Good luck to Iain and anyone else racing this weekend. Enjoy Muse, Big G, I bet they will be fantastic live.
Im doing the sensible thing and resting my knee. Really disappointed to miss the BUPA 10k as had really wanted to go for a PB. Did 3 miles OK yesterday but knee didn't feel right after. Will see what physio says on Wednesday. Would rather miss a race than a whole summer's running.
somewhere about a study that looked at amount of leisure time spent on sport activities by type of area people live in - I think it looked at rural versus urban versus suburban. If I remember rightly, once they took out demographic and socio economic factors, it found that those in the suburbs spend the most time on sport. Reasons for this were that those in rural areas tended to spend more time travelling to work and also had fewer sporting facilities locally. Those in urban areas also spent less time on sport as expensive facilities (and lots of other things to do). Those in suburbs had most available time and good facilities.
Might be interesting to look at something similar...
S32, that's bad news re the knee, I can really sympathise right now. I'm going to try a 3 mile run on Friday. If I get pain, I won't do the BUPA 10k and have a provisional physio appoint next week.
Emmy, would your work let you do a mufty day where people pay to wear non work clothes. Or would they donate a day's annual leave you could auction? Or could you organise a coffee and cake afternoon for friends to come to your house or maybe a beer and curry night. Someone at work is trying to raise 10k and is getting lots of celebs to donate stuff (photos, clothes, autographs) via twitter. He's then doing an online auction. He's also said that if people donate a certain amount at work, he'll shave his head!
Mamafox, good to hear you are back on form with another race planned. How do races in France compare with over here?
I thought my knee pain stemmed from my IT band but have tried some of the foam rolling which is supposed to hurt and it feels fine. So wondering now if it is runner's knee. My knees tend to roll in slightly when I run so this could be the cause. Will get referral to physio if doesn't go away this week. I'm hoping I've caught it earlier than in 2011 when I had to have 3 months off as in 2011 I could feel pain going down stairs but not this time.