TP - sounds like a fun(mainly) event! Well done! Hope you recover quickly from the fall and the chest infection.
This falling seems to be a bit of a hazard. Fortunately mainly recovered from my fall but front teeth still not in working order unfortunately.
Off tonight to attempt to dodge the half way time cutoff at Pentland Skyline. Not sure there's much chance of it for me but been talked into the attempt. May be a fun night on the boat with no cabins free as it's school hols.
Helga, sounds like a good ultra to start with. Sadly I've missed all mine this year, still wanting to gatecrash Glen Ogle! Lots of good comments about Tiree ultra too I hear.
57.5 - Thanks for making me laugh! Having worked with an orthopod who used his teenage sons to relocate his dislocated shoulder I did wonder in retrospect if I could have pushed them back myself but was glad of the local anaesthetic and the skill of our young oral surgeon!
Not laughing so much about the 4 week running ban and sad to miss the Speyside Way and other delights (Rousay Half though I may walk it this weekend it's not the same!).
Christmas things, completely ridiculous!!!!
You should have come up for the Orkney 100 in July 57.5, but if you find a Nov marathon please let me know! Missed entries for GO 33 which is a shame too.
Tricia - Doing OK but disappointed (though not surprised) to hear oral surgeon say yesterday that he wouldn't advise running as a further fall would cause more extensive damage as the brace is so rigid.
So so far Speyside Way, two local HMs and Langdale out the window plus a holiday in a weeks time with no running and mushy food only. Great, time to take up knitting again or worse working on my appraisal !
Officially feeling fed up. Ran Kirkwall half on Sunday because it is there and to make up numbers to a grand total of 24, tripped in last mile, skinned knees and hands, got up, tried to "catch up" tripped again(why oh why?) and came down with a terrific crunch and upper front teeth bashed inwards. Got up, thought about crying, walked a few steps and jogged to the finish (1.54) dripping blood from mouth, nose and knees. Looked like a monster, teeth knocked backwards, waited for Peter and visiting friend to finish, other friend phoned NHS 24, went home, waited for call - ended up in oral surgery with maxillary fracture containing
the displaced teeth. Very expertly reduced but got a brace and soft food only for 4 weeks and I guess going off to run Speyside Way on Sat is now out.
So that makes three events I've missed this summer, maybe I should give up on 2015!