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According to the Common Cold Research Centre in Cardiff, the average adult will suffer around two to five colds a year.

Apart from the sheer misery of a bunged-up nose and stuffy head, catching a cold can result in an untimely break in your training. In around 25 per cent of cases, symptoms can last for up to two weeks.

While it's possible to catch a cold at any time of year, rates of cold and flu leap upwards during the winter months, and can spread quickly. Although it's not fully understood why colds have a seasonal pattern, a lowered resistance to infection and the freezing air are thought to contribute.

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