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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I have done the Reading half marathon twice in a row already, so this year I was looking to do a different spring opener race. I wanted to do something relatively local, scenic and almost completely flat around late-March time. The Richmond Half marathon sponsored by Salomon seemed to be the perfect choice and it indeed did not disappoint! The race started at 9am (which counts as early – most Sunday races normally do not start until 10am) so the best way to get to the venue for those who come from outside London is by car, as it is quite unlikely anyone…

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