you're absolutely right. When I tell people I have a broken ankle and I don't have a cast they're surprised but I've subsequently discovered that for my kind of break -(fibula) - this is quite common depending on how bad things are. I'm reasonably optimistic of a reasonably fast recovery.
many thanks for that link. Will be useful in a few weeks. Still too painful at the moment.
My fitness levels were good leading up to my slip. i was taking a very long-term approach to marathon training and had already been building up over the previous few months. Was doing up to 10 miles at weekend and 4 x 3 or 4 miles in the week. Mainly at low intensity, couple of tempo sessions - but I was attempting to build a solid base.
I would still like to do the Brighton Mara and wouldn't be put off by run/walk. My biggest concern would be making the injury I have worse or seeing a recurrence. I'm aiming to make running a lifelong pursuit (I'm 50) and don't want to risk rushing back just to achieve a single objective.
Would really love to hear from people who had broken ankles and made successful returns.