just written snail mail as cannot get through any other way - pointed out rudeness of staff and long wait, over 20 mins just to pick up race pack. Asked for small t and got a large which is totally useless to me. I also had £30 stolen from my rucksack while it was in the pen, can't prove it but I know it was there. All in all, an expensive race. Thoroughly enjoyed the race itself but the organisation and poor value means I definitely won't do it again unless Mike O'Reilly replies to my letter offering me a free place next year as compensation - that would restore my faith. I'll let you know!
Thanks for your reply - sorry you didn't get in but it was my fifth attempt! Apparently if you can prove 4 rejections, they eventually take pity on you! What a shame it is my unfittest year. I have been to see a physio/osteopath- the calf feels a lot better today and he thinks it a muscle tear but I am not supposed to run on it for 10 days but go for long walks and swims instead. He used a funny machine that felt like a vibrating slendertone and when he started on my exposed bottom I was feeling a little uneasy! However, he then worked down the legs thankfully. I think he thought it could be referred pain from somewhere else but I am convinced it was localised calf pain. Anyone else had this type of treatment? Hopefully back on the road soon! Dianne
Dear Iain and Paul, Many thanks for your prompt replies! I will look for a physio tomorrow and hope this is short lived........... Iain, you don't say whether you are doing London this year - if you are, the very best of luck. Paul, I hope your foot injury clears up in enough time for you to be able to take up your place.
Help! I've just got into FLM on my 5th attempt and I have been lucky not to have any injuries before now. I pulled what I thought was a calf muscle running for the tube on the 27th Dec - it felt sore enough to make me limp a little but I have carried on training as, although a little sore, it wasn't getting worse. I couldn't do anything fast though. I've just been out for my long run and, although I was aware of the muscle, it seemed to be OK until after 20 mins when I got a type of stabbing pain at the bottom end of the calf muscle. I stopped straight away and am back home with an ice pack on it. Any idea what I have done and how to treat it please? I am terrified I'm going to lose out on my training!
Aiming for a sub 4:30 for my first FLM - it has taken me 5 attempts to get in through the ballot. Weekend long run companion would be great - Streatham, London. Good luck everyone with the training - see you at the half at Silverstone?