I recall that some runners responding on this thread saying GS has no effect on your body, had a medical background as well as being runners. For this reason I parked this issue and assumed my problem must be due to something else. Its a difficult issue because there are people that report GS does cause problems. I gave up Marathons because the long training runs caused extreme exhaustion. I dont run so much these days because of dodgy knees but since I came off Ramapril, taken for high blood pressure, I seem not to get so tired. Its sometimes too easy to make assumptions on what has caused a specific problem and unfortunately I cant say that I found a concrete solution. It might be a good idea to start up a new thread on the subject to see if there are any new wizards out there that may have some good ideas for you. I am so sorry that I can not give you anything more positive than this.
Hi Tom - I have a place and am looking forward to the half marathon very much. I have raced this every year since it started and although I am not very competeitive these days, I will train up specially for this one and hope my knackered knee holds out. I travel up from Basingstoke in Hampshire.
It was good to meet you at the caravan site. Found the race very hard work and had to grind out a result. My slowest Marathon at 4:43 chip time. Just didn't have it in my legs on the day for whatever reason. I must say that it was quite an experience though.
Thanks Dips, Tracey G & Andrew Adams Two choices at the mo to get to the start. Walk-(3.5 miles - 1 hour walk). Or there seems to be a bus, No 7, that runs to the train station from the Marina at 6:47 or 7:17 and goes up Arundel road. I will try to check the bus option to make sure the timetible is correct. Tracey I am at pitch 58.