Latest posts by Britrisky

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Running following micro fracture that hasn't worked

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:58

I had a different problem to you - mine was a ACL rupture, and I had an exploratory laparoscopy - when I woke up the surgeon told me he'd done a micro fracture, gave some crutches and told me not to weight bare for 6 weeks - that was a bit of a shock!

Mine didn't work either ... I had a ACL reconstruction a year later and 14 marathons later I'm doing ok!

Milton Keynes 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:09

Its been fascinating reading the comments - this was my first double weekend. I ran Worcester on the Sunday and had no idea what Milton Keynes would be like - I'd never run more than 8 miles the day after a marathon.

In short, I loved this race - I couldn't stop smiling the whole way around. I thought the support, even during the quieter patches was fabulous - not in terms of numbers, but in sentiment - people seemed so enthusiastic. And I loved the red way (?), and all the little underpasses gave me a chance to run a bit faster downhill, so the changes of pace kept it interesting, for me anyway.

I shall definitely be doing this again, but I'd get to the car park a bit earlier!

London Marathon Doctored Numbers

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:13

I took mine in - it fits now!

2015 London Marathon Ballot

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:33

 I got a club place this year, and at first I thought I didn't want to do it again - the crowds were almost more than I could bear during the last 4 miles, they were all just screaming ...

... but then I thought about the first half of the race, and for me this was better - here were (I think) the locals ... people with music outside their homes, outside their pubs, and my favourite, two women - one banging a pan lid and the other was just dancing!! I'd do it again just to see them!! 

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:27

He didn't cheat and jump over the barrier after Tower Bridge, did he? 

Mudchute Support Group 3

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:12

I'm afraid I didn't see you yesterday - I couldn't remember where to look ... I remember passing the mud chute station, but, well, it was so busy and I was really tired...

... thanks for your time, in any case!

VLM Starting Pens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:56

For future reference, I was right at the back of pen 7 and crossed the line in 10 minutes

VLM Starting Pens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:18

I'm in blue pen 7 too - any idea how long it'll take to cross the start line from there?

Calling all experienced marathon runners...

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 21:15

Have Wet Wipes for the end, as it'll probably be a while before you can find somewhere to wash.

and clean socks for after, too (I'm not sure I'd feel safe in flip flops, so I take old comfy trainers instead), and something warm - an emergency blanket (if you get one) isn't as nice as a soft jumper or hoodie

... and something really nice to eat (Snickers for me) and perhaps a recovery shake.


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 21:08

I've twice had a phantom injury prior to a big race - I ended up at a physio one time and a podiatrist the other - neither could find anything wrong, and there were no symptoms on the day (or afterwards) ... ??

I'm not an expert, nor am I belittling your pain - the day before the Great North two years ago I was in agony just walking around Newcastle ... but totally fine come race day ... keeping my fingers crossed for you  

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VLM - how early should supporters head for the Mall?

I get it's busy at the end, but how busy, how soon? 
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London 2 Brighton

Anyone doing this or has previous experiences / tips to share? 
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No HIM rehearsal?

Does a HIM really help prepare for IM? 
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Green puncture-proof tyres

Anyone has an opinion about them - are they the bees knees? 
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How much improvement in mile times has anyone made in a year? 
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Adding names to Spreadshirt stuff

Am I missing something 
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The triathlete's sandwich equivalent

2 minute lunches avoiding bread and butter? 
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If not Nice then what?

events to fit around term time? 
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The next big iron distance coming to a town near you ...

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Its not a joke

What do you do with your dribbles? 
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Worzel Gummidge or Duncan Goodhew?

any better solutions to my chlorine straw head? 
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£1500 to spend - what on?

Not enough for a carbon TT bike, so what should I buy? 
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How long do HR monitor batteries last?

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Sports massage

Which bits do they do and who's in charge? 
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Pirate umbrella

Anyone interested? 
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