Denise Waugh posts this article which highlights the benefits of being part of a Running Club such as Tyne Bridge Harriers to aid recovery and help achieve new PB’s.
It’s exactly 8 months since I injured myself (just before running Park Run and still stupidly doing the run) – resulting in a badly broken heel and severe tendon damage. Having been in plaster, and being told by my consultant that running would probably be out of the question again, I volunteered/watched at Park Run each week and tried to think about which low-impact form of activity I would take up once I could actually exercise again. Two months ago, I started from scratch again (jog, walk, jog etc) and felt terrible every time I tried to run – my fitness level was at rock bottom and so was my confidence.
Then…along came Tyne Bridge Harriers to my rescue!! After a few visits, where I could only manage a tiny part of the sessions, I started to recover (helped by the support I was receiving from the members and the patience and advice of the coaches).
Although I’m still not properly fit, and have to be very careful regarding the injury, I am really pleased to have achieved a Park Run PB today and I would like to thank TBH for helping me get there.