The pain of cramp can pull up any runner. The true cause of exercise-induced cramps isn’t fully known, but hydration, fatigue and salt loss are all theories.
Sally believes cramp is a lot to do with fatigue: “I find a sports massage before
the event really helps.”
A favourite among our experts, a packet of the humble ready-salted crisp comes with 6% RDA of salt and no added sugar.
Keep on top of hydration. Add an electrolyte tablet to your water.