Tips for running safely to avoid a running accident in Tamworth
Running is a great sport for people who aren’t as comfortable with playing as part of a team, or who simply don’t have the time to attend regular games and practices. It helps to keep you fit by raising your stamina and working as an excellent form of cardiovascular activity. Running can also be risky, though, if you are not careful and don’t take proper precautions to protect your health. Running is a high impact sport, which can lead to serious injuries, and you can suffer from other health problems if you are not appropriately prepared for your run.
- Wear the right footwear. If you are planning on running often then it is critical that you wear the correct footwear, i.e. shoes specifically designed for runners and running. Get your shoes fitted properly in the store as well, so that you can be sure they are protecting your feet as well as they can.
- Take it slow. Don’t start off on your first day running trying to do marathon distances or move faster than is comfortable, or you just risk badly injuring yourself ten minutes in. Start off slow with a light job for as long as you feel comfortable with, and build this up.
- Stick to the path. if you have chosen a park to do your running in, stick to the concrete or tarmac of the path and avoid the grass. Grass often has hidden hills and valleys in it which can cause you to trip or stumble and hurt yourself.
- Take lots of water. Although you may not want water weighing you down, it is very easy to become dehydrated when you are running, particularly if you are running in hot weather. Take more than enough water on your journey, and refill if you need to.
Can you make a compensation claim through a law firm in Tamworth after a running accident?
You can only make a compensation claim through a law firm in Tamworth after a running accident if you have some proof that the accident you suffered was the fault of someone else, or caused by someone else’s negligence. The best way for you to prove this is to use a law firm in Tamworth and work with an experienced injury lawyer.
You can look online to find a really good law firm in Tamworth, but if you are still uncomfortable you may want to consider calling the Accident Advice Helpline to make your claim. The helpline has over 10 years’ experience with these sorts of claims and will team you with an experienced lawyer who will work entirely on your behalf on your case, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th July 2014
Author: David Brown