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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Training error and achilles pain

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Tom Goom @TomGoom, Sports Physiotherapist at the Physio Rooms and the creator of Running Physio; lead on Running Repairs Course  http://www.running-physio.com/running-repairs-course/ Achilles tendinopathy is a common problem among runners and can be a challenge to manage. As clinicians, we want to help the […]

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Runners with red pee = red alert?…The answer to MOOC’s question of the week

Each week students in Professor Ian Shrier’s (@McGillU) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ask questions. We call on our ‘world expert panel’ for the answers, and profile select responses on the BJSM blog.   This week’s question: What are the possible causes for first time gross hematuria in a female runner who experiences some abdominal pain […]

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Retrospective Part I: American Pioneers in Distance Running Research

By Phillip B. Sparling         Many scientists worldwide have made lasting contributions to today’s scientific understanding of distance running. During the first half of the 20th century, a number of notable Americans paved the way. With insatiable curiosity and drive, early researchers used the best scientific tools available to unravel the physiology of endurance performance. They […]

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Running injuries and how to prevent them: BJSM article (by Irene S. Davis et al.) featured in the NY-Times

  Running is a low barrier activity with ongoing popular appeal. Running injury prevention is therefore an (unfortunately) important related area of study, with practical – day to day- training implications for many individuals. Therefore it is no surprise that Irene S. Davis et al.’s BJSM publication “Greater vertical impact loading in female runners with […]

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