Bath Half – Did Not Start

My running career might have only been going a year, but I was really disappointed this weekend to clock up my first “DNS” (did not start).

On Sunday I was scheduled to take to the line at the Bath Half – my first half marathon. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as 3 weeks before the race I picked up some knee pain (suspected ITB issue). Since then I’ve been off running and “rehabbing” like mad with lateral leg lifts, strength exercises, foam rollering and then cross training with a bit of swimming, but it didn’t happen in time.

It seems to be making a very slow difference, so running-wise, all sights are on being fit for Berlin on the 30th March.

We decided not to waste our hotel and train tickets, and had a nice weekend in Bristol and Bath. The spa in Bath was pretty nice, and definitely nice for the knee after sightseeing all day. We also headed down to support the half of our party who were uninjured and capable of running the race – setting PBs all round in the process. Every cloud has a silver lining, and hopefully my next “race report” will actually involve a race…

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