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Parkruns in London

Posted: Yesterday at 07:01

Oops! parkrun not P!

Parkruns in London

Posted: Yesterday at 07:00

The only London Parkrun I've done is Gunnersbury. I did it a couple of years ago when I was down on holiday. From what I remember the route was fairly flat and much of it was on the park paths. It was very friendly and only a couple of tube stops from the Premier Inn at Earls Court (get off at Acton Town) which made it easy for me!



Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:30

Thanks LM.H, how are you? When did you earn the .? 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 14:11

 Thanks Princess Leah for such detailed information. I definitely need to do more stretching. I go to Pilates and have found that painful afterwards but need to stretch more as I am tight in the Achilles, calf, hamstring! Glad to hear you've recovered, albeit from a long road and perseverance. 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:51

Morning folks,

Just wondering if anyone's had a positive outcome with sesamoiditis?

I started feeling pain under my big toe joint at the end of March. Initially it was sore after a run and felt like I had a stone in my shine from then on which had me cutting runs short. Doc diagnosed osteoarthritis after a quick jiggle of the joint. Said there was nothing that could be done as it's wear and tear. Get some cushioned insoles and take it easy.

I the spoke with the osteopath that I see occasionally and she didn't think the joint was arthritic. She tested it with a tuning fork for stress fracture (but did point out that you rarely get a false positive, would be a very unscientific test) and it was fine. Had acupuncture which did seem to help ease it as by then I was experiencing pain all around the big toe and off I went on a walking holiday.

Walking felt relatively good - big, heavy soled boots with sorbathane insoles and although uncomfortable in the evenings it wasn't unbearable. Walked 10 miles a day on average in the Lakes (Wainwrights). Returned home, ran 5k on two consecutive days, the pain kicked in and lasted another two days before fading a little. 

I decided to rest at that point and am now coming up to 3 weeks off. I saw the physio last week who has diagnosed Sesamoiditis as it's now a very specific sore point. I feel pain when I get up, it eases after a bit of time on my feet, and returns as the day progresses.

Last night I walked to the local pub, and from other short walks it appears about 10-15 mins in my limit before it gets sore. It'd driving me mad not being able to run. Hence wondering if anyone has had a positive outcome? 

Currently using self massage and rolling with a frozen water bottle. Back to physiology next week to see how we're getting on.  

Off to parkrun soon. The only good thing is that I can volunteer even more! 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 06:44

Running well Stephen.

Sorry folks, I'm out! Finding when I run I'm then in pain for a day or two; informal chat with physio last night at Pilates and she reckons it's sesamoid connected. Got a proper appointment on Friday but I've been told to rest for a week initially. Here's hoping its short term. 

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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:12

ProSport for me; used to be a big fan of P20 but find I burn as my vitiligo is getting worse. Anyone else have problems with this?

Stung inside mouth by a bee (not dead yet)

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:07

I was bitten by an insect one evening late in the week. As always, I reacted and it swelled up, so didn't think that much of it. I then did a long run on Saturday and the swelling and redness grew. Popped in past the chemist to get some antihistamine and she asked to see it. Told I had to go straight to the emeregency GP service - felt a bit of a fraud and asked if it could wait until Monday; told NO! When I got there, the GP gave me a hefty dose of antibiotics, drew around the large swelling and gave instructions to head to A & E immediately if the swelling or redness travelled further. Moral of the story - take antihistamines sooner and don't run if your leg swells up!

On another occasion we had a bird themed run for a friend's hen do, so I went as a seagull. Part way round the local parkrun, I felt a nipping on my shoulder. Damn, a pin's sticking into me was my initial thought. I then realised there were no pins in this part of my costume and lifted the 'wing' to discover a wasp stinging me! I'm terrified of wasps (and convinced I'll die of anaphylactic shock if stung) so to say the air turned blue is an understatement! I lived to tell the tale

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:02
That's good news. Well done Stephen ????

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:16
Sounds tough Juggler, but a great time all the same!

We're on hols in the Lakes just now so no running. On the upside, I saw the osteopath before we came here and she reckons it's misdiagnosis re my foot & thinks I've strained the tendons; said she'd expect more clicking or crunching if it was arthritis of any sort. She did acupuncture for me and it felt better yesterday and today looks more like a normal toe (less swollen) today, although walking loads it is getting stiff. Seeing her again on return so hopefully be sorted soon.
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