First, thanks to all of you who were crewing on Saturday - it was good to meet you, Sussex Slogger. The ice cream was a wonderful treat. Everyone at all the aid stations was fantastic, and the photographer, Richard, was really encouraging every time I met him as well - helped me to keep smiling.Somewhat disappointed with my time, but the continuing left ankle problem was compounded by a pressure point problem (which I'd padded turing into a wannabe-blister on the back of the same heel - really slowed me down on the side-sloping and rutted fields towards the end. Also, I think I started out too fast, which was my own stupid fault!Scenery, and weather were great, and underfoot conditions were good as well - if not for the aforementioned ankle. And unlike my last recce along here, and last year, I didn't fall over, which was a ncie bonus.My next Centurion event will be NDW100 where I've volunteered to help at Knockholt Pound, so hopefully I'll see some of you coming through. Meanwhile I think I'd better get to a physio and get this pesky ankle really sorted out!GKD: Sympathies for that. Re. x-rays, you may need them to be taken again in a few days - stress fractures don't always show up initially on radiographs (and sometimes never show up). If it -is- a stress fracture, you're looking at 6-8 weeks of rest and then gradual build-up again from there, I'm afraid. On the positive side, once a fracture has healed, it's healed, which in some ways is better than tendons and ligaments, which can just keep niggling for ages.
Debra - sorry to hear you ankle is still playing you around! Definitely get thee to physio, it's lingered on long enough I reckon.
GKD, ouch, hope they manage to work it out for you.
wooo! I made the race report! ha ha ha! See its all about being at the back! ha ha ha
heyyyy i finally made it back on this thread after no internet, moving house and no training nearly didnt run NDW coz i was so knackered but then thought ' i cant miss it for the world' sod it whats worst that can happen? so turned up and did it-amazing day, amazing runners, and centurion crew above and beyond any other
thanks to Caterham for having orange jelly!!
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