I'm a beginner when it comes to running on roads, i have decided to participate in a half marathon however I keep getting shin splints. I play rugby every week and do not develop this problem however as soon as i hit concrete the pain is almost instantaneous. the RW article does say this could be due to stretching or the hard surface. Personally i think it is the hard surface. Does anyone know of any helpful hints or tips that would help me overcome this pain and allow me to continue my running?