having problems with stitch whilst running all ideas as to why and how to cure it would be welcome
I have been down this road myself and there is a host of options - try them all and find one that suits you.
1: Lean over and breath deep and slow while running
2: Maintain hydration - don't over hydrate
3: Create a rythymic breathing pattern - aligning your breathing with your foot fall
4: Carry 2 grapes in each cheek - the slow release of juicy grape hydration long carb energy offsets the stitch
Try them and see if they work (except 4 which is of course complete nonsense)
I don't get them very often but when I did, I used to poke my fingers fairly hard into where the pain was - sounds weird, but it worked for me.
Interestingly, in the free sport magazine today, there was a bit about curing a stitch. Try
It suggested deep breathing and pushing your fingers in under the rib cage. Shallow breathing, apparently, can bring on a stitch.
You're not eating too soon before exercise, are you? Might be worth experimenting with this, if you haven't done already