Alistair McAlpine, Ultra-runner, Writer and avid fan of this website.
I’m an ordinary guy who enjoys repetition. When I love something I do it often. By default I have become quite good at a few things, running is one. Not running races so much as running for sheer enjoyment. However in my mid-thirties while training for the Western States 100 mile endurance race I developed hip pain. I could not outrun genetics, the family curse, Osteoarthritis (right hip).
After gaining the WS100 silver buckle in 1991 (virtually on one leg due to hip complications – ouch), my hip continued to deteriorate and I was told that ultimately I would need a hip replacement. My surgeon, Dr Helen Tobin advised me to wait as long as possible before surgery, as new technology was developing (BHR).
Fifteen long years later Dr Tobin went to the USA and arrived back in NZ with … Read the rest