Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
28/09/2006
Date assigned
28/09/2006
Last edited
22/10/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.gronorun.nl

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr S W Bredeweg

ORCID ID

Contact details

P.O. Box 30001
Groningen
9700 RB
Netherlands
+31 (0)50 3611023
s.bredeweg@sport.umcg.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

GRONORUN

Study hypothesis

A more gradual training program for novice runners will result in a reduction of running related injuries in novice runners.

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the local medical ethics committee

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Running related injuries

Intervention

A gradual training programme lasting 13 weeks is performed by the intervention group according to prepare for a four mile run. The increase of running load is 10% per week (time).

The control group will train for the four mile run using a classic training program lasting eight weeks.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The incidence of running related injuries.

Secondary outcome measures

1. The severity of running related injuries
2. The compliance with the training programme and drop out

Overall trial start date

11/07/2005

Overall trial end date

10/07/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Novice runners (maximum of 30 minutes a month) between 18 and 65 years of age.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

532

Participant exclusion criteria

No injury of lower limb in the past three months before the start of the study.

Recruitment start date

11/07/2005

Recruitment end date

10/07/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

P.O. Box 30001
Groningen
9700 RB
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), University Center for Sport, Exercise and Health (The Netherlands)

Sponsor details

P.O. Box 30001
Groningen
9700 RB
Netherlands
+31 (0)50 3613366
g.j.pepping@sport.umcg.nl

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (Zon-MW) (The Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Study protocol on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17331264

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=17940147

Publication citations

  1. Study protocol

    Buist I, Bredeweg SW, Lemmink KA, Pepping GJ, Zwerver J, van Mechelen W, Diercks RL, The GRONORUN study: is a graded training program for novice runners effective in preventing running related injuries? Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial., BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 2007, 8, 24, doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-8-24.

  2. Results

    Buist I, Bredeweg SW, van Mechelen W, Lemmink KA, Pepping GJ, Diercks RL, No effect of a graded training program on the number of running-related injuries in novice runners: a randomized controlled trial., Am J Sports Med, 2008, 36, 1, 33-39, doi: 10.1177/0363546507307505.

Additional files

Editorial Notes