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Posted: 26/09/2013 at 17:35

Blue man for me too. Link was spot on - I'm not in.


Posted: 25/09/2013 at 13:39

330 or bust: they did last year. I entered but picked up a knee injury so pulled out and have a guaranteed place this year, although I still have to pay. Pretty sure you can get into Edinburgh if you apply soonish anyway.

P.S. Just did a bit of digging. The website is registered to RealBuzz, who provide the website for VLM - it is not therefore fake, although hacking is a slim possibility. I vote for the face saving option.



And this on the RealBuzz site:

"Alongside our own websites, we also offer online products and services to mass-participant sports, health and fitness events. Our partner websites currently include: The Virgin Money London Marathon, adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, adidas Women’s 5K Challenge, Bupa London 10,000, Reading Half Marathon, The Sun-Herald City2Surf, Beijing Marathon, Dublin Marathon, LA Marathon, Big Sur International Marathon, Washington Marine Corps Marathon, The Marathon de Paris and the BMW Berlin Marathon."


Posted: 25/09/2013 at 13:27

I got the "can't find details as being succesful in the ballot" (or similar) message. Pasword etc defnitely correct so I supect I'm not in. My knees are pleased, but I haven't told them about the Edinburgh plan B yet.

Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 14:14

Sorry, could have sworn I replied to this.

Thanks, will try lat pull downs. Also found an arm bike at the gym that might be handy for arm endurance.

Enjoy your Scotland trip - hope the weather holds out.

I run likeTsegaye Kebede...

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 16:25

I went to see a podiatrist for an assessment this week. One of the tests he ran was looking at me running on a treadmill and, from behind, seeing how many toes were visible on the outside of the leg - i.e. whether my feet were aligned or splayed out.

My feet are fairly strikingly turned out when I run. This is apparently not great, but I happened across a picture of Tsegaye Kebede (winner of men's race in this years London Marathon) in a book I'm reading and noticed his feet do the same thing! Do a Google image search if you don't believe me.

I think someone should Mr Kebede he's doing it all wrong!

Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 13:12

Just registered for the Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon. It's:

  • 3km canadian canoe
  • 25km mountain bike
  • 5km run

Never done a triathlon of any kind before, and currently not running due to knee problems, so should be interesting!

Anyone done this? Any tips for canoe traning without a canoe?

Orthotics - worth it?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 19:14

Thanks both. I know from previous visits that I need to stretch and strengthen too. I'll keep an open mind when I see the podiatrist.

Orthotics - worth it?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:55

Hi all,

I've currently got runners knee or something similar. I saw a new physio today, the old one having left. The new one is a biomechanics specialist and she reckoned I had tibial equinus (or however it's spelt), plus slightly different length legs. She did a bit of work on the knee and advised me to see a podiatrist about getting orhotics which will apparently prevent recurrence once the swelling/irritation has gone.

None of the other physios I've seen picked up on any such problems (and they did look), so I'm wondering if today's is more observant or just keen to put everything down to mechanics.

What do you all think about orhotics? Have they helped you? Do I really need to wear them all the time? Are they complete BS? Any opinion welcome!

Entry date for London marathon 2014 to get into ballot?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:06

Ballot opened before 6am last year. I know this because I got up early to do it and have the email confirmation date 05:54am!

Not that it did me any good, didn't get in. Entered the Edinburgh Marathon instead, but had to widthdraw recently due to knee injury. With luck 2014 will be my marathon year instead.

Knee pain

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 13:54

I would look for a sports phyio/injury clinic if you haven't already. Unlike your GP (probably) they may well be runners themselves and if not will very likely have seen most knee injuries going.

In my case (as I just commented on another thread) I was seen by someone that has a few marathons under their belt. I was given an enforced running break but a daily programme of (hard) exercises and cycling, before very gradually going back to running again.

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