Runner's Tummy

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05/02/2013 at 11:32

It's a common question on the forums, so I thought I'd address the issue in my nutrition blog. Runner's Tum - learn why it happens and what you can do about it 


05/02/2013 at 15:29

1. It happens for lots of reasons

2. Eat something you know doesn't go straight through you!

05/02/2013 at 15:35

Pretty much! But with a bit more detail 

05/02/2013 at 20:54
Sarah, is this sort of thing limited to runners or do people get it in other sports? I know it's jogger's bowels (like the term ) but it seems lots of the things you mention wouldn't be limited to running? If not why not, is the mechanical movement key? If it is across sports do other sports call it a name unique to them like tennis trots or squash squits?

Only asking out of interest, I can eat a full Sunday 3 course meal then run
06/02/2013 at 13:42

It's not limited to runners, although it does tend to trouble people who take part in endurance based sports more than other forms of activity. I saw some fairly obvious signs of... problems, on the retreating form of a cyclist at a sportive once!


06/02/2013 at 15:25

Would motion control shoes help?

07/02/2013 at 12:02

Thanks Sarah - very interesting read. There are some good points here that I wasnt aware of.

I hadn't realised that dehydration could be a factor & know I don't take on enough water / fluids before training or racing as I'm worried about the 'sloshing' effect. I'll definitely have to address this in future.

Also you mention that hot drinks can have an effect, but I also find very cold drinks from the fridge can cause a dodgystomach. Dont touch fizzy drinks with a bargepole for the same reasons!

Often wish I'd been good at another sport which involved less impact....running really seems to exacerbate stomach problems.

After 16 years of hiding ongoing stomach problems to my running club and training partners (due to embarrassment) I finally 'fessed up' last night...thought I should explain why I have to cut so many training sessions and races short, whilst sprinting for the nearest facilities!

07/02/2013 at 12:36
Muttley wrote (see)

Would motion control shoes help?


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