Pipes


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Headington 5 Mile

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:00

Fab race today - thank you Ulen and team. So many great marshals! Looking forward to next year already. Off to consume the remaining the contents of my goody-bag now

Tickets for Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix - 24th August 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 15:49

Yes, please!! I wanted to go but am on an economy drive after summer holidays. I will PM you.

Sleaford Striders Summer 10k

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:10

Thank you again for organising such a great race. I loved it, as did other members of my family. Thank you in particular, Matthew, for being so helpful in sorting out my prize when I had to leave early. I don't like missing presentations but I had strict orders to get back to my kids at a reasonable time.  

I've left my review already  Such a friendly event. I will definitely be back. Hopefully one year, the kids will be able to come and do the fun run! 

Can't believe I got a PB, despite being much older and with dodgier hips that when I last set a 10K PB!  Please could you organise a 5k, now, so that I can improve my time in that distance as well

Headington 5 Mile

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 14:30

I ran it last year and would definitely recommend it. There was a lovely atmosphere and it really was flat and fast. I'll be there again this year

(I'll just need to make sure I don't run too hard at my 50th parkrun the day before!)

and the results are in !!!!!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:50

Sorry to hear about your injury, but at least you have a diagnosis you can work with.  There is a thread for FAI (femoroacetabular impingement) with others who have had something similar, although it's not posted on very often at the minute.  I've had keyhole surgery on both hips for everything you mentioned. I think I had a 'bony' lesion, rather than a 'body' lesion - could it be that instead? Good luck on the road to recovery. 

Ankle/shin giving out/ weakness/pain sensation while running

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:54

Megzie1234 - you've described my symptoms almost exactly. I've had them since late October, although the main site of discomfort changes.  I also have the ache further up the leg, but to a lesser degree.  I've just made a doctors' appointment to see if I can get some sort of scan.  I thought initially that it was a calf tear, then PF, then achilles tendonitis, then a stress fracture in the shin. Then I looked up PTT and it seems to fit with an ache in all of those areas.

The MRI should give valuable info. Please come back and update with your results and progress.

White Horse half marathon

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 06:30

Hi Andy - did you get a place for this? I have one that I will use if I have to...but I haven't been doing the training for it.  If you want to look into a transfer, let me know! (same goes for anyone else reading this who might like the place)

Sleaford Half Marathon

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:48

Having really enjoyed the Sleaford 10k in the summer, I was looking forward to racing this.  However, I've been injured since late October. Been doing some runs recently, but not long enough or often enough to do it 'well'.  I want the t-shirt, though!!  I'm hoping that some of my former fitness carries me round, unless someone who hasn't entered yet spots this and fancies making some sort of offer before the closing date

Would you advise multi-terrain or road shoes, Matthew Lennard?

Chronic Groin/back injury

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:32

Sorry to hear of your groin/hip/ back/ back trouble.  Is there any chance of you pushing the GP for an MRI (with dye injection, perhaps) on your affected side?  I had hip trouble for over 2 years and it also gave me back/ glute pain.  My condition was diagnosed as femoroacetabular impingement with a tear in the labrum.  Your injury may not be anything like this, but your description of the 90 degree/ twist thing sounds like one of the tests they did on me.  My problem was misdiagnosed by a number of different medical experts, but they did take me seriously and put me on the waiting list for an MRI very quickly. 

I hope you find out what's wrong soon and get some help to return to pain-free exercise.  

Femeroacetabular Impingement

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 19:49

Hi everyone and welcome, miami mike.  Been reading about people's experiences with the cortisone. I had one about 13 months after my first op and, to be honest, it didn't make much difference.  I think the hip just took longer than expected to settle down, which was probably (partly) down to the fact that my other hip wasn't right. Once that one was corrected, everything gradually settled...after about 9 months! I had my first op in Dec 2011, 2nd in Sept 2012 and was running short distances without pain from April 2013.

parklife - you asked for an update .  I didn't want to repeatedly come on here with lots of positive me me me posts when, sadly, many of you are still getting pain/ discomfort and unable to run.  But things have been going very well. I got a 10 mile PB (sub 63) in October and won a half marathon in mid-November - accomplishing many things I never would have expected to happen again post-op.  I hope that gives people some hope, even if your aim is to return to a parkrun or similar.

When I started building up my distance, I did my exercises religiously - bridges, squats, clams etc.. I haven't been so good recently and I know I have to do better.  When I try to do too much, my body tells me about it - I get aches and stiffness in my glutes, hip flexors, quads, shins, calves, achilles...actually, everywhere!  It may be weakness from my 3 years of not running.  I need to stay sensible and get regular (fortnightly) sports massage to let me carry on running.  I don't do any x-training - nothing gets me motivated like running does.

I will keep reading and wishing the best for all of you.  People say it takes a long time to recover and it really, really does.  People also say that everyone's experiences of FAI/recovery are different, and that is also true.

 

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