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Hawthorn in the eye

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 18:02

A penetrating eye injury can easily happen without it being that obvious to the unintiated, but I would expect any casualty doctor to recognise the signs and refer urgently. this includes a trainee doctor- I certainly was able to recognise this type of injury when I was only 18months after finishing medical school.

Even if the doctor that sees you in A&E is a trainee, there should always be a consultant on duty availalbe to advise for the more difficult cases.- Different in some minor injuries units, of course, but a fully fledged A&E should have senior staff availalbe.

Robert Berry

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:00

His blog is easy to find- actually they've provided a link to his website via the news story- his traing looks good, but he did seem to be struggling with asthma- talks about using an inhaler a lot in the traing runs.............wonder what happened.


I think we all know that the overall chances of dying are lower if we are fitter, but that if you're going to go, a marathon is a likely place for it to happen. You always wonder whether there are warning symptoms, or whether it is really as sudden as it is protrayed in the media.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:56

Can't comment about trainig plans for an ultra- I've never really done anything more , mileage-wise, than for a marathon......................mind you, that's probably why I'm near the back!

Practice going slowly, eating, wearing a rucksack, and spending a very long time on feet, back-to-backs are one option, but not the only way to do this- you could do a few very long runs ( enter a marathon as a trainig race, if you can find one that's hilly enough).

Good luck.

I'm sure that I would do better if I trained properly, but I'm just saying- there is a good chance of making it around a 50k without committing to crazy mileage.

Can Mo Farah win in London?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 14:01

Mo must go down in history as one of only a tiny number of finishers from their first marathon NOT to immedialtely say "never again" ..........and  then change their mind.

I hope he tries again............ but obviously it means massive loss of earning power in terms of track meetings- I don't know whether he'll get the same money for doing 1 or 2 marathons per year as he would by just cruising around the meetings earning a lot of "easy money" on the 5k circuit................wonder what he'll do.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 13:47

I need ti figure out a more trail-y type of trail shoe that might fit me for next tear's fling. I currentyl use Brooks trail version of the adrenaline, but I doubt that is sufficient for the most dodgy bits of the WHW- although I will be walking those sections.

Anyone got any experience of a good grippy trail shoe with a simliar fit to the brooks adrenaline series? 

PS - I "may" have inadvertantly entered the Strathearn mara- entries open via entry central- OOPS!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:52

Toe feels perfect today- I could run on it! Might go out after watching the VLM, we'll see. Blustery here too. Settled infront of tele for the next 3 hours or so. Go Mo!

Can Mo Farah win in London?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 14:08

I can't understand the panic over the collapse after the 1/2- it's common for runners to collapse after the finish, and not sinister..............remember the same panic about the Brownlee ( can't remember whichi one) before the olympics- just shows he was trying.

I hope he breaks the record, but I fear that the gutter perss will pile in with "shock horror" if he doesn't win.

Will be glued to TV in the moring.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:16

***Look away now if you're squeamish***

I've just taken the entire nail off- ( got some local injected first). The nail beed had avulsed anyway, I don't know if it will regrow or not, but at least its nice and clean now- not a moment too soon, I think ,as it was looking a bit grotty underthe residual nail, and now I can clean and dress it properly- I reckon I'll be back running within a week, but it will need time to toughtn it up.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:37

Argh- families! Don't you wish they'd say what they want....rather than "we don't want any fuss".................. but if you don't organise the biggest party in the world we will be really disappointed.

The story of the toenail troubles above is tempting me to attack this toenail and get rid of it- the idea of getting dirt trapped in it is a worry, to be sure.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:24

Legs recovering well but can't run because of persistenly "half -on/ half- off" toenail- I know, I'm a surgeon, I should just rip it off, but havn't been able to get a quiet moment at work to hide in a treatment room and get it sorted- perhaps tomorrow?

Will watch VLM from the sofa this year0 although I do enjoy running "with " them on the tready in the gym- not that long a run, as you only get about 2hr 30 of elite comverage, then it's "the masses"- don't usually bother watching that bit.

Have been eating like a horse all week- will need to stop soon, as my metabolism must be back to normal by now? 

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