Thanks - did it "good and proper". Pleased to read your analysis of course. Tomorrow morning will reveal the worst I'm thinking, but nothing like you've suffered in MTBO!
Sorry to hear you got injured Carolyn
Only looking for sympathy - I'm not going to go to the "red".
*totters up with bucket of sympathy and pours it over Carolyn, tripping over her own feet in the process*
I've often thought that gravity should be a swear word...
Thanks Jenny for the bucket - much appreciated!
Maybe I'm unusual, but I end up hitting the deck at least once in almost most every race.
However I find that if I haven't fallen over in a while, or if it's the later in the run that it happens, the more likelihood of serious damage. In your case, it sound like you had saved up for a spectacular finale!
I hope you are felling better quickly!
Perhaps it is the new definition of a "clean" run?
I always am wary of being out in the forest when Glen Burgess or Geoff Peel are around - perhaps not as bad as this but...
heavy running breathing...thud...heavy running breathing...thud (expletive)... slower running breathing... etc.
I rarely fall because I don't go fast enough to be unable to stumble (upward) and nearly all my falls, you are right, are near the end and almost always on flat dirt tracks with those "hidden'" obstacles. You fast people have got a lot to answer for.
Sounds like you are felling better already!
Seems all a bit wimpy now - only remnant is the tenderness on point of knee bone which is a very obvious yellow.