Cormorant that's exactly what did happen, i did stop for a few minutes (frightened myself) but i was 3 miles out on the Reculver sea wall so the stop, the slow walk, the gentle jog turned back into the run home hence my statement i ran through it, sorry i should have been more accurate and stated after it calmed down. but our body is quick to tell us " oi you really do not want to be doing that!" and i mentioned it to prevent anyone else being foolish like me running out of guilt on a full stomach. it was early in my running career when i was still pushing boundaries, thank you for your knowledge, it confirmed my suspicion it was heart palpitation / atrial fibrillation i have never experienced it before or since and that was about 3 or 4 years ago in my first year of running.
Bev we can buy a motorcycle and ride around the Isle of Man at 200mph legally yet run a continental Marathon sheeewwww (sharp intake of breath!) I have told my wife and my Daughter..if it does all go pete tong.. its how i wanted to go! selfish i know. but whats the point being here if you do not get the chance to enjoy it? the up shot is i run to my comfort zone if i shave a bit off a pb so be it but the atmosphere, fellow runners and exploring the City are what its about for me
oh i should mention the only slight issue i have ever had was a bit of a chest flutter running directly after eating Sunday dinner. note to self that's a big NO NO! about 3 years ago and i surprisingly managed to run through it.
looking at cases of fatalities (during or after Marathons) there appears to be hidden /unknown heart issue or over stimulation by supplements as a cause
just for the record I have raced motorcycles but i was never be brave enough for the TT course! they really are modern day Gladiators "I SALUTE THEM"
thank you for the heads up Dave, just found my solution, my off sick doctor (torn Achilles) had popped in to surgery and has instructed locum to sign paperwork as he did last year for Rome so I'm cock a hoop looking forward to Moscow in September (but will file the Paris marathon link for future reference)
55 (next month) typical BP 192 over 130 pulse 57 I have done 1,357 training miles (said my Garmin 210), everything from 6 marathons to 102 park runs etc and I'm struggling to get doctors certificate to run overseas yet i feel great! strange how there was no doctors stopping the beastings during 13 years Army, or the stress of 22 years prison landings but want to run an overseas marathon roll out the cotton wool!
here's my latest plea!
1310hrs Sunday 14/06/15 lunchtime directly after 7.7 mile run to Reculver
30 seconds after running inc 100metre sprint finish!
and again directly after that approx 2 minutes after running
1315hrs Sunday 14/06/15 lunchtime 5 minutes after 7.7 mile run to Reculver measured above
5 x measurements
from the above measurements I conclude the running is doing me good?
and I am infact a victim of raised blood pressure due to anxiety over medical intervention (white coat syndrome?) when measured by surgery nurse or Doctor, I have had very bad side effects on previous BP medication including hives on my neck and jaw line with clear fluids seeping from my pores! and on another medication urine incontinence overnight and permanent on going damage to my bladder cut off valve after urination.
I absolve of any blame Doctors, Nurses and support staff of ***** Surgery I declare I am fit to run and should I not feel well on the day of the race I shall walk, retire, or not start
sounds like part of the Ashford 10k course and the Charing 10k course combined so there may/will be some (ouch) inclines, nice quiet narrow twisty country lanes and some tree root jumping (and puddle jumping at speed if wet!) if its the pilgrims way above Westwell down to Charing.... hmm tempted! ... show us the route Martin...