Running is not a good way to lose weight until you get to a fairly high mileage perweek,.
Past couple of years I've realised the sad truth of this. Unless you have decent will power to not indulge your hunger so you eat sufficiently less that you are running off then the weight is still an issue ... and if you had this will power you wouldn't have a weight problem in the first place. So I'm basically going to keep upping the weekly mileage until I find a level I can't eat off. (at 40 mpw atm). And I'm addicted to running and races now anyway so weight isn't the only factor.
As always, different people different things though!
May have found an easy win my side. It never occurred to me before this thread that the issue might be due to the compression of the hamstring on the chair, I just assumed it was due to the contraction due to having legs bent all the time. I've lowered my chair a bit so it's a little lower than the recommended level to create less pressure on the muscle and this seems to have improved the situation quite a bit for now ....!
I also massively struggle with this. I have a quick walk every hour or so but often have to stand at my desk to reduce the ache. Any further suggestions appreciated! Anything nutritional or further stretching that could help ... pain is mid to high hamstring.