If you have just started out in running, have been training for a few months or even if you are a running veteran, one thing that can affect us all regardless of our fitness or training is injury.

It can strike at any time. It may be a slow onset – a little niggle that makes training uncomfortable and less enjoyable. Or worst case, it can be all out – taking you out of your training programmes for weeks, usually when you are just making headway!

It may seem obvious but the best way to deal with injuries is to avoid them in the first place. However, this is not as easy as it sounds and if we do sustain an injury we need to be able to recognise what the problem is and know the best course of action to reach full recovery. For any injuries that need a more professional look, go and see an injury specialist. The London Marathon Injury Clinic only invites clinics who are qualified up to the highest level and has great experience in injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and performance assistance specific to endurance running. Click here to find an injury clinic near you!