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'Mature' runners.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:42

Thanks for the welcome back (Columba, I have seen you on here before - I've been around RW since 2002, and you'll find me on the first page of this thread as well as its predecessor).

Congratulations on the tri results IW, that's impressive - that swim result was good, how are the bones now? I hope the dogs recover quickly.

Redhead, Kenyan Hills sound tough, what's your latest challenge?

I rarely have time to keep up with everyone, but it is August and the days are a bit less fraught before the schools go back. This may yet be another flying visit.

Jet the dog is a joy, and still, at two years old, a bundle of energetic and creative mischief. He has his silver 'good citizen' award from the Kennel Club and I'm hoping to start agility with him in October - that will be good for me as well! This last three weeks he's missed his daily long walk with me so he's going a bit stir-crazy right now.

I'm off the crutches now, with an MRI booked for next Saturday to confirm the diagnosis of a medial meniscus tear, which is healing steadily, so I hope to be back to running in about a month.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 14:55

Hello Popping in again after  long absence. How is everyone? (and what are Kenyan Hills?)


Posted: 12/02/2012 at 00:21

Thanks for that reply.

I've googled enough to understand some of the pitfalls of surgery, all the docs so far (11 of them) have set my expectations very low; "poor outcome" is a phrase I've heard many times. But all that is academic and google doesn't give me experience.

I was hoping for some real-life "it happened to me and this was my experience" stories to fill the gaps between pictures, and maybe offer some postives; all seems unremittingly negative at present.


Posted: 10/02/2012 at 23:05

Does anyone have any experience of this. I'm probably going to have this op in March and I wondered whether I can expect any serious improvement, other than in pain levels when I stop doing the hand therapy exercises.

Background - r hand little finger. Pilon fracture Sept 11, damaged PIP joint, Suzuki frame fitted, removed after 8 weeks. Aggressive physio has resulted in passive movement significantly better than active movement. (*I* notice there is no 'groove' in top of PIP joint - medics haven't commented on that yet.) Almost no movement in DIP joint.


Posted: 30/10/2011 at 13:44

My apologies everyone. Last year I entered under the official transfer system, so assumed this was still in operation.

However, I've just searched every bit of informaiton I can find about this race and there is no mention of the ability to transfer this year.

Therefore I conclude that it isn't possible in 2012.

Sorry to have raised hopes in vain.



Posted: 29/10/2011 at 19:39
I have a confirmed entry but have been out of action with a hand injury (pilon fracture with Suzuki frame) that has prevented me running or doing any other exercise for several weeks already, and which will take many weeks to heal properly, so I'm being realistic about the options. I may defer to 2013, but if anyone wants the place for this year, I'm happy to trade.


Posted: 29/10/2011 at 15:56


Posted: 29/10/2011 at 15:56

Hi All,

 If anyone wants a guaranteed (non-charity) place then please get in touch with me via the forum to achieve a swap.

Otherwise, how is the training going?

Brighton Marathon 2012 place wanted

Posted: 29/10/2011 at 15:54
Is this still needed? If so contact me thorugh the RW site.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 21/06/2011 at 10:42

Popping by to say hello, but as more of a visitor. I haven't run for almost a month.

That should change soon as I'm getting my head back to where it needs to be - sort of, amd starting to plan another challenge.

Sorry to read of your sadnesses OT, 62 is too young to die, and I guess the wounded soldier is *much* younger than that. I'm glad he's a survivor, but imagine things will be tough for quite a while. It's good he has friends like your son as well.

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