Surrey Runner

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London Marathon 2015 GUTTED...need advice no lecture!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:03

Train very, very hard.  Perfect your form.  Get a GFA time at Brighton and  an automatic place to London 2016.  Simple.

Red/blue/green starts

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:50

When I did it in 2013 there were two Gfa starts.  Either the green start with the celeberaties or a special section at the front of the red start.  Think the cut off for the red start may have been a previous time of 3.10?

Layer advice please for confused beginner 10k

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:10

If you are running in October in Worthing best to just wear a vest and shorts (commando).  Make sure they are both wicking.  Anything more and you will boil.  The cooler you are the faster you will run.  Rub yourself over with Vaseline to avoid chaffing.

Dress as if were 10 degrees C hotter than it really is is the standard advice.

Tendon Injury - Private MRI and PCP in UK?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:31


sounds ds like you have been done.  Inhealth do exactly the same service for £200.



Exercise-induced arrhythmia

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:56

My heart rate shot to to 200+ at the start of my morning 12 mile run, then it quickly stabilized at just under 180 for rest of the run. I am 44.  This is normal for me.

The 220 minus your age rule for max heart rate is complete BS and should be ignored.

How long was your heart rate 200 bpm?  I.e. was it at that rate for your whole run, in which case you must have been flying.  Or was it just that rate at the start before stabilizing at a lower rate.


Best specialist shoe shop?

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 20:35

Run and Become is good.  Provides free running courses as well.  Staff are very knowledgable and are all serious runners themselves.  Serious as in run ultras.  

How do you deal with running in the dark?

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:47

1hour 15 via multiple tubes and trains is nothing.  I did my training for London 2013 in the evening after a 1 45 communte. 

After the communte you should have recovered from the day and be ready to go running.  Then eat and sleep.

as for lighting, just wear a reflective top.  If you run fast enough the muggers won't be able to catch you.

Suspected stress fracture - where do I go?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:18

No point going to a & e. You will just waste their and your time.  

A stress fracture can only be diagnosed by either an MRI or a Bone Scan. Neither of which is normally available at an A & E.  You will need to get your GP to ideally refer you for a scan.  Unfortunately in some CCGs outside London GPs, e.g. Surrey, GPs cannot refer for a scan so the process is Gp refered you to a hospital consultant, up to 18 weeks, then consultant refers you for a scan, another 6 to 8 weeks, then you have to wait another 6 to 8 weeks for a follow up for the results then another 6 - 8 for treatment.

Unless you have a rich Ccg then best go private.

New Balance Minimus

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:41

Tried them on at R & B back at Easter.  Very tight.  Best avoid unless you have very narrow feet.  Minimalist shoes are supposed to have wide toe boxes.

Tibialis anterior tendonitis?

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:42

Took me nearly a year to get back after s/f.  Even then was still sore and I had to run in minimalist shoes to finally get rid of it.

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