I agree with the others too. Had my inguinal hernia repaired last May, and it blimmin, blimmin hurt for at least a couple of weeks. I went back to running too soon (3 weeks?), but on the up-side ran my first post-op 10k end of July and got 10k and 1/2M pbs in November. I can still feel it to this day though (somedays it feels like they left a scalpel in there!). But the OP's good (go for the general anaesthetic if poss!) and they give you a sack load of drugs to take home and you get a couple of weeks off work and people visit you with cake and ginger biscuits, so it's all good!
Well done everyone! It was great, wasn't it! (even though when my wife asked how it was at the finish I said 'It was horrible', and was on the brink of blubbing like a baby!). My first marathon at age 51, and just squeaked under 4.15. Was cruising at 1.57 at halfway, just about okay until mile 18, slowed a bit to mile 21 then absolutely fell apart when the constant undulations took their toll - I could barely move at the end and had to borrow my wife's walking stick (running injury) to get back to the hotel. You can't move for hills here in Plymouth, so I should have been better prepared. Next year I will be! And can I echo all the compliments to marshalls and volunteers who were fab!
Thanks Keep Left. I'll see if I can get a suitably positioned relative to hand my shoes to as I enter the sand. The map is very small scale but does appear as though the finish is right on the border between sand and land. Can't wait! Only a few weeks to go now!
I've entered for this. Was wondering if it's suitable to run barefoot? Looks like the first part from Flookburgh might require shoes, but could I ditch them (in a bin) after a mile or so and do the remainder without? Wasn't sure about what the channels were like under foot (any stones?) and if the timing chip was required to be attached to shoes? Thanks.
I am a bit disappointed to have had no acknowledgement of my entry (and have been sitting eagerly by my inbox/phone for weeks) only to now discover that an announcement has been made on a completely different website. I know the original RW page only stated that those who were longlisted would be notified but I would have thought an announcement on the RW site to say that had been done would have been in order (at least to put the rest of us out of our misery).