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So 2 weeks have past since the epic ‘Race to the Stones’ 100km Ultramarathon, and I sit here and reflect on the past year or so, since I decided to go out of my comfort zone and challenge myself by entering this crazy event. Firstly, I’m full of emotion due to the ove...

July 2019

So its under 2 weeks to go and things are hotting up …. 33c on Saturday eeekkk..I’m just really keen to get it underway now but am still a little apprehensive about the second part of the race. I had a great planning evening with our good friend Steve Brown,...

June 2019 When I thought it couldn’t get any more bonkers I’m writing this with the worst DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) I have ever had!

We had a great trip back to La Santa for the Easter break and although the weather wasn’t as good as in February, I managed a massive 88 km of training in total. This was split into 4 long runs and I felt good at the start at the week, fell into the ‘overtraining’ trap...

3 months to go till the 100k ‘Race to the Stones’ challenge and training has steadily increased with some great trails around the local countryside. The big weekend had to be the super Saturday down in Cardiff to watch Wales win the grand slam followed by my first Re...

February 8, 2019

A total knee replacement is a big undertaking for any patient. The main indication is wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the knee joint. The smooth joint surfaces have been worn away (see picture 1)causing pain, swelling, stiffness, deformity and loss of funct...

What a start to the New Year, after signing up to do this crazy @racetothestones 100km ultramarathon in November last year my left knee started to have other ideas ! After a few grumbling, warning signs during the summer and autumn, on the 30th December whist crouching...

January 16, 2019

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a major operation on the knee in which a torn/ruptured ACL is replaced by other tissue, usually tendons from another area close to the knee. ACL rupture is a common injury and is thought to occur in approximately 52...

This blog explains the relevant anatomy, clinical features and treatment strategies for Iliotibial band friction syndrome, which is a common cause of pain on the outside of the knee, caused by inflammation as the tendon rubs over the bone.

It’s a very common cause of la...