If it's a sporting hernia injury,the only thing that will solve it is surgery-sounds likeit could be a "Gilmores Groin" which is different from an inguinal hernia-it's actually a group of injuries,rather than one problem on it's own-Hopefully you have the right diagnosis-If it is a Gilmores groin then physiotherapy won't help at all-I would make enquiries at your local private hospital and specifically try and find someone who specializes in Gilmores Groin.
Failing that you could book into the London Groin and hernia clinic and see Jerry Gilmore himself,who would be able to give you a definitive answer-I should point out that I am a Chartered Physiotherapist with 25 years experience,so I do have some idea of what I'm talking about!!!-hope this helps
Just chatting with some mates from the running club last night,and we're considering doing a half marathon abroad next year,part serious run part social trip-have done similar in last 2 years with the Dublin half and Vienna full marathons-anybody out there got any inside info on good foreign events??
Definitely thought the mile markers were out-I did a ridiculously fast 3rd mile(according to the mile marker that is!) then all to bits on the next 2-As to the SIS gels,I've used them over the last couple of years and get on with them brilliantly-don't make me run any faster,but I feel heaps better when I use them on a long run!-Infinitely preferable to the Leppin gels which have the consistency(and taste!)of frog spawn,and made me physically sick!
enjoyed the race,just crept in under the 4 hour mark but was hellishly windy around the lake and last couple of miles after that-just like to say to the lady from Yorkshire that I ran with for a mile or two (about mile 17-18 -before you left me standing!)Hope you got the time you were after-you were running brilliantly for your first marathon(certainly better than I was!)