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I had a horrible run in Paris too with asthma like I have never had before meaning I (and loyal friend Alilee) had to walk a lot of it. We and fellow West Australian Amandalou had been to the pasta dinner and met a few people but didn't make it to the photo on Sunday morning, so the minions and friends probably didn't recognise us, but they and the stool flags gave us a huge and much needed lift several times along the way. For that, and for the amazingly, consistently friendly and positive forum, thank you so much. There may be another Paris Marathon in my future, but it's a long way from Australia, so who knows? Thank you again and good luck to all.
Kenno ive had problems with that myself and have kept off my feet and done a lot of icing and applying ibuprofen gel. I find that taking ibuprofen makes me feel ill if i take too much but the gel you can put straight on with no side effects.
The other thing that has helped is a full on sports massage where the therapist did a lot of calf work ehich relieved tightness.
Good luck i hope you get over this soon
Hayley its great to hear from you and glad that your foot is okay! My last memory of Paris was being fed up with being told 'termine' by the massage staff!
ill update how i get on in London and let me know if you go for Paris, good luck with that. Hope to speak to you soon
Btw Steve Duffy 2 seriously impressed with your time- well done!
Let's be honest, it doesn't matter what's wrong, the answer is always "Strengthen your Core".
or 'Your glutes aren't firing properly. Squats for you!"
Oh my glutes are competely banjaxed. They don't even speak to my Core any more...
May I also add, as we pack up this year's thread, that everyone is more than welcome on the 2017 Paris thread whether you're running or supporting or watching on the telly (or none of those). Please, pop in, say hi, pull up a chair/sofa/OROD.
Nope. I can't drive for more than an hour without having to vigorously rub my right bottom cheek when I get out.
Not yet. We need the 'who's going to start the new thread' discussion.
Orbutt i thought you were going to start the 2017 thread
I'll do it
switching the lights out now .... sleep tight
Good night all, thanks for looking after me x
Quick update from myself. I ran Bungay Black Dog Half on Sunday and it was a great race. My worst time in a Half for a long while at 1:42:11 but I thought that it was a superb event. Nice medals and merchandise, very friendly, a testing course and a great goody bag with a can of Adnams Ghost Ship in it.
Now planning some shorter distance stuff over the coming weeks/months.
Chris Field - I was checking out the Black Country Half again online last night. Very tempted by it, as I see that it is a Saturday run. May look in to coming down, staying close to the Start in Wolverhampton on the Friday, then having a few beers in Birmingham post race, before maybe heading back and staying in London on Saturday evening. I will probably look at going at a fairly steady pace, as I probably will not have run further than 10 miles for about 10 weeks. I'll send you a direct message with some contact details on for myself.
Steve Duffy - Well done on your Brighton Marathon. A very good time! I saw some of the Brighton Medals at our club meet tonight and they were very nice indeed. Almost tempting me to run Brighton one year.
With regards the engraving - I took mine in to a local engravers/shirt printers the other week and got the days temperature, "WHERE THE FOCH IS THE FINISH?" and my race time engraved on a plate for my medal. Cost me £9.00 to have that done plus something printed on both arms of one of my running shirts.
Baldstan - They just laughed, I don't think that they knew that I was a Norwich fan, although I did try to point out the "Smudgerncfc" on my shirt to them. I'll get around to sending you a message and would be good to meet up sometime when I am down in London. I'll keep in touch.
Bandito27 - Are you planning on heading to London to watch the Marathon this Sunday? I'll be there on Saturday evening and will probably be out and about early to get a good spot somewhere for the race on Sunday. Looking forwards to sitting on the side of the road with a beer or two, watching others do the hard work!
New thread for 2017 here ..... Please head over
Quiet in here, isn't it? Time to switch on 2017?
Have a look above RR.... they've all moved already!