Injury need not mean an end to your training. Why not try aqua-jogging? International steeplechaser Eilish McColgan gives us the low-down Running in your local pool with the aid of a flotation belt is a brilliant form of cross-training when you are sidelined with an injury. Evidence has shown that aqua-jogging in this way can preserve the level … Continue reading Aqua Jogging Chronicles – Athletics Weekly.
Nov 1st, 2015 The last few months have been a little chaotic. It's now going into my 18th week post surgery and i've found a spare hour on my flight home traveling back from a day in Brussels (unfortunately not for a little holiday but to get some orthotics made!). I thought it would be … Continue reading October-November Ramblings.
It’s inevitable that athletes get injured, but the effects on body and mind can be overwhelming. EILSIH McCOLGAN, beset by fracturing her ankle herself, gives tips on surviving the rollercoaster. INJURIES can strike fear and dread into the best of us. Along with the pain, there’s a growing sense of despair that can see you completely … Continue reading SIX THINGS NOBODY TELLS YOU ABOUT INJURIES – ATHLETICS WEEKLY.
Aug 28th ,2015 After 8 months walking around in my air cast moon boot like Neil Armstrong, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am almost too scared to write this blog as to jinx the current spell of good luck I seem to be experiencing. It has been … Continue reading Third Time Lucky
As a professional athlete, I am more than happy to urinate into a cup, roll up my sleeves and allow a stranger to stab at my arm to provide blood - yet I couldn't tell you what the testers are trying to identify in the samples they take. All athletes who are part of the whereabouts … Continue reading Blood Testing in Athletics – Blog for BBC Sport
Published - 24th July, 2015 Athletics has always been prominent throughout my life. I remember as a kid watching the Olympic Games and being utterly in awe at the athletes. More vividly, I recall watching the great Gebrselassie of Ethiopia and Tergat of Kenya, battling to the line at the Sydney Olympics - fifteen years … Continue reading Glasgow 2014 Article – Daily Mail
July 6th, 2015. Stupidity prevailed. Regrettably, I decided to go against my own gut feeling and follow the advice of UK Athletics. I didn't want to cause any more stress or upset to the situation by continuing to argue my case and so I consented to another 8 weeks in the dreaded moon boot! I … Continue reading When a chapter ends..
July 4th 2015 I am absolutely gutted to be missing the British Championships this year due to injury. My three year consecutive streak is now over 😦 but I will be doing everything I can to get myself back on track, for next summer! All the best to the British Athletes clawing those qualifying times … Continue reading British Championships 2015
With all the recent negativety within athletics, I hope this blog shows the purer side to our sport! Avoiding the obvious links to Qatar and the World Cup – I want to keep this positive for once! I had hoped to travel to Qatar and surprise my mum for her birthday but unfortunately, I had … Continue reading Doha Athletic Club
May 21st, 2015. Sport can be cruel. After riding the rollercoaster of emotions over the last 17 weeks and believing I was well in the road to recovery - I was clobbered with another road block. The ankle has consistently been sore to run on, throughout my rehab - albeit, at a low level around … Continue reading 2015..Good Riddance. Never Liked Odd Numbers Anyways…