>Bio Skin

>Ok, so this afternoon I have taken delivery of a Bio Skin Knee support.

Will it work? well only time will tell but it has been recommended to me by the Physio in the hope that it will speed up my recovery.Some more progress has been made this week with my longest run to date since becoming injured.

Tuesday 10th March was meaningful for all sorts of reasons, the main one being my birthday. It was also easily the best day we have had so far this spring, stunning light conditions and clear views across fells; it was also the first time I have got back up to Potter Tarn and the merest hint of running on a fell since my injury back at the beginning of January.

So I managed the valley run towards Potter Fell easily enough, about 2 miles or before having an easy walk uphill to Potter Tarn itself. It was a stunning day, the sort where walking is actually quite nice, the opportunity to kick back and enjoy the views over the central fells of the Lake District. That was followed by a gentle run alongside Potter Tarn itself before heading down towards Hagg Farm.

The descent proved a little more jarring and not wanting to aggravate my knee more than necessary opted to walk down the remaining part of the hill before a gentle run back along the river and home.

So, only slight discomfort afterwards and hopefully the start of a gradual increase in the distance and variety of terrain. I then thoroughly depressed myself by reading of Steve Birkinshaws plans to attempt a new Lakeland 24hour record. If only……

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About Richard Talbot

An accomplished fell-runner as well as being a keen climber and mountaineer. Since 2005 he has worked for the UK based manufacturer Mountain Equipment and is currently Director of Product. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 15 years.
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