57.5 - Thanks for making me laugh! Having worked with an orthopod who used his teenage sons to relocate his dislocated shoulder I did wonder in retrospect if I could have pushed them back myself but was glad of the local anaesthetic and the skill of our young oral surgeon!
Not laughing so much about the 4 week running ban and sad to miss the Speyside Way and other delights (Rousay Half though I may walk it this weekend it's not the same!).
Christmas things, completely ridiculous!!!!
You should have come up for the Orkney 100 in July 57.5, but if you find a Nov marathon please let me know! Missed entries for GO 33 which is a shame too.
Tricia - Doing OK but disappointed (though not surprised) to hear oral surgeon say yesterday that he wouldn't advise running as a further fall would cause more extensive damage as the brace is so rigid.
So so far Speyside Way, two local HMs and Langdale out the window plus a holiday in a weeks time with no running and mushy food only. Great, time to take up knitting again or worse working on my appraisal !
Officially feeling fed up. Ran Kirkwall half on Sunday because it is there and to make up numbers to a grand total of 24, tripped in last mile, skinned knees and hands, got up, tried to "catch up" tripped again(why oh why?) and came down with a terrific crunch and upper front teeth bashed inwards. Got up, thought about crying, walked a few steps and jogged to the finish (1.54) dripping blood from mouth, nose and knees. Looked like a monster, teeth knocked backwards, waited for Peter and visiting friend to finish, other friend phoned NHS 24, went home, waited for call - ended up in oral surgery with maxillary fracture containing
the displaced teeth. Very expertly reduced but got a brace and soft food only for 4 weeks and I guess going off to run Speyside Way on Sat is now out.
So that makes three events I've missed this summer, maybe I should give up on 2015!
Tricia/TP - Still swithering about my entry, would like to do it but would be mega
bad wife leaving P behind after his stone procedure earlier in the week (it should have been a couple of weeks ago).
Somewhere they said expect an hour up on your normal marathon time. The canal section will be pretty flat and I think there's 8 or so miles of that. I think if I do it will be treating it as a short ultra, but as you say will have to carry own snacks!
Had a very slow run at Harris HM 10 days ago but still got first V55 prize, better weather than last time I did it but a bit of a headwind. Followed by 12 miles on the WHW (Kingshouse to Bridge of Orchy) while we were away and 20 miles on Sat Stromness to Birsay, which was amazingly soggy underfoot for the time of year, started warm and sunny, then rained heavily for an hour then brilliant sun for the last 8 miles.