I'm recovering from a broken metatarsal which occurred whilst running the Reading Half this year in April. Not realising what I'd done, it remained un-diagnosed for 2 weeks before I finally had an x-ray which confirmed a fracture of the 2nd metatarsal (2nd toe in from big toe).
So, now it's about 6 months on and I'm running again albeit twice a week for about 5k.
I haven't had any pain whilst running yet, but occasionally get soreness on the ball of the foot in the form of a general ache and I've also noticed that my 2nd toe in is now no longer in the same position it was in before the break - and by default slightly overlaps the 3rd toe in if I put my feet flat on the ground.
I'm now a little worried that this is going to start causing problems as I slowly increase the mileage and whats more concerning is that I've been fortunate enough to get through the London Marathon ballot, so I'm desperately trying to claw back fitness to start training in the new year.
Anyway - has anyone else had problems like this? is it realistic to be running a marathon a year after a metatarsal fracture? any opinions or experience with this would be most welcome!
I too took part in the Oxford half at the weekend - it all seemed pretty good, but I missed quite a few of the mile markers (including 8 & 9) as well, perhaps they could be better placed.
It was a really good day out; I loved the balloons on the pace makers - made them very easy to spot, the atmosphere was great and I really enjoyed the route into town and along the river (even though I kept getting stuck behind slower runners on the narrower paths!). Thanks to all involved with organising/supporting and pace making
Not sure about the route out of the car park though - it's a bit troublesome having to leave via the route everyone's running on. Not a huge deal right now, but if the event gets bigger it could cause a lot of problems!
Also interested to find out if any pictures will become available of the event - I've seen the Oxford Mail's picture page, but this is just thousands of images dumped on the site with no way of searching them ... will the pics appear on marathon-photos.com I wonder?