Parkrun: a 5K event making strides in boosting health

By Charles Hillman Recently celebrating its 15th anniversary since inception,[1] parkrun is on the increase on an international scale. Consisting of volunteer-led, free weekly timed 5km runs in local parks, it has the potential to have an impact on the global issue of inactivity. Since the British Royal College of General Practitioners began actively promoting […]

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Breaking the unbreakable sub-two-hour marathon with Dr Alex Hutchinson PhD

No human is limited – Eliud Kipchoge On October 12 in Vienna, 34-year-old Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in history to run a marathon in under two hours. His time of 1:59:40 was almost two minutes faster than his own official marathon world record of 2:01:39 he set at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. But […]

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Changing the way we talk about eating disorders: learning from four-time Obstacle Racing World Champion Amelia Boone

By Daniel Friedman @ddfriedman Last year, Dr Osman Ahmed championed BJSM’s “Patient Voices”, a series for patients and athletes to share their stories with the sport and exercise medicine community. We aim to provide a platform for patients and athletes to feel empowered and tell their story in the way that they want. For our 400th podcast […]

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Ready, steady…GO! Ensuring postnatal women are run-ready!

Written by Gráinne Donnelly with input from Emma Brockwell and Tom Goom More people than ever run today, and it’s likely because of the increasing number of girls and women that now run too (Lynch and Hoch 2010). For many women, whether training for leisure or competition, running has the benefits of efficient physical fitness, […]

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Soft tissue injuries simply need PEACE & LOVE

  By Blaise Dubois @blaisedubois and Jean-Francois Esculier @JFEsculier Rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries can be complex. Over the years, acronyms guiding their management have evolved from ICE to RICE[1], then to PRICE[2] and POLICE[3]. Although widely known, the evidence supporting the elements of these treatments is limited.  ICE/RICE/PRICE focus on acute management, unfortunately ignoring sub-acute and chronic […]

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Ultra-trail: ultra-health?

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Dino Soppelsa With the contribution of Prof. V. Gremeaux @drvgremeaux and Ryan Baumann (Swiss elite ultra-trailer) Mountain Ultra Marathon (MUM) commonly called “ultra-trail”, is a long variant of trail running (also called “mountain running”, “natural running” or simply “trail”). The sport alternates […]

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Five of our favourite BJSM podcasts from 2018

By Daniel Friedman @ddfriedman Have you discovered the power of BJSM podcasts yet? What better way to get inspired and stay informed about the latest in the world of sport and exercise medicine? And every episode is ad-free, for free! Sounds like a pretty good deal if you ask us… As 2018 comes to an end, […]

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Running to the heart and (carbon fibre) sole of the matter

By Natalie Gallant @GallantPhysio The world watched in awe as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in the 2018 Berlin Marathon, crossing the line with a time of 2:01:39. That’s 78 seconds faster than the previous 42.2 km world record. In my opinion Kipchoge’s phenomenal display of athleticism can be attributed in part […]

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Highlights from The Barefoot Medicine Clinic

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine By Rory Heath, Bethany Koh, Vera Wong and Anant Shah. Two expert speakers were recently in session at the Barefoot Running Clinic, hosted by the London Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (LSEMS): Mr Ioan Tudur-Jones, consultant foot and ankle surgeon at the Fortius Clinic, and; Mr Ben Le […]

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An Open Letter to Tim Gabbett: Thank-you, I’m running harder and smarter.

By James Montgomery RE: The training-injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder (Open access) Br J Sports Med doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095788 Dear Dr. Gabbett, Thank you. Since reading your January 2016 article I can sincerely say I am running smarter and harder! You may ask ‘why did I decide to write a thank-you letter?’ Well there’s a […]

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