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Nurse those marathon niggles

by editor
Saturday 7th April 2018
If, like many runners at the moment, you are about to run a marathon, chances are that you may have tired legs or even a few niggles. If that’s the case you’re probably desperately trying to recover and sort out niggles ahead of the big day. 
And a lot of runners are keen to do that without resorting to anti-inflammatories and pain killers. Here are a couple of products at opposite ends of a budget. 
You’ve most likely tried a foam roller, but have you tried a Hyperice Vyper Vibrating Foam Roller (available from Wiggle.co.uk), the next generation of recovery products?
The Vyper is a German engineered roller which effectively transfers maximum vibration to the body. It can be used to increase the range of motion, flexibility and to increase circulation. The idea is that the vibration adds to the intensity of your roll, taking rolling to a whole new level.


If your budget won’t stretch to a vibrating roller how about a nice soothing balm for your aching limbs? Biofreeze is a topical analgesic that uses the cooling effect of menthol, a natural pain reliever, to soothe minor muscle and joint pain and reduce inflammation. None of the mess and fuss of ice. The gel, spray or roll-on is £9.99 from Boots. 

Happy recovery! 

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