I've not entered this year, wasn't really confident with ongoing knee problem. However, after buying a pair of Hoka's and getting round the Haworth Hobble pain free I'm going to see how I am later this year and if I'm running OK I'll try and get a place. Fingers crossed........
Thanks for the link - I noticed it on the FRA forums but have now read it properly. I'm assuming the "dips" mentioned are mini one leg squats (the physio has given me these to do). It's a pity there isn't a link on there to the full article. I've also just started squats, lunges and dynamic lunges - hopefully improving quad strength will help. Knee doesn't seem too bad after yesterday's run on Moel Y Gest. I've ben trying to find out if spinning helps or not? Did a session tonight and it was painless so I'm assuming it's OK and will help with flexibility
Thanks for the advice Pete. What you are saying about shoes backs up something I read on the internet about lower profile shoes putting less strain on your knees. I think I'll try some new road shoes and start using my Roclite 319s for trail runs. I had been a bit lapse with training and now I'm stretching twice a day it's improved a bit, need to do some quad strengthening too. I had some ultrasound and manipulation of the knee cap this week at the physio which has loosened it up a bit - just back from a 5 mile fell run and it felt much better than I expected .
I've been diagnosed with arthritis in my right knee. It's manageable to some extent but is restricting my training. I guess it won't improve much until I have an arthroscopy to clear out the debris. I'm looking for a running shoe, presumably with maximum cushioning that will help. My left foot pronates a bit so need a bit of stability. I'm medium build and weigh 11.5 stone. I've previously used New Balance 1224 and 1226 (before the diagnosis) which were great shoes, but their replacement, the 1260V2 seems to have a different, much tighter fit in the toe-box, despite being from the same PL1 last. I do a mix of fell, tail and road and am looking for any road and trail shoe suggestions that will hopefully help the problem.