Neil Scott

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Gender Male
Location Seaton, SA, Australia
Introduction I took up running at 15 while at school, mainly as an excuse to get out of playing soccer which I loathed and to get away from the oppressive school environment. After leaving school I carried on with the running, I actually enjoyed it. I bought 'proper' running shoes rather than plimsoles to run in. It wasn't too long before I had my first running injury a bout of runners knee. I had to pay up to get this fixed. Maybe I needed more cushioning to absorb the shock, I bought insoles for the shoes. I then got achilles tendon problems, then shin pains. for the next 30 year I suffered a litany of injuries which I assumed were a part of being a runner. The truth was, I was running wrongy. The shoes allowed, even encouraged heel striking as the preferred method of contacting the ground. This is why I had constant tender shins and couldn't run more that a kilometres without my lower legs going numb. Luckily in 2009 I read Born to Run and it transformed my ideas on running. Now, 3 years later, I can hardly remember what the shin pains were like. I strain muscles only occasionally. I'm running further than I have done in many years and most of all running is fun again.
Interests Walking, running, swimming, reading, cinema