Hello Graham. Sorry to read all this. If the head surgeon said it wasn't a torn labrum/ FAI, did he say what he thought it was?
I had FAI and torn labrum in both hips. I had operations in 2011 and 2012 and started running again in 2013 (9 months after the 2nd op). Before the operations, I had lots of clicking in my hips and lower back; since then, I haven't had much at all. I've been able to get back to a good level of running, completing my first post-op marathon 2 weeks ago (and getting a 5 second PB!).
Good luck finding out what's wrong and getting it sorted. Keep pushing for an answer and remedy. And keep working on core stability, especially glutes.
Matt Roberts 11 - huge congrats on your time, even though the extra few seconds (3:00:06 chip time) may seem annoying at the moment. Were we running near each other for part of it (female, white and red club vest)?
Hope everyone had a wonderful experience. I loved it out there today - lots of great support and perfect conditions. I ran a slight negative split to finish in 2:58:05 (chip time) - a PB by 5 seconds! That's 3 Abingdons and 3 2:58s.
Looking forward to hearing people's stories.
Thanks for the shout-out Fido2Dogs . And for the cheers, photos and general organisation of the fab race, OS