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Richmond Half Marathon 21 September 2014

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:52

In what way is it London's most exclusive half marathon?!


European Marathon - Berlin or Budapest

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 14:03

I would be a bit cautious about the Budapest Marathon. This year it was meant to take place on Sunday October 12. On August 29, they announced, last-minute, that it was being changed to Saturday October 11 because of elections. I have never heard of race organisers doing this before. It meant anyone who had planned to arrive on the Saturday had to either change plans and book new flights/accommodation or pull out. And those who'd arranged to arrive on Friday and then to have a day chilling out before the race won't be able to do that either. Plus they've now changed the start time to 11am instead of 9am which not everyone is happy with. I'm just glad I'm not doing it! 

Ashtead 10K

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:26

Ignore that - as I soon as I submitted this they popped up as if by magic!


Ashtead 10K

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:21

It was great, thanks. I received an email from you saying the results are up but when I click on the link I only get the 2013 results, even after refreshing the browser. Can you help? 


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.

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