Friction!

Inner thighs. Butt. Nipples. Underarms. These are the common sites for the nastiest of nasty sporting afflictions – chafing. It results from the repetitive rub-rub-rubbing of skin against skin or skin against fabric and if you don’t deal with it when you first feel stinging then you’ll end up with a red and raw wound that will not only make every movement an excruciating experience but could end your race. The glass-half-full side of chafing is that it can be prevented and, if you’re quick, you can stop a little skin irritation from developing into a bleeding welt. Continue reading