Oh no - I've talked a friend into running this with me & have just realised that I never entered it myself & now it's full! Fingers crossed for some 'on the day' entries, otherwise I wonder if there will be any dropouts?
There seem to be a lot of posts with a similar theme, but none quite sound like my issue…
I’m currently training for a 50k trail run at the end of October and have ongoing issues with tightness in my right leg (quads, hamstring, glutes) which gives me knee soreness (aching & stiffness, nothing too dramatic) on my outer knee above the knee cap. I try to manage this with strength exercises, stretching, foam roller etc. as suggested by a physio a few months back. It has been getting better despite increases in mileage.
However, in the last week this has turned into a different type of pain, same knee on the outside but below the knee cap. It’s more of a shooting pain at seemingly random points but gets worse the further or faster I run… not good in advance of the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday!
I'll go and see a physio at some stage but does anyone have any ideas on what this sounds like or advice on short term solutions? Taping? Different stretches?
Hi Stig, I've been put in the red coral for some reason, despite putting an estimated time of 4h15-4h30 on my entry... So I'll definitely be hanging around at the back of the pen trying to keep out of people's way and not getting sucked in to running at crazy pace!
I'm another late joiner. Have been reading other people's posts rather obsessively & thought I'd say hi.
Sunday will be my first marathon & I seem to have the standard mix of excitement & nerves, but have really appreciated feeling less crazy for stressing so much about which top to wear, having paranoid dreams of missing the start and writing ridiculously long lists! I'm staying in Brighton on Saturday night & will be walking up to Preston Park from the seafront in the morning, perhaps I'll see some of you along the way!
I lived in Brighton until a year ago, so happy to answer any questions people have about the city.