Can i too just say how much i enjoyed the race Matt - was brilliantly organised and didn't need to get a map out once it had been marked up so well . Think the distance was maybe a couple of miles too far for me so will stick with slightly shorter stuff in future but would be more than happy to help out on CP1 next year if i'm needed (live in Northants so not just round the corner but think it's important to support fab races like yours). Hope to make it down for the marathon distance next year if it's on - it really is a gorgeous route to run!
Cheers everyone. Been to see physio and been told should be ok to run providing I tape it. One thing I don't understand though (sorry if this seems a bit dim), why do some people suggest heel inserts, which would shorten the tendon, whilst others suggest taping (which involves lengthening)?
Hi folks, am after a bit of advice here. I've just been diagnosed by my GP as having achilles tendonitis . I don't have any noticeable stiffness or pain on first getting up and don't feel any pain whilst running or walking but i do have a lump about halfway up my tendon which is painfull when pressed. My problem is i'm due to run the SVP100 on 16th August - have spent months training for it and have been looking forward to it for ages. My GP said i could be ok to run (he's just done london to brighton with a calf strain) but obviously no guarantees and there's a small chance it could rupture. This has left me feeling confused as to what to do, should i pull out or give it a go? If i rest and just cross train (with maybe a few visits to the physio), will that improve my chances of completing the run? Any advice you can give would be much appreciated.....
i ran blackpool last year. route is a bit dull (2 laps - figure of 8 along by the seafront) - is pretty much pancake flat but at one point you end up running a couple of miles of each lap on the promenade which is concrete (made my legs feel pretty trashed after). having said that i did enjoy it as the weather was ok - could imagine it being absolutely horrendous if it's windy. Don't think you'd have any problems with 2 marathons being 2 months apart (i ran one a month last year after not having done any for over a year) but don't expect to PB in both