Hi Polly, when you say front calf do you mean your shin?
Getting a physio or sports massage therapist to strip out the muscles on your shin might help
several things you could try. although i am no expert so please take everything i say as just a suggestion.
You could be lifting your toes too high when you run causing overworked shin musclesYour calf muscles could be too tight causing soreness by association.you could have adhesions in the shin muscles in which case massage should help. You may be coming down too hard on your heels, causing shin splint like pain.Sorry can be more specific, but as you can see there can be many reasonsThe easiest to change and try would be the massage and stretch calf musclesother than that, speak to physio as mentioned. try ice packs as well
another thread here which may help too
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