Ready to run: Training programme

Running can be a great way to keep you physically and mentally healthy. 

The Physical Preparation coaches have created a 'Ready to run' programme highlighting common injury areas and exercises you can do to prevent these from happening. Watch the exercises under each of the focus area graphics.


  • Running can place a considerable demand on your body, especially if you're not used to it. During running the body can experience forces of up to 2-3 x bodyweight when your foot strikes the ground.
  • Plan your training! Doing too much too soon can be counterproductive. 
  • Common injuries associated with a new running programme can include pain at the hip, knee or ankle.

Focus on: Hips

Focus on: Hamstrings

Focus on: Calves

Date published: 11 July 2023
Date updated: 11 July 2023


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