if you suspect someone of cheating, surely you should notify VLM. Such an over subscribed race, it grates that potential cheats get a legitimate place when a super duper runner called kaffeeg has failed to get a place year in year out.
on that note: I think they are all cheats; should all be banned and we should all have guaranteed places for the next ten years. AND: you should all be made to wear a stupid outfits that slow you down to allow me to beat you all. perhaps high heals?
What fido said. Don't touch the bottom, you need to be in the deep end. It takes a bit of practice. Try doing different strides. Keep up right. there are some videos on you tube that help with technique.
You're injured and still running? Quack or no quack....anyone will tell you NOT TO RUN!
if you're paying for a pyhsio, you get to choose who you want to see. Don't want homeopathy...don't go to one.
i went to a sports injury pyhsio. he did stretching movements and gave me exercises and did massages. He also did dry needling and acupuncture....not sure if that is part of your quack definition or not...but he asked me if I wanted it, he had the skills, I said why not.
My advice would be: stop running. Rest. Strengthen. Stretch. Aqua jog. Don't run again until no pain. As you say, you trained too much too quickly when you came back, so start back slower.