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Achilles lump

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 12:01

i have a lump on my achilles - only painful if i press on it. Was advised by physio in August to tape for each run, do at least 50 calf raises/heel drops a day and stop running if i feel any pain. Managed to do the stour valley path 100km race a couple of weeks later with no issues. Am currently training for Brighton - must admit i don't tend to do intervals any more as i find that the lump ends up getting bigger if i do so i just stick with mid distance tempo runs instead which seem to be ok.

SVP100 date announced for 2015

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 03:52

I use this site (albeit not as frequently as I used to) and I ran this as my one and only (successful if slow at 13.5 hrs) attempt at a 100k event. I wholeheartedly agree with Russ55. This race is fantastic.... gorgeous scenery (particularly in the 2nd half of the race), fantastic aid stations and just generally a really well organised, great value for money, race. i was so impressed I've volunteered to help out next year even though I live about an hour and a halfs drive away 

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 13:34

Personally, i'd go for the SVP100. Whilst not as big as the race to the stones, it's no where near as expensive. i ran it this year and found it to be one of the best organised events i've ever done. the route was well marked (and very scenic) with the added bonus of having no major hills to contend with, the aid stations were fantastic (didn't even have to fill my water bottle, they did everything for me) and there was always someone to chat with on the route

Best first ultra event........

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 13:28

would agree with Ala1n, the SVP100 is a fantastic race. There seemed to be quite a few peeps there this year doing it as their first ultra (was only my 3rd but found it easier than a 35 miler i'd done in june) - 100km is an achievable distance especially with a year to train - i'd definately go for this one (though if you do get your accomodation sorted out asap as things book up really fast round Newmarket way) 

Stour Valley Path 100km ultra - SVP100

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 09:38

Can i too just say how much i enjoyed the race Matt - was brilliantly organised and didn't need to get a map out once it had been marked up so well . Think the distance was maybe a couple of miles too far for me so will stick with slightly shorter stuff in future but would be more than happy to help out on CP1 next year if i'm needed (live in Northants so not just round the corner but think it's important to support fab races like yours). Hope to make it down for the marathon distance next year if it's on - it really is a gorgeous route to run!

Achilles Tendonitis

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 20:52

Cheers everyone. Been to see physio and been told should be ok to run providing I tape it. One thing I don't understand though (sorry if this seems a bit dim), why do some people suggest heel inserts, which would shorten the tendon, whilst others suggest taping (which involves lengthening)?

Achilles Tendonitis

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 10:01

Hi folks, am after a bit of advice here.  I've just been diagnosed by my GP as having achilles tendonitis . I don't have any noticeable stiffness or pain on first getting up and don't feel any pain whilst running or walking but i do have a lump about halfway up my tendon which is painfull when pressed. 
My problem is i'm due to run the SVP100 on 16th August - have spent months training for it and have been looking forward to it for ages. My GP said i could be ok to run (he's just done london to brighton with a calf strain) but obviously no guarantees and there's a small chance it could rupture. This has left me feeling confused as to what to do, should i pull out or give it a go? If i rest and just cross train (with maybe a few visits to the physio), will that improve my chances of completing the run?
Any advice you can give would be much appreciated..... 

shot myself in the foot

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 16:17

personally, i always do 2 x 10 milers and a 10km in a marathon  (don't get out of bed for anything less)

Blackpool Marathon

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 13:32

i ran blackpool last year. route is a bit dull (2 laps - figure of 8 along by the seafront) - is pretty much pancake flat but at one point you end up running a couple of miles of each lap on the promenade which is concrete (made my legs feel pretty trashed after). having said that i did enjoy it as the weather was ok - could imagine it being absolutely horrendous if it's windy. Don't think you'd have any problems with 2 marathons being 2 months apart (i ran one a month last year after not having done any for over a year) but don't expect to PB in both

Finally I can say I've done a Half Marathon

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 16:29

well done Peter, and you're right, it is addictive. i ran my first half marathon ever in may 2006..... the other weekend completed my first ever Ultra (Ladybower 50) and already looking forward to doing another one

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