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The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 08:28

Great performance IGIT  well done - looking forward to the race report.

The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:20

Good luck IGIT, enjoy it and race well

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 10:03

Firstly, a genuine thanks for all your messages of support to both myself and family during my brother-in-law's illness.  He has had surgery to remove the lump and all the tests have finally come back negative - the relief was tangible.

Congratulations to all who finished, some fantastic and courageous performances from the pirates, likewise in other iron distance events - Seren, you're going to smash 13 hours.

I've not done much since mid-July but looking forward to getting back into it and finishing the season off at IM Barcelona - hope to see some of you there.

Thanks again.

Sue x

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:42

Didn't start the race on Sunday - racked bike and dropped bags off on the Saturday, then got a phone call from my sister Saturday afternoon. My brother-in-law was rushed into hospital - I spent from then until Monday afternoon looking after their children.  He's had several tests for testicular cancer and gets the results later on this week.


Congratulations to all pirates who raced, some fantastic times there.

Thanks for all your words of support and encouragement in the build up to the event, I was determined not "to be shit" - I'll be off the forums for a while till everything ok with the family, but hope to still compete in Barcelona in October.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:06

The specialist I saw was Mr Michael Hennessy, he's a specialist in foot and ankle injuries and is based at Spire Murrayfield hospital on the Wirral.  I've had nothing but excellent service from there - I've got myself medically insured now!


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:51

You can get an MRI scan for about £400/500 - that's in the north west of England - the cortisone is around £100.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:31

I've had a cortisone injection on a bursar in my ankle, and as painful as it was, it worked fine.  However, I did go private for that, bypassed my doctor, it cost me about £300 - consultant fee plus injection - but worth it. The specialist I saw was sympathetic to sports injuries and you can see him without a doctors note - I've had 4 lots of surgery with him.

It just cheeses me off that we pay for the NHS privilege but, in some cases, they treat sports injuries as self-inflicted, yet smokers and overweight people they'll help as they think it will save them money in the long-term.

Good luck with it.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:55

I would change your doctor - can the physio not send a letter to the doctor requesting cortisone injection, scan etc?

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:11

You won't be - I'm just telling myself to enjoy the day, with me living local, I've got family and friends supporting me. I've put no pressure on myself for times - only goal is to get to the finish without injury - the marathon could cause me problems, then I can start working on getting fitter for Barcelona later on in the year.

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:01

Thanks Crooky- hope the knee holds out for Sunday

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