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Suzanne Taylor 2 said:
Great - I dropped the medical form at my doctors last week, they rang me this morning and said they won't complete it. I was asked, very patronisingly, if I realise it has to be done privately? Which I know isn't the case. Ironically I have just had an NHS medical check done there having turned 40, so they all have all that data on their system relating to my height, weight, cholesterol etc etc but they still won't do it. Any ideas?
I wonder if there's any evidence that having a medical certificate reduces the risks of runners suffering something like sudden cardiac death? I doubt many doctors would do enough tests to pick up anyone at risk. And although my GP has taken the opportunity to check on my general health, which I'm grateful for, most don't seem to, even if they charge for signing it. If French races aren't 'safer' than British ones then it seems it's not really about protecting the runners it's about protecting the organisers.
I've been wearing Kinvara for six years or so now and I've never tore a hole in them! I logged about 800 miles in both pairs on my 9's last year. If you put a hole in them with little use I'd be contacting Sacouny. I've only been wearing the 10's for about three weeks, after running in 9's all last year. They feel almost like for like with last years version, maybe a little bit stiffer in the uppers. They're certainly not as slipper like as they were with the 5/6's.