Thank you for all the advice. It is true that the sciatic problem was traced to my lower back and I do special exercises before I run, and I have done all of my training on grass with no ill effect at all.
I will continue to run, off road, but with nothing in mind yet - except to eat ice cream and chocolate!!!
TS My knee problem is that I have an enlarged sciatic nerve which rubs on the outside of the knee when I run on hard surfaces. The pain eventually becomes so intense that I cannot run. However, if I walk for 30 paces I can then run for 60, so it kept me going to the end.
Thank you all for your kind words. I really enjoyed the race (my first for over 3 years) and. if nothing else, it has made me lose 2 stone in weight.
JJ They still have cargo nets. Through the first one I followed a girl with the prettiest little bum that you can imagine so didn't notice the net much. Through the second one (the very muddy one) I followed a 6'7" man so couldn''t reach it.
Well done Busbar, a good time. I think I did about 1;40.
I agree that it was not as challenging as I had thought - in fact the firm going after mile 6 played havoc with my suspect knee and I had to walk/run the last mile and a half. Shame because I had plenty left in the tank. The weather, though, was perfect - dry, calm and just warm enough.
I'm not sure where to go next if I am going to keep having the old problem. Perhaps I will have to stick to shorter challenges.
I too am looking forward to dinner with son James and his housemate who also completed todat, well in front of me.