Adelaide 6 Day Ultramarathon 2018 - The Blister Perspective

Adelaide 6 Day Ultramarathon 2018 - The Blister Perspective

Track

The running surface is cement and the loop is 1.4255km, with 10m elevation per lap. A beautiful track that is shaded in parts but one that by all accounts is tough on the feet and rest of the body.

Winning 6 Day Distances

  • Darren Linney 800.959km

  • Anabelle Hepworth 742.803

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Foot Blisters In Tennis: More Grand Slam Blister Carnage [Updated]

Foot Blisters In Tennis: More Grand Slam Blister Carnage [Updated]

UPDATE: More grand slam blister carnage

In competitive sport, it’s a shame when injury decides the outcome of a tournament. And when that injury is a foot blister, it’s even harder to accept.

Andy Murray suggests his foot blister was not an issue in his defeat by Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2013 Australian Open last night, but anyone who saw the footage of the on-court medical time out might find that difficult to believe.

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[Soccer] Matildas Highlight Issue of Heat Transfer From Synthetic Pitches

[Soccer] Matildas Highlight Issue of Heat Transfer From Synthetic Pitches

On reading about the Matilda's plight ...

I wondered how they might be managing their feet. And specifically how I would manage this problem if I was involved. Let's read between the lines and figure out what the Matilda's are suffering with. And how they should manage it.

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Haglunds (Pump Bump) Heel Blisters: That Bony Lump At The Back Of Your Heel

Haglunds (Pump Bump) Heel Blisters: That Bony Lump At The Back Of Your Heel

That bony lump at the back of your heel

This post stems from an email I received. It covers the following topics:

  • Haglunds deformity (pump bump) and heel blisters
  • ENGO Patches vs ArmaSkin socks
  • Golf and walking
  • Taking a systematic approach to combatting blisters
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8 Ultramarathon Running Blister Tips That Could Make Your Feet Happier

8 Ultramarathon Running Blister Tips That Could Make Your Feet Happier

The ANZAC Ultra 2015 Experience (Canberra, Australia)

The first two days saw freezing temperatures, record rainfall and snow on nearby mountains. This made for a particularly challenging event for the 6-day runners with issues from foot maceration to hypothermia.

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What 6 Days of Ultramarathon Running Taught Me

What 6 Days of Ultramarathon Running Taught Me

The Adelaide 6 Day / 48 Hour Ultramarathon

Six ultramarathon observations in six days

Running around a track (rather than running from A to B) proved an excellent race format as my first ultramarathon foot care experience. It facilitated the preventative / early intervention approach I'm interested in. And by getting feedback every 1.13kms, it allowed me to experiment and have the opportunity to change unsuccessful interventions very quickly. It was a great format for learning. 

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Peter's Oxfam Trailwalker Blister Experience

Peter's Oxfam Trailwalker Blister Experience

Word of wisdom for happy feet

'This was my second Oxfam Walk. I was an emergency for someone who couldn't make it and was only given 2 weeks notice to get ready. Even though I did finish, my feet had blisters everywhere and I wasn't able to walk for a few days afterwards." 

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