I must admit Alan I didn't think this was one of your brightest ideas and I had a feeling it would all turn out to be a damp squib. How wrong could I be!! Couldn't make it to any of the races but looking at the comments on FB etc it looks like everyone had a great time,there seems to be a real sense of comaraderie between all of the competitors and it looks like some strong friendships have been made. Well done to all involved.
I've taken a few digs over the years,comes with the territory of being a regular drinker in a big city for 20 plus years. On the odd occasion it has happened it's rarely been random,usually down to a misunderstanding or a disagreement involving a friend. Lots of it is bravado but I think you've gotta stand up for yourself,if you throw a few digs back,especially if it's someone you're likely to bump into again,there's much less chance of it happening again. A guy I had a disagreement with a few years ago (along with a few of his burly friends!)realised I wasn't a soft touch,next time I saw him we were fairly civil,shook hands and agreed it would go no further,if I hadn't have fought back I think I might well have been attacked again.
I didn't but I was probably just being overly cautious by going to the doctor and maybe as it was in the early stages the increased mileage helped to build the muscle back up anyway and sort of cured itself. Someone with expert knowledge may come along and say that's a load of rubbish though! This might help: