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Shrewsbury Marathon

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 21:35

Hi all

I've been thinking about a marathon and have worked out I should be ready by mid June.  Problem is, there aren't many marathons at that time.  Most of them seem to be very hilly (South Downs). I've come across the Shrewsbury Marathon.  Does anyone know what the route is like?  There are a couple of hills but they don't look too bad.

Has anyone else already signed up?

Thanks

Paul

Edale Skyline

Posted: 02/10/2010 at 19:56

Thanks guys.  I've looked on the FRA site as well but will keep on looking nearer the time.  I'll head up that way before the end of the year and run the Edale to Mam Tor half of the circuit, up to where the cut off point is.  Give me a better idea of its a doable race for me.

 Cheers

Paul

Edale Skyline

Posted: 30/09/2010 at 19:48

Hi all

A couple of years back I was walking near Mam Tor and was passed by some runners in a race.  Turns out it was the Edale Skyline.  Well next year, its taking place on my birthday and since I didn't get into London for 2011, I'd like to do the Skyline.  The trouble is, I must be missing something.  I've been on the Dark Peak Fell Runners website and emailed them about it but i've not had a reply and its been a few months.  I can't find an entry form or even details of entry requirements. 

 I've done cross country running but never a fell race but this one looks good!  But do I need to show previous experience to be allowed to run?

 Anyone, got any info?

Thanks in advance

Paul

Dodgy Knees & London Marathon

Posted: 23/03/2010 at 19:36

Hi John

I've been told that the supra patella bursa is inflamed which is causing the pain, along with some maltracking of the knee cap due to weak muscles (can't remember the specific name) which probably caused it.

The exercises and stretches seem to be working and I've got a lot less pain now and managed a 5 mile run without the usual pain and stiffness afterwards.

I know you haven't got much info to go on but in your opinion, what do you think it might be?

Thanks

Paul

Dodgy Knees & London Marathon

Posted: 20/03/2010 at 12:21

Hi Angela

I'm in a similar situation.  My training was going well until my 18 miler 3 weeks ago.  I completed it but then couldn't walk the next day.  After seeing several doctors and resting for two weeks (no running or anything) I went to see my friendly sports therapist.  She beat up my leg, stretched and pulled me this way and that, used ultrasound and gave me some more exercises and stretches.

My problem is supra patella bursitis, an inflamed sack of fluid just above the knee cap.  I've also been prescribed some stronger anti inflamitory tablets and have been doing my exercises vigerously this week.  So far its feeling better and I go for a bike ride this evening and a short (5 mile) run tomorrow.

Back to the sports therapist on Tuesday.  In total I've missed about 3 weeks of training at a crucial time but I am convincing myself that the base fitness will still be there and so long as I can run on Sunday pain free, I then have 2-3 weeks to do some LSR's.

Did your physio give you exercises to strengthen the appropriate muscles?  If so, do those like crazy, swim lots (I should have done) and don't worry too much about the long runs.  If you miss one or two thats fine.  Its time on your feet and the most important thing is being fit to reach the start line.  You'll be amazed at what your body can do on the day.  I have a friend who never trains to more than half distance but just goes and bashes out the full marathon on the day.

 Good luck and chin up.

Paul

Anyone Tried QNT Energy Gels?

Posted: 21/11/2009 at 13:23

Hi all

After the local shops ran out of SIS gels I stumbled across these QNT gels in a health food shop.  Normally gels have about 90-120kcal per gel.  These ones have about 270 kcal and 60g + of carbs (as well as cafein).  I used one in a half and they seems quite good.  Has anyone else used these and what's your experience of them?

 Thanks

Paul

Stevenage Half-Marathon incorporating the Herts Vet County Championships

Posted: 31/10/2009 at 15:23

Hi all, hi Mick and Phil

 I ran your Draycot Water half earlier in March which was great fun.  My first and only half so far.  But it had miserable weather by the end, hail and gales.  I hope its not like that tomorrow or I might begin to think any race with Mick and Phil is bound to have terrible weather!!

Good luck and see you there.

Paul

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