Greetings from the Big Smoke (aka London), UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by drrtyrunner, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. drrtyrunner

    drrtyrunner Barefooters
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    Ey Up. I'm Tim and I have recently made the transition to running in Vibram Five Fingers. My knees and hips are very thankful! I have always been put off running due to never being able to run for more than twenty minutes without lower back pain, hip and knee pain and occasionally shin splints (which I got more in my younger years). However, since running in the Vibrams, the only discomfort I get is in my lower calves but this feels like a healthy 'hello!' pain from under-utilised muscles. Oh, and blisters, but only on the underside of my feet which I have a feeling will ease up once my delicate plates of meat toughen up over time. I am currently waiting on a pair of Vivobarefoot Breathos which I'm hoping will greatly reduce the risk of breaking my neck on muddy trails - a distinct risk with the VFFs!

    I'd love to connect with barefoot runners in London, particularly the East End so I might have people to run with unshod (I would feel less selfconscious running with others). I am currently running 5k in just under 25mins. I harbour a deep ambition to run ultras.
     
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  2. Barefoot TJ

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    Welcome!
     
  3. Vampire

    Vampire Barefooters
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    Welcome, there are quite a few UK members here now. :)
     

  4. farmershort

    farmershort Barefooters
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    Yo... I'm working in farnborough at the mo (almost london).... running barefoot for the last few months... recently had a coaching session with anna & david on clapham common which was pretty cool... I can recommend it!
     
  5. Phil Hart

    Phil Hart Barefooters
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    Welcome, Drrty. I've enjoyed visiting London every time I've been there, but I don't live there (I'm in the southeastern US - North Carolina). Glad to have you with us. I hope you can find some good running partners; it's a lot more fun running with others. Take it slow and steady to avoid injury, and enjoy!
     
  6. terence arnold

    terence arnold Barefooters
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    Welcome from the north of england!
     
  7. drrtyrunner

    drrtyrunner Barefooters
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, folks. Terence - I'm a misplaced northerner. Originally hailing from Yorkshire.
     
  8. BFwillie_g

    BFwillie_g Barefooters
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    Welcome!!! Zil lanes are on the right :)
     

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