Doing the Great North Run? Get it taped!

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Are you doing the Great North Run in Newcastle this year?  Make sure you get any niggly injuries or pains taped up with Kinesio Taping beforehand!  North East based Kinesio UK is one of KSPR’s clients and they’ll be at the Pasta Party in Gateshead 9.30am – 5pm on Saturday 12th September offering free taping applications. Make sure you get there early as it’s always very popular!

The daredevil local fund-raiser and multiple marathon runner Ivan Hollingsworth described Kinesio Tape this year as “literally holding us together. We couldn’t do without it”

Kinesio UK will have senior staff as well as three Kinesio-qualified practitioners in attendance who can apply supportive taping to knee, calf and Achilles tendon injuries and also tape typical runners’ ailments such as shin splints, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. They can also give you advice.

Visitors are asked to bring shorts or loose clothing if they want to be taped as applying Kinesio Tape to a runner wearing skinny jeans is tricky!

The Great North Pasta Party on Saturday 12th September is the largest pre-running event of its kind in the UK and every year it offers great food, sporting advice and entertainment as well as front row views of the Great North CityGames.  There  are  lots  of  fun  things  to  do  including  interactive  activities  for  kids  and adults,  a  festival-style  food  market,  sports retailers and a huge stage for athlete interviews.

Every participant in each event in the Morrisons Great North Run Weekend is given a free bowl of pasta with their run number but the Great North Pasta Party is also open to spectators.

Managing Director of Kinesio UK, Kevin Anderson says: “As a North East-based company, Kinesio UK is always proud to be associated with the Great North Run and delighted to attend this event. So many athletes find Kinesio Taping very effective as it is supportive, helps to alleviate pain and doesn’t restrict movement. One lady last year was so relieved to find us at the Pasta Party she was nearly in tears!  Because correctly applied Kinesio usually stays in place for at least 3 – 5 days, it’s absolutely fine to be put in place the day before the race.”

We’ve taped Daniel Milligan, Live Blog Editor for the Newcastle Journal, Chronicle and Sunday Sun. Here’s what he says  Kinesio Taping for Great North Run