Parklife - depends on what the injury is and also how trained up you were before it. You say it is your first marathon - what's the longest distance you've done already?
The only advice I would give is to start some light training if you can, and listen to your body. There's just over 16 weeks to go. You need to have ramped up your mileage to get to doing a weekly total of 30+ miles, with at the very least one 20 miler by mid September. That's tough enough without an injury.
If this proves too much - and you will know - then it's better to rest and recover, and do a different marathon at a later date. Making the injury worse may prevent you doing ANY marathon, so don't risk it.
I wish I had followed my own advice last year. I trapped a nerve in my spine 8 weeks before the London marathon. I still did it but suffered badly afterwards - three months physio to sort it out....
Whoopee - I'm in - well in the ballot anyway. My ref number in the e-mail is VLM10-107107, so does that mean 107,000 registered already?? Hard to imagine that is the case if the site has been down all day. I've been trying since 9 this morning.
I've been trying all day with no success. I'm going to keep trying at regular intervals tonight. I hope the situation improves tomorrow.....
Sounds like the whole system has just not been tested thoroughly. After all, it can't have come as a surprise that thousands and thousands of people would be trying to use it!!
The thing that p*ss*es me off it the fact that the site was up and running apparently long before the advertised opening time. Would they apply the same sloppy timekeeping if there was a cut-off date/time, and someone applied after the closing time? If they refuse entries AFTER an advertised closing date, they should also refuse entries made BEFORE and advertised opening time.