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Trail running, Tick bites and Lyme disease – an overview by Charles Walker, Personal Trainer and GP.

Over the last five years I have become increasingly keen on trail running, and this is reflected in the enthusiasm with which I promote this facet of fitness training to participants attending Bootcamp Ascot sessions.  The combination of exercising outdoors, uneven terrain, hills, natural obstacles and unpredictable conditions – all promote the maintenance and improvement in joint position sense (proprioception) in order to reduce the risk of falls and injury in sport and everyday life.  This all adds to the cardiovascular benefits of running, and builds upon the balance, strength, power and endurance targeted in our eight bootcamp sessions weekly in Ascot and Bracknell.

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