Latest posts by Crippso

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Thigh pain

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:01

thanks for the advice. I'll rest it and see how it goes. I've suffered from ITB problems before but that was a pain at the side of the knee. I guess maybe its a bit tight or something so I'll give that stretch a go, thanks Cal.

Thigh pain

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:38


day after a long run (for me) of 8 miles I felt a sharpish pain on the outside of my left thigh, about half way between knee and hip. I've run a few times since and its got a bit worse. I now have an aching pain on inner thigh near groin too (same leg). Any thoughts on what the problem could be and how I could get rid ?

cheers, stu 

Calf problems

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 10:09

Thanks all for the help. The hydration tablets really work! No more calf cramps. Also I find that now its winter I don't really need them and I don't get the calf cramps, so it looks like the cause of my calf cramps is definitely a result of sweating away all the important minerals.

The Minstead Stinger

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 22:01

Just signed up too - did it last year and it was great fun!

Calf problems

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 17:47

Cheers Johnas, I'll give that a go. Looks like I'll have to do some serious research into those tables, each brand seems to have different amounts of certain things!

Calf problems

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 21:55

Hi Johnas, probably not enough and I guess I'd class as a super heavy sweater.. and that's before I even get my running shoes on


Calf problems

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 10:33

cheers blackcat... I'm doing the new forest half marathon this September but after that I might give the change of running style a try too.

Calf problems

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:10

Cheers Flob, I'll give the strengthening a go too

Calf problems

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 10:35

Hi Steve sorry to hear about your calf troubles, sounds fairly similar to my problem. Touch wood I find the calf guards really help but I cant run without them now. I use a foam roller and do lots of stretching before and after runs but although that surely helps the calf guards are still a must for me

Calf problems

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 18:48


every time I run I find that after about 5 miles I get like cramp or something in my calf which causes it lock right up so I can't run anymore. I have had lots of physio and sports massage which helps and they recommended wearing calf guards which are excellent. If I wear them I still feel little sharp pains in the calves but it never gets any worse so I can keep running.

I wondered if anyone has any idea of what might be causing my calf problems and if there is anything I can do that might mean I can ditch the calf guards?



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