seasoned Runners I was honored last night to share a dinner-table with 2 distinguished ultra-runners, Maurice (60) and Dave (63). Both of them ran the 2Oceans Ultra Marathon on Saturday as a training run for their 31st and 40th Comrades Marathons....
Torn Hamstring

Torn Hamstring

Torn Hamstring Again? By Benita Kropman B Sc (Physio) Chronic hamstring niggles are very common amongst endurance runners and are often very difficult to solve. Most of the time the injury appears from nowhere and does not show up on any ultrasound scan or MRI. It is...
Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running

The Case of Barefoot Running By Benita Kropman The whole concept of barefoot running has become increasingly popular over the last year and I receive numerous emails from athletes asking how to progress from normal running shoes to barefoot or barefoot-shoes. It is...