Swervin - you are running a marathon after a Hernia Op? Rather you than me!
I have had some serious abdominal surgery earlier in my life and it still causes my Abs grief on longer runs (scar tissue i presume) Wishing you all the best with the training. Are you planning on doing some core work as well as running?
I also have trouble with ITB and have found foam roller and excercises best to keep it at bay!
Sunnysider - I thought about the Surrey Half but its the week before Barcelona and a couple of weeks after Brighton half.
I raced Chi Half this october the week before running Amsterdam marathon and then the week after raced the GSR. Felt at the end i was on the verge of some serious injuries and learnt it was too much for me.
BUT Still thinking about it - do you know when it normally closes?
Foot better - went for a run today 5 miles and felt ok! After someone said how many miles they cover so far this year it made me check my log and it turns out i have covered over 1,300 miles this year with december to go which should make it almost 1,500. I dreadb to think how many miles you must have covered BT.