Much to my surprise my entry to the London Marathon in 2008 was accepted in the ballot. The last time I got a place like that was for Paris in 1999. Every other marathon I’ve always run under a charity’s golden bond scheme.
The acceptance form has a useful box which allows me to defer my entry until 2009. With my knee still not working properly after I tore the meniscus back in March, despite an apparently successful operation, this looks to be my only option.
I’m going to give it a couple of weeks before I send in my deferral but I’m not confident of getting from zero to marathon shape on a dodgy knee in the time available. In fact, I’m not sure I could pull off 200 yards right now.
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When I had mine done, I had horrendous problems for three years.Then after a particularly bad day, I went to the doctors, and she sent me down to the Physio at St George\’s in Wandsworth. (They\’re fairly dirty little chicks.)Anyway, they gave me about ten exercises to tighten up the muscles etc. eg. stand on the bad leg only while travelling on the tube, and pushing doors shut sideways with the foot.Just ran 3.56 miles without trouble. (Terribly slowly.)I.
Is that deferral or denial you mean?
doc, you may be right