I don't know whether there are too many Charity places at the VLM i just know i could not commit to raise the amounts the charities are after . I would love to run the VLM and have appled 4 times through the ballot and not got in. I have run 1 other marathon and am training for another . My frustration with London is that i know people who have got in the first time of asking or got in through the ballot 3 years running which does not seem fair . VLM needs to come up with a fairer ballot system
I recently bought a new pair of running shoes and have used about 5 times but after running i now get pain between the bottom of the calf and top of the achilles . On the left leg i also get a sort of pins and needles sensation if i have been siiting in a set postiton for a period of time .
Any one experience similiar problems and what did you do to recover ,
I had key hole last year to repair a torn cartlidge but was whilst waiting for the NHS to sort out an appointment i couldn't run but was advised to continue cycling as it was felt the impact of the running was the issue and with the cycling there was no impact .
Even after surgery i was encouraged to get back cycling asap and it took another 6 months before i could run again .
You coudl end up resting your knee for weeks and as soon as you run again it will hurt .
I know its frustrating buit best is to see yout GP and see if they can get you refered to consultant of NHS physio . Thats what happend to me and i am now running again . The only frustrating thing is that it took 10 months from seeing my GP to getting the operation performed