Runners need to talk about incontinence and bladder weakness

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As runners, we’re more comfortable than most talking about our bodily functions. I chat openly with friends about whether or not we’ve had our pre-race poo yet. We bemoan the long queue for portaloos and discuss the best places on runs to go for a mid-run wee. I’ve even written about my periods in a national newspaper without shame.

A couple of weeks ago a guy messaged me on Instagram to say he’d seen me at the start of a race and was going to come over and …