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Outside knee pain

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:02

Thank you! PB for marathon (3:09) so happy with that. I've booked in an appointment with the Podiatrist so hope to get things clarified! Planning to rest now till Saturday - silly idea running last night so soon after the marathon (what are we like!).

Thanks for your advice, shall be foam rollering tonight.

Outside knee pain

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:28

Advised that I am running/landing on the outside of my feet*

Outside knee pain

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:27

Hi all,

Just after some advice. I ran a marathon on sunday. Prior to this and during the marathon I have been absolutely injury free. After the marathon I felt some pain when driving home in my left knee when extending to the clutch.

I did a gentle jog last night and experienced this pain in my outer left knee at the side. I'm hoping this is just some post marathon inflammation but would welcome your thoughts.

I was prescribed custom made orthotics about a year ago and have been pain free since. However, I tend to get stiffness in my outer calfs, ITB and outer knee and having been watched running by a sports masseur, have been advised that I am on the front, outside of my feet which is obviously putting a lot of strain on these areas. I have noticed this on some post race photos, as I do tend to land on my outer foot. Having said that, I am running very well and getting faster!

My first thoughts were have the orthotics over-compensated too much and therefore altered my gait excessively, as opposed to helping me to run in a neutral position?

Any thoughts welcome...

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:03

3 hours 9 for me. Happy with that, just lost it a bit in the final 3.

Had a bit of a stressful morning, I'd planned to park in the Football Stadium Car Park but having left Altrincham at 7.45 am, went the wrong way! By the time I got reasonably close all the roads were closed, then proceeded to get lost so abandoned my car and walked/slow jogged 2 miles to the start with 10mins to spare!

Fantastic support and organisation, I thought the water pouches were a great idea, though would have preferred a bottle. No isotonic drinks either?


Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:06

I'm planning on battering the carbs from Wednesday (though going for a curry tomorrow!). I've found myself scoffing everything and anything....

Easy 6 miler for me tomorrow then 4 of Thursday followed by a sports massage.

Does anyone know what the traffic is like from Altrincham to Old Trafford? I realise its only 4.5 miles in the car but trying to figure out how much time I need to give myself.

Had a look at the forecast, don't mind a bit of rain but wind can bugger off - and yes I'm talking about the weather.....


Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 22:01

Confidence boosting Parkrun PB for me Saturday and a faster than intended 10 miler today. Raring to go now. 

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 13:25
Hi all, steady 15miler for me today.

Can anyone provide parking advice. I'm staying at a hotel in Altrincham. Looks like car parking is full - is there anywhere nearby I could park? Or is the metrolink an option? Or a taxi?Would appreciate some advice...

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:51

Evening all, 8.8 miler for tonight at 6.50 av pace per mile. Saturday Parkrun, then Sunday a steady 15 miler then really lowering the mileage from the start of next week. 10K a week on Sunday as a sharpener before the big day

Good luck all. 

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 19:46
Thanks for the advice guys. Ive booked a hotel in Altrincham so I could tram it but plan to jet straight home after the marathon back to Leeds so may just park within the OT grounds.

Really excited now after your comments. This will be my first proper 'city marathon'. Be strange without the hills though which I'm so accustomed to in West Yorkshire.

Glad peoples training seems to be going well.

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:04

Evening all,

London Marathon reject here! Very much looking forward to Manchester though and its much closer to home! (yorkshire). 

Training going well, 19 miler done yesterday. Gunning for sub 3:10, part of me is hoping for 3:05. Has anyone done Manchester before? Looks a PB course....Another quick question - is their ample parking at Old Trafford?

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