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  • I'm popping in for my two-yearly wave at the thread inhabitants. How is everyone?
  • Great news JJ, and I hope you have a great holiday. Briefly, and underlining what RH wrote, the physio found no evidence of torn meniscus (I suppose it could have healed in the last 5 weeks), and luckily the consultant didn't want to operate anywa…
  • Still lurking, and impressed by the high mileages. I like this thread becasue you are all an inspiraiton to me in different ways. JJ I note your wife is undergoing 'treatment'. Whatever for, I do hope it is succesful, and that your running respond…
  • Thanks for the welcome back (Columba, I have seen you on here before - I've been around RW since 2002, and you'll find me on the first page of this thread as well as its predecessor). Congratulations on the tri results IW, that's impressive - that…
  • Hello Popping in again after  long absence. How is everyone? (and what are Kenyan Hills?)
  • Thanks for that reply. I've googled enough to understand some of the pitfalls of surgery, all the docs so far (11 of them) have set my expectations very low; "poor outcome" is a phrase I've heard many times. But all that is academic and google doe…
  • My apologies everyone. Last year I entered under the official transfer system, so assumed this was still in operation. However, I've just searched every bit of informaiton I can find about this race and there is no mention of the ability to transf…
  • I have a confirmed entry but have been out of action with a hand injury (pilon fracture with Suzuki frame) that has prevented me running or doing any other exercise for several weeks already, and which will take many weeks to heal properly, so I'm b…
  • Is this still needed? If so contact me thorugh the RW site.
  • Popping by to say hello, but as more of a visitor. I haven't run for almost a month. That should change soon as I'm getting my head back to where it needs to be - sort of, amd starting to plan another challenge. Sorry to read of your sadnesses OT,…
  • The thought of 'whatever else is attracted to the light' gives me goosebumps, but I would guess that's part of the 'panic' that people report when open-water swimming. Thinking about it does make me think it's worth having a go at one day. I wonde…
  • Hmm, that channels swimming lark keeps calling to me. I suspect the reality would be very different from my imagination - well done IW.
  • We discovered that over half of our pilgrimage group had been leaders of Baden Powell groups. Several were already accomplished singers, so our evening of camp-fire-songs-with-wine on the hotel roof overlooking the walls of Jerusalem will be one of …
  • "I wouldn't head to the Middle East at the moment" That made me smile. Sproglet arrived back from Egypt last night and took some extra time to explore Cairo and environs, tried to get to Alexandria but was stopped by tanks, and had several convers…
  • Just back from leading a 12 day pilrimage to the Holy Land (in the wee small hours of this morning). I managed one run (other days were too full) around the walls of Jerusalm (hilly!), and confirm it is 2.78 miles. Mum died on Wednesday morning. I…
  • Another 6 hilly miles run yesterday as a birthday treat (for me) with my daughter. At one point we took the 'harder' footpath back up through the woods. It is actually a series of steps and was very hard work, but great fun. I'm very lucky to live …
  • I *think* those might be metres... https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C7l4hOKyZuI/TYDlO6iJjbI/AAAAAAAAAEE/qyciEFHBJ8E/s1600/humphhilly_elevation.png
  • Well done to all runners - bad luck JJ, 24 degrees is hot. Tony, that's a lot of race miles. 6 and a bit chilly wet miles for me last night during a thunderstorm, but a lovely run. Walked 3 today, and planning another 6 slow tomorrow. Sleep well.
  • Well done for running in the heat. I'm waiting a bit longer today and will run this evening when it is cooler. Not having a TV means I'm not tied to the schedules
  • Oh, and I may well be last...
  • None at all, but I'm considering whether to enter. If anyone can/will post an elevation profile of the route that would be very helpful. Thanks.
  • John O'Groats to Lands End = JOGLE the other direction is LEJOG Evening all, Well done to all runners, and healing vibes to all the injured and crocked. "the best route is to train hard for a 1/2m " funnily enough JJ... I have been thinking somet…
  • Looking forward again now, with some ideas about how to get fitter and become more resilient on this 'comeback' road. I still have a lot of scope to improve. IW, so sorry to hear that your post-mara pain is so great. If road marathons are off the a…
  • For the insomniacs amongst you, here's a cut'n'paste from another site about my day yesterday. "1. Residual cold virus affecting my lungs (no, I didn't know about that one) 2. Tree pollen in the air (irritates my lungs, but I have been managing tha…
  • Hi all. My marathon wasn't. I also suffered breathing difficulties just after half-way, and was out of the event from mile 14. Sproglet did very well to go on and finish on her own; I am unspeakably disappointed not to have been able to finish with …
  • Columba and TE - good news.  Families are worrisome, but worth it. Redhead and OT - up and at 'em. I also saw the physio - yesterday. He confirmed (and fixed) a sacro-iliac displacement that I had suspected and did a bit of gentle massage on the …
  • I'll be in the orange pen, wearing a Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund vest. Next to me will be 'sproglet' who supported me at London 2003, running her first marathon. We're doing the Mum and Daughter matching vests thing.  Good luck and best wishes …
  • Hi Rabbit. How's the foot?
  • IW, you are correct. She had not done *any* training. (I refuse to be affronted that she assumed the same of me - it isn't obvious by looking ) Funnily enough I was trying to work out today what time we might do as the charity want to know when to …