I have been diagnosed with Runner's Knee. I'm finding it a long and slow rehab process. I originally stopped running for a month (after attempting a couple of runs and being in pain throughout). Since then the knee has got better, but it's still very painful after about 5k. To the point that I can't actually run much further than this at the moment.
I've been given lots of physio and strengthening exercises to do. Just feel quite depressed at the moment as nothing seems to be helping. Maybe I want a quick fix and it's not going to be one. I am signed up for a half marathon in October and really not sure whether to pull out.
I almost sacked it off myself to be honest, I'm not suprised some of the marshalls didn't turn up, especially because there was no cash incentive to be there. My friend considered doing it, but after checking the weather forcasts decided not to. Maybe the organisers need to pay for the marshalls to guarantee they turn up? I also done the Grazia Nike 10k last October and my friend marshalled there and got about £50 I think.
There were quite a few hills on this course, don't they count for the extra 0.5k I guess I need to do another one pretty soon and see whether I'm nearer 57mins or 53mins!
I was also very suprised at my time. I'm a newbie to running, this is the third 10k I've done, both runs before I've been around 57min, today I managed 53min despite the horrendous conditions!
I remember thinking at the start of the race "just get round it without stopping, don't think about beating your time" because it was soooo cold and wet, I really thought I'd struggle.
I know that a couple of times when I felt tired I pushed myself to run faster so that the race would be over sooner and I could start enjoying the post race brunch so maybe that's why I shaved a few minutes off my time. If it really was 10k then I'm very chuffed with my result aqnd will definitely try and aim for -50min next time!
I agree, sometimes the race didn't seem to be that well organised, infact I had to stop mid-run at one point to let a double decker bus drive past. They were advertising marshalls online right up until race day so maybe they were understaffed?
I would do the race again as I think on a decent day it could be quite an enjoyable race, and the brunch afterwards is good, but I don't think it's a race to take that seriously as it's not particularly well organised.