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Discussion: Hang in there,,,,,

in: Mark3; Mark3 > 2018-11-17

Nov 18, 2018 4:11 PM # 
philm64:
What an awful experience, really sorry you had such misfortune. Amazing help from the other guys. Respect.

I really hope the pain eases & recovery starts slowly from now - and it doesn't get infected. what did it to you? Stone? Pointy branch / twig / shrub? Do X-talon 210's have feeble thin soles? #notworthit

HR of 48 is quite high - I was around 40 when I was fit & young ;-)

Mend. no training. No work?
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Nov 18, 2018 6:08 PM # 
Chas:
I'd be interested to know what you stood on?

I remember GG getting a stick in his foot through the sole of X-talons (or similar Innov8s). 'Proper ' O shoes definitely have more substantial soles.

GWS.
Nov 18, 2018 6:32 PM # 
tomtom:
Ah mate, that's terrible. Hope you're back running soon.
Nov 18, 2018 6:52 PM # 
Ifor:
Nasty. Hope your well soon...

Surprised it took 30 minutes to get you out of the wind and somewhere warmer if there was somewhere that close. Enough people around to move you a short distance relatively easily without doing any harm.
Nov 18, 2018 6:59 PM # 
Mark3:
I have no idea what I stood on - I'd like to know too. From the shape of the hole in my shoe (and my foot) it definitely looks like metal or glass maybe rather than anything natural. The guys I was with couldn't find anything, and neither could the other 600 runners who managed to avoid it.
The sole material is quite soft, but it's still 1cm thick at least. I think I was very unlucky.
They could have moved me sooner but I think we all underestimated the wind (and so how cold it was) and also the speed that the helicopter would get there - you sort of imagine it coming from a base somewhere straight away, rather than volunteers having to get off the hill from another event first, which is what happened.
Nov 22, 2018 2:04 PM # 
Leon:
Jeez, hope you are recovered soon. Bizarre they couldn't find what it was.
Had a similar if far more tame experience last year in a trail race, when I had a two inch nail impale through my shoe but not much on the inside and was in the arch, so I managed not to draw blood. Two miles hopping (I needed pliers to remove it) was good training for the other leg.
Nov 22, 2018 7:43 PM # 
ba-ba:
Jaysus, that sounds dicey and incredibly unlucky. Random spears in the forest are an orienteer's occupational hazard but you don't expect it on the fell! That said random old farming bits and glass litter get everywhere - I remember similar happening on a group run one - the upside being we were in a housing estate so no helicopter required.

Heel quickly! (pun intended)

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