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Bakers Cyst

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 22:18

Sandi, I don't know if I can be of much help, but as there are no other replies I thought I might as well answer your question! I had a Baker's Cyst which was a bit uncomfortable but didn't prevent me from running. I went for a scan (not an MRI) privately at my physio's suggestion after he diagnosed it, When I got there, I was told that the cyst had already ruptured, so no further treatment was needed. I do wonder if running on it actually helped rupture it... Yours case sounds worse than mine though. Let me know how you get on.

Unregistered running events

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:12

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of those which isn't registered - or it wasn't when I did it last year. It seems odd for such a major event but it's always over-subscribed and I suppose a lot of the entrants aren't too bothered. I only found out because I ran a PB and it would have been nice to have it included in the rankings.


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:16

I saw a consultant the other day about an arthroscopy and he told me it would take six to eight weeks to return to running or cycling. He said it would more likely be eight for the average person, six for elites who have more facilities to help them recover. 

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:32

- Large groups of tourists (especially French/Italian schoolkids) taking up all the pavement space while meandering along aimlessly in central London.

- Cyclists riding on the pavement.

- Dogs on extendable leads.

- Like Screamapillar, I have given up on other runners. Maybe it's because it's London, but most don't even make eye contact let alone say hello.

The tale of two knees

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:15

Interesting thread. I also have a meniscal tear and it is good to hear of other experiences. Mine doesn't really affect my running (I have done two marathons on it) just things requiring deep flexion such as kneeling and squatting and it also hurts at night sometimes.

The surgeon I saw recently after an MRI said that I could opt for an arthroscopy but that if it was his knee, he would leave it. At the moment I am still thinking about it... He also told me that the op would mean at least 8 weeks before I could start running again. As I am just coming back after injury (unrelated) that would be really frustrating and is one thing that is putting me off!

His opinion was that physio would not be of any use in trying to increase range of movement. 

Evening Vs Morning racing

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 23:41

I think it's purely down to whether you're a lark or an owl, not hydration or nutrition. I much prefer to race in the evenings, providing of course that I haven't had a really tiring or stressful day. I did also read somewhere that research shows most athletes race better in the evening.

Should male and female age groups be the same ??

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:40

I think V35 for women is both dated and sexist. it seems like races go with it just  because that is the tradition, but maybe it is due a rethink. I would favour the same categories as you Red Nine.

Mudchute Support Group 4

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:10

Great, thanks. See you there!

VLM 2014 kit bag

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:18

You may be doing this already but the best tip I got was to carry all your stuff in a rucksack, rather than lugging it in the kit bag, and then put the rucksack in the kit bag  when handing it in.

Mudchute Support Group 4

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:13

I will be wearing a black, red and white vest with 'Caroline' on the front. Sorry to sound clueless, but where exactly will you be, just so I can look out for you?

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