Ibuleve, Official Pain Relief Partner of the Simplyhealth Great Run Series, share their top tips for getting the most out of your run.

Push harder. Run faster. Rack up new PBs. When you’re taking training to the next level you don’t want anything to slow you down.

That’s why it’s important to avoid doing anything that may set your race preparation back. We’ve put together 5 tips that can help prevent you developing injuries during your training:

Start strength training

Simple body-weight exercises and weight training help you build strength and resilience in your muscles and joints. They also help you improve your core stability.

Don't push it

Don’t work yourself too hard, this can lead to injuries through overuse. After a tough run give your body a rest to make sure you come back stronger.

Sleep well

Get a good night’s sleep, every night. This is your body’s best opportunity to repair itself. Make sure you get enough sleep to meet your needs.

Pick a good shoe

A good shoe can make all the difference to your running, pick a pair that you feel comfortable in. Visit a specialist store to try on a number different shoes and to get expert advice about your specific running needs.

Recovery is key

As soon as possible after an injury, sprain, strain or muscle pain help relieve the pain and swelling with RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. RICE combined with Ibuleve Gel’s clinically proven anti-inflammatory formula can help to relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation.

Like you, Ibuleve is fast, focused and effective, which can mean rapid, targeted relief from sprains, strains and muscle pains. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce painful swelling. Plus, Ibuleve is clinically proven to be just as effective in fighting pain as pills are1.

So as the UK’s No.1 branded ibuprofen gel range2 – and the Official Pain Relief Partner of the Great Run series – you can trust Ibuleve to help keep your training on track.

Join the fight against aches and pains; discover the pain relief range at ibuleve.com. 

Ibuleve Gel. For pain relief. Contains ibuprofen. Always read the label.

1Compared to ibuprofen 400mg tablets. 2Based on unit sales of branded products, excluding retailers’ own brands