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When you’re race fit, well trained, tapered and raring to go Great North Run Sunday can be the best of times, however, when you work in a running shop, have running friends and you’re injured it can also be the worst of times. Well, that’s an exaggeration, it is very frustrating though.
So another week passes and I’m still waiting for an appointment to see a surgeon! By next week it’ll be about four months since I last trained, I have however tried a couple of runs.
Working in a running environment when you’re injured isn’t easy, especially during the run up to the Great North Run. Our customers are coming into the shop buzzing with excitement and panic with the event fast approaching.
Well, it’s been a while now! The last time that raced was the day of my Stag do, which was mid June and I did my last session three days later. Since then it has just been too painful to even think about running.
I rested on the approach to my Wedding, rested on our Honeymoon then came home to find an appointment for an Ultra sound scan on my groin and stomach on the 23rd of August. So while I was waiting I decided to keep fit by cycling.
Iain Twaddle is one of the most popular runners on the North East athletics circuit. He joined his local running club, North Shields Poly, at the age of 9 and reached County level as a teenager. He since gone on to become one of Britain's top veteran distance runners.