Was given antihistamine tablets and told to notbuse suncream actually as adding chemicals to the mix can irritate further. Also told to leave blisters to go down on their own rather than lancing. So keeping myself covered for the next week. Docs not able to do much it seems just relieve any pain thats there.
If it is indeed that plant its not common I think we may have just been unlucky after the weather and it may have ended up overhanging a path.
The sap damages the epithelial cells of the skin and removes any uv protection it has. This causes very painful blistering on top of the area, which in my case already hurt enough. Can also give you photo- sensitive vision and the scaring that it sometimes leaves behind can take years to heal and be allowed exposure to sunlight again.
Hi well done to you guys on your first ultra, careful though it gets addictive.
I did the event myself last year and even though the temperatures were much warmer I have to say the amount of litter was far less than this year. I think the addition of the bins in the yew forest actually made people feel it was ok to drop it next to it as opposed to holding onto it for the trip down to the pub.
Heres a question for those of you who ran it. Does anyone else have very sore red lines on their skin, most likely on the legs or lower arms? Possibly accompanied by blistering now?
I booked in early at the hostel so should see you there.
One good thing about this race is that the routes all join at points so your always running with someone, even if they're not in the same race. Last year I joined a group of people running the marathon for around 10 miles which was nice.
Only navigational point I went wrong on was after the race course. You go through a short section of woods and then take a narrow track to the right through the trees. Careful not to miss this as the main path is much wider and does look more inviting.