In November last year I fell during running, resulting in a severely sprained ankle.
Following sessions with the physio, I'm back to short runs sessions now, whilst still completing strengthening and balance exercises to improve stability. I've seen DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace online but they look very cumbersome - has anybody used them and what do they think?
Congratulations on getting in to do the GNR. I did it last year and it is an awesome experience, one you will remember for a long time. If I can give you some helpful advice on the run -
Don’t expect a quick time! There are way too many runners, just enjoy the day, enjoy the run and most of all enjoy the support you get from the crowds - they are amazing. I did GNR in 2:37 and then did Leicester Half 4 weeks later in 2:17.
Take something warm to where at the start – something old to discard before you get over the start line. You can be waiting at the start for 30 -40 minutes.
Save some energy and enjoy the last mile. You will have never seen crowds so willing to shout your name and cheer you on, a fantastic experience.
I would agree with Nelly P on your long runs – if you can get up to 17K you will be fine. Take it easy at the start and try to get into a comfortable rhythm. All in all just enjoy.