All summer I saw people running taped up, has it stopped working?
entry dates don't usually apply to elites.
Organisers are usually keen to allow them in to boost the profile of the race.
Wokingham half is an example. Closed, but if you can run under a certain time you're in .
I don't see what is happening with this tape lark.. it's just tape, right? It doesn't seem to be applied in a supportive way, but it seems to be just a strip stuck on the skin. The blurb on the web site describes its elasticity and beathability etc... so, what's the point..? Apart from being unnecessarily obvious (it could be flesh coloured?!), I just don't see the science in it.
Unless I'm missing the science, it just seems like sticky tape stuck on the skin.....
Its surely just a money making scheme for the guy who invented it..? The cost of the 'courses' are ridiculously expensive....
Millsy, I used to laugh at the long sock wearers too, then I tried it myself. I don't like running in tights, much prefer shorts, but having exposed calves in the winter definitely leads to more minor pulls and tweaks. I wear Aldi compression socks and really notice a difference, though I think it's more down to the added warmth rather than the compression.
P.S. Duct tape is the name of the product, Duck is a brand. Duck tape IS duct tape, but not all duct tapes are Duck tape. Think Dolphins and porpoises and Venn diagrams and subsets.
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