Feet first into your training

July 26, 2021 / By Cat Kelly

Manning Mitchell, sportsmed Podiatrist and all round fitness enthusiast brings us some expert advice this week on putting your best foot forward for long term training success.

Manning plays football, tennis, golf and loves to keep fit in the gym. This year he’s planning on running in the City-Bay for his first time.

Increased training load = increased risk of injury

Our feet endure an amazing amount of force when we run and yet are often neglected!
If you have increased your training load recently (or planning to), you may be at increased risk of injury.
Any recurring sore spots in your feet may require some attention from a Podiatrist.
Our Podiatrists are qualified to assess the structures of the foot and ankle for any muscular, bony or lower limb alignment abnormalities that may be the cause of your pain.

Replace and rotate your runners

Making sure your running shoes are not too old and worn and are most importantly comfortable, is a great start.
It is also wise to have more than one pair of running shoes to train in to reduce risk of overuse injuries and prolong the life of your running shoes.
It is just as important to ensure any form of innersole you may be wearing inside your shoes has been recently checked by a Podiatrist and deemed adequate and necessary.

Sleep and stretch

Sleep and physical rest are vital for bone, muscle and cardiovascular rejuvenation after you train. Make sure you are well rested between workouts.
If you are waking up sore the next morning after a run, you may need a day between runs to rest…
It is still important you move however on rest days, to maintain fitness through such things as weight training, simple walking, cycling, swimming and stretching.

Treat skin and toenail irritations properly

Any skin and toenail irritations when you run can be difficult to manage when you are regularly training. Blistering is very common and can be very painful…
Some simple padding, taping, shoe and sock advice or the use of a form of innersole may be required to prevent these worsening or forming in the first place!
So be sure to check in with a Podiatrist if you have any growing concerns in the lead up to the big day!

Manning is available for podiatry consultations at our Stepney Healthcare Hub and Blackwood clinic.

Please phone to get in touch or email. Manning is available for podiatry consultations at our Stepney Healthcare Hub and Blackwood clinic.
Please phone to get in touch or email podiatry@sportsmed.com.au

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PUBLIC STATEMENT: 14 October 2021

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run will not go ahead in 2021


It is with great disappointment that the Lumary City-Bay confirms it will not proceed in 2021.

Lumary City-Bay, which is run by a volunteer Management Committee, has been working on delivering a Covid-safe City-Bay for many months now.

On review, the invitation by SA Health to the City-Bay on 8 October 2021 to revise and resubmit an updated COVID Management Plan for reassessment, was made with reference to guidelines which had already considered, including removing the post-run activities.

City-Bay’s volunteer Management Committee could not see any further changes it could make to running its event on November 7 that would change the reasons SA Health COVID Management Committee sighted for declining the 2021 City-Bay approval. These were:

  • High risk of transmission from increased exhalation during the event
  • Uncontrolled outbreaks in neighbouring eastern states
  • Significant impact on the State’s resources – testing capacity, contact tracing, hospital beds etc in case of an outbreak

Furthermore, even if approval was received within the week, the very tight timelines mean it would be impossible to reinstate some operational aspects of the event and successfully deliver the Lumary City-Bay in 2021.

The Lumary City-Bay Team, sponsors and charities remain extremely disappointed, but the decision has now fired all of us up for a bigger and stronger event in 2022. We hope it has fired you up as well and we look forward to your ongoing support in 2022.

We confirm entrants are offered a choice to carry-over their entry to the 2022 Lumary City-Bay (that option would be our preferred), donate to the City-Bay Trust or request a full refund.
We appreciate and thank the Community of South Australia for their continuing support.