It’s not just the general slips, trips and falls you need to worry about when taking part in the Great North Run. Stretching an impressive 13.1 miles throughout Tyne and Wear, including Gateshead and Newcastle, if you’re planning on taking part in 2014, it’s never too soon to start training.
Of course, there is a huge array of injuries that can occur when running, many of which are caused by slips, trips and falls. This includes twisted ankles, sprains, fractures bones and concussion. A bad fall when running can also mean that the participant is no longer able to take part.
It’s better to be trained, prepped and ready to take on the run, head first.
Tips for training for the Great North Run
You can avoid sporting related injuries by training adequately for your run. Typically, the Great North Run takes place towards the end of summer, and so applicants have plenty of time to get into top form for the run.
- Don’t expect it to be easy – be prepared for a challenge and understand that no matter how far you run or how hard you train, on the day, it will always be a worthwhile difficulty
- Speak with your doctor about your plans and see if there are any support services available to assist you
- When training, remember that is unlikely that you will need to go on grass; however, it is handy to train on all terrains as practice
- It is important that you listen to your body. Everyone is different and you may not be able to withstand the same level of sporting achievement as your training partner. Don’t train if your knees are hurting and don’t over-train, either.
Claiming for a sport-related injury
If you have been injured while doing the Great North run due to an incident that wasn’t your fault – for example, pot holes or uneven ground – Accident Advice Helpline can help you establish if you have a case for personal injury compensation.
The process simply involves divulging the basics of your case to a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s team, who will then be able to advise if your claim is worth pursuing.
Should you mutually decide to proceed, working on a no win no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline will assign your sport accident claim to a suitable solicitor.
While they manage the legalities of it all, you simply recover at home and look forward to getting back onto your feet.
To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 8, 2014
Author: David Brown