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  • Hi all, but especially MrM2. I thought that it was about time I checked back in again. My running has continued to be very erratic and  I was out from around April last year until now, due to a cartilage injury in my right knee which I had operated…
  • Best running headphones I've had were a cheap pair of Philips with the earhooks. They lasted for years (literally).  They're wired, but I found if I put my player in a back pocket and led the cable down my back, I never noticed it.  I'm currently …
  • Hi Straycelt. Thanks for posting this. Nice to see Parkrun doing something to make people feel included. I know when I got A-Fib I thought that I was the only person in the world with it, now I realise how common it really is and am back running, al…
  • Nail fungus can usually be treated with Vics vapour rub. It takes a while (like a few months), but probably no longer than any of the commercial treatments. 
  • I've used an Alpkit Gamma and that was pretty good, easily capable of getting you around at night. The Viper is probably better. You really don't need 1000 lumen.  I do also have one of the startlingly bright headtorches, it was a Chinese bike li…
  • Thanks Michael, I'm not sure if the supplements do anything. Or indeed if the quinine in the tonic water is contributing to anything, but there seems to be some belief in Magnesium. I thought that it was worth a try and then I can always phase it …
  • Hi all, thought I'd check in again after a very disappointing summer. Well done Michael on Valencia. I still believe that I'll never do another marathon again which is depressing me. Howard I hope that you get sorted soon. Anyway onto some better n…
  • I don't want to scare you and I've not watched the TED video, but firmly believe that there's a link between endurance sport, middle aged men and heart conditions. I had a-fib a couple of years ago which led to heart surgery a few months later and …
  • Hi Hisnibs and welcome. Hope all's well with your foot Michael. I think that one of the meds I was on after my op was a beta blocker. I spoke to my consultant and the pharmacist about their effects on running and was assured that they were okay. W…
  • I've some tendonitous (tendonopathy ?) since about May and it's been driving me wild. It's the 3'rd time I've had it in about 10 years but in the two earlier cases  I was able to get rid of it in a few weeks (less than 8 anyway). I tried everything…
  • Peter, I have one of the Decathon packs. I think it's just called a Kalenji Long Trail pack. It's around 8 litres and is one of the vest style packs with an inbuild bladder. I'm not a tall as you (I'm 6 feet), but I've used it on a few Adventure ty…
  • Hi Michael, good to hear that you're still getting out and the marathons seem to be going well. I'm feeling a bit down at the moment as my Facebook feed is plastered with pictures from the Marathon du Medoc which is happening today and I realise tha…
  • Thanks all. We'd offered him travel vouchers as he does travel a bit but he said no.  He's very much against any sort of drugs (thank God) and don't think he has much need for the hookers, he seems okay on his on on that front (or back maybe). His…
  • As everybody else has said, just take it slowly and listen to your body when you start again. If you're feeling no pain then I'd say you may be okay to start again soon (leave it a few more days to be sure). Just do a very gentle, slow and short run…
  • Well, just to check in again. I've managed to get out for a few runs, but my Achilles is still fairly painful. I've had it a couple of times before and it cleared up much quicker than this time. Good to see that you're getting out. I've now brough…
  • Hi Nicola, since I first posted this (all those years ago), I've used a variety of cheap LED torches such as an Ultrafire WF 502B and a couple of other similar ones that I don't have to hand (no pun intended). Perhaps the most useful is a small LED …
  • Hi Michael, just though that I'd check back in, but am a bit worried I'll be ask to leave on the grounds that I can't really call myself a runner anymore. My achilles is still quite painful, it does feel like it's getting better but it's been reall…
  • Thanks Michael, and well done on your 30'th marathon. That's a really great time and well done on your age grouping. I saw the consultant on Tuesday and he believes that I probably didn't go back into Ab fib, but thinks that I'm getting occasional …
  • Michael - well done that's a great time. It's really encouraging to see how well you're doing. I seem to be the only person on this thread that's been banned from running any more marathons. :-(  David - keep us informed how you're getting on. Sorr…
  • Womble said: I would have turned round and asked what was meant by softer skills! Did the person mean non-technical skills?  I did ask, and her comment was along the lines of check their communication skills. I think the exact phrase was…
  • Nessie,  I've worked in engineering since the mid 80's and I still recall a lot of the attitudes of the time. In fairness, and in defence of engineering, it wasn't sexist all the time. Race, disability and sexual orientation also got their fair …
  • Fair point. I'm sorry your friend had to leave engineering. I've worked with many female engineers over the years, but have never been in a situation where they've been fairly represented. I've never been sure if it's because it's just not a favoure…
  • Thanks. To be clear, that wasn't an actual question that I was asking anybody, it was just something that I made up to answer her question. I wouldn't dream of asking anybody (male or female) something like that because I don't really know what it …
  • Good to see that you're continuing to make progress Michael. I had a bit of a scare last night.  I felt a bit rough when I went to bed and when I checked my pulse thought that I'd gone back into A-Fib. After a night of very restless sleep I checke…
  • Creatine is generally considered to be a waste of time (but I'm sure you'll find some recommendations for it somewhere), but don't worry, running marathons opens up an entire new world of supplements that you've probably never heard of before to obs…
  • Muttley wrote (see) I wear mine with a bouffant wig, lambchop sideburns and chest medallion for that proper 1980s PE teacher look.   You must have gone to the same school as me. The only other thing you need to wear to perfect the look i…
  • Not really sure what you're looking for, but here's a guide to the different tracksters. http://www.ronhill.com/mens?rh_type=153 Wiggle still do the classic style, but don't seem to do the Bikester any more. I had a pair of each some years ago a…
  • I'd say that you're still a runner as long as you think you are. If you have the mental attitude that you'll be running again as soon as you get over whatever it is that's stopping you, then you're a runner. In the meantime get involved by volunte…
  • Thanks everyone, I've not checked this thread in a while.  I like the idea of the cross country. I've done some trail and hill running and may well step back up to it. I'm thinking of registering for a middle distance adventure race in the spring …
  • Thanks Michael.  As the other thread developed I realized that I was probably whining a bit and should really just be grateful for being able to do what I can. Not because of anything anybody said, just as I looked at myself more. I'm thinking a…