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Posts from 2019

11 and 12 of the Thirteen 13s charity challenge

14/10/19

As 11 and 12 came within a week of each other I thought Id write 1 blog to cover both. Number 11 was Congleton half marathon and number 12 was Manchester half marathon. Congleton half was wet and windy but...

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Pilates for bulging discs

02/10/19

Is Pilates safe if you have a bulging disc? Absolutely. Sure there are exercises and movements I would advise you not to do to avoid aggravating your disc and pain but Pilates can help you so much. Doctors and physics...

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Macclesfield Half Marathon – number 10 of the Thirteen 13s challenge

02/10/19

Macclesfield Half Marathon, my home race. And I certainly looked like I enjoyed it in this photo. I run for the Macc harriers and live in Macclesfield so this race is super local to me. That said its the first...

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Have you been told you have dehydrated discs?

30/09/19

Have you finally got an MRI scan for your back pain and the report says you’ve dehydrated discs? The discs in your lower back (lumbar discs) do not have a direct blood supply so are prone to dehydration conditions such...

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Glute medius – find it with Pilates

09/09/19

Glute Medius is responsible for stabilising the pelvis and controlling the femur during dynamic movement – the swing phase of your walking gait, it is also responsible for supporting the body during the stance phase of your gait cycle. During...

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Hatters Half Marathon – hat trick- 3rd time unlucky

09/09/19

I have done Hatters half marathon for the last 3 years and although its a great route and really well organised it seems not to be the race for me. Back in 2017 I hobbled round the race due to...

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Anna’s 100k bike ride

09/09/19

We just wanted to say a massive well done to Anna for completing the Manchester 100k bike ride to raise money for The Christie. Im in total awe, I know Dave would be capable but I sure as hell would...

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Leek Half Marathon – all the hills!

19/08/19

Leek half! Well, I was warned about the hills and I wasn’t disappointed, they went on for miles and just kept coming, this is definitely the toughest half marathon Ive ever ran. The route itself is very scenic and I...

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