Lakeland 50 is a great race - and it's the one that got me into ultras when I'd never run more than HM (I read about L50 and knew I wanted to do it - just after I'd told my husband I'd stick to HM because I didn't think I could find the time for marathon training...).
Mc Hilly: offroad, more (and much more technical) ascent and descent than Comrades. You have a route map and instructions, but need to navigate (no route markers, unlike e.g. NDW50), including quite possibly in the dark, unless you're very fast. Aid stations are good, but obviously further apart - e.g. 8-10 miles or so and you do have to carry water and food and a variety of compulsory gear. It's a great event - fantastic camaraderie.
I had a Weber B fibular fracture almost exactly a year ago. Plate and screws. First jog strides (barefoot round the edge of a cricket pitch - heavenly! at about three months, five minutes at three months after surgery, slow progression for the first month then much faster. Ran a 26.8 mile training run just before Christmas, an official marathon in late January not much slower than my previous time (although nowhere near as fast as you), and a 34 mile hilly trail race in March. Was heading for Comrades until I stress fractured my pelvis 16 miles into the London Marathon...
What is really important is to do the physio exercises and make sure you get back to full range of motion in your ankle (I did the exercises but didn't quite regain full flexion/extension - that put my pelvis out of alignment, which led to the stress fracture). So I'd recommend that when you've been running for a few months and you're getting your mileage back up, you should go to a physio to be checked over for any imbalances.
PG3: great race (and pre-race) report. That bus journey would have had be tense as anything and a nervous wreck by the time I arrived.
It's my one-year anniversary of breaking my ankle. Achievements during the past year included completing two official marathons and one hilly 34-mile trail ultra as well as a few parkruns, a couple of cross-country races and a number of 20+ mile training runs, even if Comrades was a bust. Next weekend (eight weeks post pelvic stress fracture) I will begin working back into running. Hopefully I'll be there for Comrades 2017...
Not my good camera - larger, heavier to carry and more likely to make me a target for thieves, even though it's not great by modern standards (only a bridge camera, not SLR). But the little one does have a five-times optical zoom, so still better than a phone's camera. (The better one has a 40x zoom, takes more photos more quickly and would have coped much better with the low light levels towards the end in the stadium).