In­jury holds up fun run train­ing


Old and new in­juries are an­noy­ing Jedd Hen­der­son’s path to Auck­land’s big­gest fun run on March 5.

Half­way through his train­ing pro­gramme, his 27-year-old body is turn­ing against him.

A few weeks back Jedd Hen­der­son ran the same dis­tance of the 8.4 kilo­me­tre The Ports of Auck­land Round the Bays course length, in town.

‘‘My calf was pretty sore af­ter that, and then I pulled some­thing else play­ing soc­cer.’’

He’s also been putting work in the gym but has done some­thing to his wrist, the Ti­ti­rangi man says.

The full­time en­gi­neer is not sure how - but the train­ing brought up an old in­jury and it’s swollen up.

‘‘I’m pretty gut­ted. I can’t do any­thing.’’

He’s await­ing to see the phys­io­ther­a­pist on Fe­bru­ary 17 to re­view the dam­age.

‘‘It’s just an­noy­ing more than any­thing.’’

Although his body is play­ing up, Jedd Hen­der­son in­sists he’ll be sweet come the day of the event.

‘‘I know I can run the dis­tance if I need to, I just know I’ll hurt af­ter­wards. ‘‘I’ll prob­a­bly just take it easy.’’ He’s still en­joy­ing spend­ing time run­ning with the rest of the Hen­der­son group.

‘‘It’s pretty cool to run to­gether and train to­wards a com­mon goal.’’

Like his wife Jess Hen­der­son, his nu­tri­tional im­prove­ments in­volve con­sum­ing more wa­ter.

‘‘I’m sup­posed to be drink­ing two and a half litres a day, which is a chore.

‘‘I’m def­i­nitely not at that level a day. I feel like I’m al­ways drink­ing and pee­ing.’’

But it’s some­thing he says has made him more aware of and will con­tinue to im­prove on be­yond his train­ing for Round the Bays, he says.

With just three weeks un­til the day, Jedd Hen­der­son says he’s fo­cused on get­ting his in­juries sorted out so he can fin­ish the 8.4 km course.

Round the Bays is on March 5 and starts at 9.30am.

The 8.4km course starts on Quay St and runs along the wa­ter­front to St He­liers Bay.

Reg­is­ter now at roundthe­ to en­ter the fun run.

Fair­fax Me­dia owns the West­ern Leader and is a Round the Bays ma­jor part­ner.

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