Sunday, 11 March 2012

My Bath trip.....

So today I was looking forward to a good fast half marathon in Bath, the weather was perfect, a good field had been assembled and I felt ready to run. The race started at 11a.m. and after the first mile I was tucked nicely in the lead group, just after this point the course turns onto a hill and halfway up this hill the runner just in front of me moved quickly to his left to avoid a curb and caught my foot causing me to go flying to the ground. I smashed both knees and slid along the tarmac on my shoulder and face, not what I was expecting! I got straight up and tried to run but after a few steps knew I couldn't run so I had to limp back to the starting area with bloody knees, shoulder and face. I must say a quick thanks to the St John's Ambulance guys for cleaning and patching me up.
Bandaged and swollen knees
This race was going to be a good guide to my form going into the last stage of the marathon training but after covering only just over a mile I got absolutely nothing from the race, plus as I can hardly walk at the moment it's going to be a few days before I will know if any serious damage has been done to my knee. Not the best day ever!!


  1. Hi Tom,

    I contacted Nick to see if he had heard from you. It looked a nasty fall, and after not seeing you catch up I thought it mustve meant you had to stop running. Hope the swelling goes down soon and your back running soon.

    Take care.

    Martin Williams

    1. Hi Martin, thanks mate, I'm sure it will be fine, I will enjoy the few days enforced rest! Enjoy Portugal.

      Speak soon.


  2. Bad luck, Tom. Fingers crossed it's not serious.

  3. Gah, how annoying. At least it wasn't my fault this time....