I chose to run the Grand Union Canal Half marathon as my third race this year, to help me get another step closer to achieving my ultimate goal of running 12 half marathons in 12 months. I was really upset last November when I could not run this race due to a knee injury (patellofemoral syndrome, if you are itching to know), therefore I got very excited when Purple Patch Running put on a special spring date to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of this race. I was certainly among the first runners out of about 300 to sign up. Another…

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Guess who’s back in the running game?? Shortly after running my second ever best half marathon time in Oxford last October, I developed patellofemoral syndrome in my left knee (most likely, due to overuse) which pretty much ruled out running properly for about two months. One morning I just woke up with a loud cracking noise in my left knee and pain under the knee cap which kicked in whenever I went down the steps, lowered myself down to sit onto the loo, or squatted in a certain angle during exercising. The physiotherapist I saw could not detect any obvious or…

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