Debra Bourne

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Newbie at ultra running

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:48

Croydon Ultra - 30 miles, gentle introduction to ultras, 5th July. You pass the start/finish at the half-way point so can leave stuff and stock up there if you want. Second half is mostly flat.

Croydon Ultra 30M

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:44

Hi Ian, I intend to be running this again this year - it will be my first ultra since my tendon injury! I'll even get around to doing the entering bit one of these days... See you there.

North Downs Way 50 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 23:23

Trail shoes PLUS debris gaiters on NDW if you don't want to keep stopping to get bits of stone or stick out of your shoes. If you CAN do a couple of recces do so (it splits nicely into two sections, Farnham to Dorking, Dorking to Knockholt Pound) then do so as there are one or two bits where it's possible to go wrong (done it, seen others do it) even with the extra markings on the day.

Box Hill and the 2-3 miles(?) after that are tough, but it does get easier again after that section. Accept that you'll walk up Box Hill.

This was my first 50-miler, back in 2012, and I really enjoyed it.

ankle pain on inside side

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 12:42

Agree that it's likely to by posterior tibial. Unfortunately the tendon, which wraps around the ankle bone, has a very poor blood supply so healing is slow. There -are- exercises that the physio can get you doing. Definitely get this sorted sooner rather than later or it will take much longer.

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 22:09

runlawrencerun. Just saw your post. I'll try that - once I've managed to get the ANT to work and downloaded my runs from this year...


Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:17

Go to one of the Belfast parkruns with your dog - probably be others running with a dog. (Don't forget to register and take your barcode.) 

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:30

Hi Cinders, okay, I'll look into that - thanks.

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 19:05

Oops. There is one other problem. Occasionally (about every 4-6 months) when I turn it on it "sticks"on the initial screen saying Garmin etc. I've tried (a) leaving it on for 10-60 minutes; (b) turning it off and on again several times. Eventually I turn it on again and it works. Anyone else ever had this? If so, any way you've worked out to make it work when it does this?

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 19:03

I like my 310xt - decent battery life in particular. Only problem is I didn't use it for about eight months (little problem with a torn tendon so I wasn't running), meanwhile I had to change computers and so far the ANT hasn't worked with the new laptop. *Sigh* Any recommendations for where to look for troubleshooting? I'd like to get all my recent runs uploaded.

Can foam rolling damage your veins ?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:09

That's talking about arterial function, not venous.

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Discussions started by Debra Bourne

Loss of padding - Salomon 10+3 vest backpack

Any ideas how to make it effective again? 
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Bandaging to support posterior tibial

Aiming to minimise further strain during race 
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Calf cramp - when NOT running

usually when I've been sitting down 
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Backpack washing advice please

For my Salomon 10+3 wings vest backpack 
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Trail running shoes for small wide feet?

For 50-mile ultra 
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Raidlight backpack - water bottle-elbow collision

Any solution? 
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Garmin upload problem

ANT agent has loaded from 410xt but upload failed - how do I get the data? 
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Speeding up from 50K to marathon

How do I get faster again in nine weeks? 
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Up the long run or increase the next-day run?

Which have people found better? 
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Talkback: Weekday Winners: The Winners!

Well i just looked at the listing of winners for the first time and I'm gobsmacked because I seem to have won a pair of running shoes - but ... 
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Top of foot pain - any suggestions?

Not stress fracture - further up the foot and up the lower calf 
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Physio in Beckenham/Bromley/West Wickham/Croydon?

First run after 5 weeks off and side of foot pain returns 
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Metatarsal stress fracture recovery

Recovery recommendations please for asap but not too soon... 
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Increasing speed, forefoot/minimalist shoes

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Hill training

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