Cardiff Race for Victory 5km

Peter Bradley Cardiff 5k 2016

Sounds like a painful race for Peter Bradley in Cardiff on 1st May but sometimes just getting to the finish is a victory – well done Peter!

‘Tore my lower gastrocnemius muscle at more-or-less exactly 1k. Finished hobbling in 39:05 (chip time).’



26th May and an update from Peter – glad to hear he’s on the mend.

‘Two weeks before the race an old injury recurred (tear at the base of the gastrocnemius if you really want to know) so I did nothing for 2 weeks until the race itself on 1st May.

The injury seemed to have cleared up and I started off feeling fairly confident I’d be able to get round in reasonable comfort, but after 1km the injury came back to bite me and I had to limp the final 4km, or I wouldn’t have been able to claim the money for the charity I was running for ( Not good.

Anyway, I got round in 39 minutes.

Today (26.05.2016) I finally got to run again. With an entry already secured for the Cardiff 10k in September, let’s hope the gastrocnemius behaves itself for a while, at least.’

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