>Looking for answers

>Well there have been a distinct lack of posts lately and for one very good reason, despite now being October I am no nearer to being injury free.

Despite months of rest and no running, very little walking up and down hills or anything else particulary energetic i am still having pain in my knee and a disconcerting buckling sensation every so often. I was forced to pull out of this years Mountain Trial, have faced up to not competing in the OMM and am now wondering whether I will be injury free by the New Year.

Bouldering on the sea wall at Cricieth

The latest installment of this saga has been a trip down to the Wrightington Hospital near Wigan, one of the countries top centres for orthopaedics and knee injuries. Unfortunately the assessment and numerous X-rays i had were inconclusive and so i’ll be back again soon for an MRI scan. Hopefully that will give me the answers I am desperately looking for.

A leisurely walk on Cadair Idris – what is going on with my Dad’s hat?

So what is an injured and demoralised fell runner to do? Road cycling and the odd bit of easiest and accessible cragging. A 6o mile circuit of the Lleyn Peninsula and some pleasant early autumn cragging at Tremadog in North Wales and last weekend at Wallabarrow in the Duddon Valley.


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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