Cambridge Running Clinic

The Cambridge Running Clinic was established in 2020 during the lockdown for COVID-19 to help runners of all abilities with the aim of promoting physical activity within Cambridge throughout the current pandemic and beyond by incentivising activity and providing an educational platform to help reduce the risk of injury. Let’s keep Cambridge active!

The Cambridge Running Clinic is designed to be thought provoking and to assist with your journey as a runner. It also gives an overview of the bigger picture regarding your injuries and running performance. We have worked with every level of runner from National and International athletes through to beginners taking it up for the first time. We have assisted with several ultra-endurance challenges including being asked to support two running related Sport Relief Challenges and helping individuals complete the Marathon Des Sables and the Ultra-marathon Mount Blanc. We are delighted to have been chosen to provide the sports injury service for the Cambridge University Athletics and Cross Country Clubs for the past six years and have strong links with local running groups. With all this experience we are keen to support you through each step of your running journey. There is currently a large increase in people taking up running for the first time (the ‘Couch to 5K’ app had over 850,000 downloads in March to June alone in 2020) and we want to reach out to support you. This is why the Cambridge Running Clinic has been created. Please use the links below to navigate to specific pages or the picture below for the homepage.

Our top tips for successful running

Monitor your load

Avoid the common mistake of catching the running bug and running too frequently. Give yourself rest days and monitor your weekly mileage and intensity with our handy tool.

Think about your preparation and recovery

Nutrition, biomechanics, footwear, sleep etc. (see forgotten factors page)

You do not need to set a record every run

This is not the best way to improve and increases the likelihood of running into problems. Learn to enjoy some easier runs too.

Stay safe

Be visible, let people know where you are going, take your phone and be aware of your surroundings.

Enjoy it!

Do your best not to overthink it; running can be great for headspace as well as physical fitness.

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“Richard and the various members of the team have consistently provided excellent advice, massage, exercises and importantly general care in all the visits I have made over the past 5 years. As an athlete I have always been impressed with how they have enabled me to keep active as much as possible through injury (safely) without simply being told to “rest up”. I have no hesitation in recommending the clinic for a professional, personalised and personable service”

Jonathan Escalante-Phillips

Winner of the Cambridge Half Marathon 2020