Tag: Marathon

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Under the knife…

So...I went to see my orthopaedic specialist the other evening. And the news wasn't great. He's diagnosed a meniscus tear, requiring surgery. Because my injury happened in April (thank you fellow runner at the London Marathon), because I've rested and stretched and avoided long runs and because the pain is getting worse: he recommends surgery ...

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The knee saga continues

So...I had my appointment with the orthopaedic specialist and those of you who had placed bets on me needing an MRI can cash in now. He thinks I've damaged cartilage in there but wants to get a good look inside. Good news: I may be able to get the scan done in the next few ...

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“The knee, it aches!”

So with just a few weeks to go until this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I'm waiting on an appointment to see a specialist about my knee. Those of you with long memories will remember that I was tripped up during this year's London Marathon (thanks again, inconsiderate tool!) and wrenched my knee while trying to ...

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Marathon Man!

I survived the London Marathon - but only just! I know it's been almost a week since I ran it, but the fact that I had to get up at 4am the following morning to fly to Jersey on business and the unrelenting workload since then have combined to make blogging about it all...a bit ...

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Marathon nerves…

It's finally sunk in that I'm running the London Marathon this weekend. Eeek! Despite talking about it for (seemingly) months, and getting a decent amount of training in, I'm only now getting the butterflies in my stomach associated with big events. It's my first ever marathon! Will I make it round in one piece? Will ...

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Running for Epilepsy

For the last couple of years, I've been running races across the UK, raising money for Epilepsy Action. It's not like I'm making major sacrifices, as I love to run and I especially love competitive, well organised races. I actually like training and find running is a great cure for any lingering work-related stress or ...

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Under the weather

Just as I'm ridding myself of the flu that plagued me for over a week, I get hit with a stomach bug of epic proportions. Some guys have all the luck… After being told by two colleagues that I looked "tired" and "ill" two days in a row, my body finally caught up with my ...