4:26pm Friday 17th April 2015
Are any irritating noises coming out of your knees yet?
5:01am Saturday 4th April 2015
IF the cold wind drops this weekend, chances are you might be tempted to head out for a run and claim your first rush of endorphins – the chemicals that create the euphoria you experience during and after a run.
5:17am Saturday 28th March 2015
The clocks are about to change. And with that change this evening, one or two new fitness habits come with it.
7:01am Saturday 21st March 2015
I was looking through the Premier League injury list this week and there was one thing that stood out more than anything else – the term ‘late fitness test’.
7:11am Saturday 28th February 2015
TWO weeks ago I wrote about Steven Gerrard’s hamstring injury and since then I’ve been flooded with emails from readers wanting to know more about how to successfully recover from one.
7:02am Saturday 14th February 2015
IF there’s one injury you just can’t predict, it’s a hamstring strain.
5:18pm Friday 6th February 2015
THIS question came in via email from a reader: “Paul, any tips for recovering from an ankle sprain quickly? I’m a middle-distance runner and couldn’t resist the temptation to get out and do my usual route despite the ice on the ground. The ice unfortunately, got the better of me. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.”
3:28pm Friday 23rd January 2015
AT the end of a week featuring a day dubbed ‘Black Monday’, there’s a good chance that you’re now much more aware of the effect that shorter days and darker nights can have upon your energy and motivational levels.
7:01am Saturday 17th January 2015
I was lucky enough to spend Christmas in Australia last year.
7:02am Saturday 20th December 2014
Let me talk to you about knee pain.
11:08am Friday 12th December 2014
LET me share with you some Christmas shopping tips for new and old runners that you won't find on Amazon.
4:14pm Friday 5th December 2014
IT'S that time of year, when peak performance on Sunday morning is exchanged for a big night out with work colleagues – that usually involves lots of alcohol.
1:18pm Friday 28th November 2014
EVEN if you’re big Chelsea fan, you’ve got to feel for Jack Wilshere.
7:02am Saturday 15th November 2014
The subject of head injuries in sport is in the news again.
8:04am Saturday 8th November 2014
THE dark nights are well and truly here and the temperature is beginning to plummet.
7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014
ONE of the questions I always get asked is, “What do you do to keep fit?”
7:01am Saturday 25th October 2014
LET me tell you a nice story that might help you keep more involved in sport.
7:01am Saturday 18th October 2014
I’VE been struggling with a foot injury over the past few weeks.
7:01am Saturday 4th October 2014
NOW the summer is almost over, I want to talk about an injury I’ve seen lots of, especially since the recent Great North Run.
2:50am Saturday 27th September 2014
I’VE heard of cheese and wine being mixed together at posh dinners or reception parties, but never in a physio room and for fixing injuries.
Feel Great For Sport
Former Darlington Football Club physiotherapist Paul Gough offers advice on how to stay fit and fresh for longer
Chief sports writer Scott Wilson takes a look back at the last seven days in sport and picks his chumps and champs of the week.
Fraser Kicks Off
Chief football writer Paul Fraser keeps an eye on the region’s football scene and considers whether Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough do things right.
Award winning columnist Mike Amos tells the stories of North-East grassroots sport stalwarts and looks back at the characters that live long in the memory.
Fraser From The Fairway
Golf writer Paul Fraser takes a look at the North-East golf scene.
Feel Great For Sport
Award-winning columnist Mike Amos tells the stories of North-East grassroots sport stalwarts and looks back at the characters that live long in the memory.
Trevor Oakley, 34, has supported Darlington FC for over 25 years, seeing few highs and many lows. Like all fans, he has his opinions; time will tell whether you agree.