My heart and thoughts are with you and your family. Maybe your charity will let you defer? I received medical advice from my physio yesterday telling me not to run. I'm meant to run on Sunday too, so I understand the pull. That being said I was advsied by my neurologists not to run a marathon in September and I did. The pain was phenomenal, the consequences great but I sure am glad I did it if only to test my resolve and stamina. I've both in both positions. Whilst a substantial part of the marathon battle is mental, it is unlikely you are fit enough to withstand such a pounding and are risking further injuries and damage. You've been through a lot and that's before you even turn to the injury. You've raised the money and in my view, the training and preparation period for a marathon is an achievement in itself. Knee problem couple with tibia fracture is not something you can pop some painkillers for and push on through without serious damage to yourself.You should really consider deferring. There is no shame in that and you are not letting anyone down by not doing it. You will be upset, you will be disappointed and you will feel 'what if?'. I know I am, but I had a reason to push on last September and I'm still suffering from the fall out. That is why I think your head should overrule your heart. x
should say the above is written by JIM ASHWORTH-BEAUMONT, and mighty informative he is too. Without him assessing my gait (and barking instructions to correct me incessantly) and designing me bespoke orthotics I never would have been able to run with my very injured and knackered knee. He certainly managed to correct the misalignments I was left with as a result of two neuro disorders I have following strokes. So reply and get free advice or just read and learn from a master. Keri.