When Nick Little suffered a serious injury to his shinbone while competing in a race in Leeds he feared his running days might be over.
Nick, 27, a keen long-distance runner who clocks up around 75 miles a week, was devastated. He wasn’t able to run for three months and could barely walk. Every step was painful and he had to hobble on crutches just to get around.
Today, after having surgery at Spire Leeds Hospital, Nick is back at competition level after making a sensational comeback to running in April this year and achieving his fastest ever running time in the Bratislava Marathon, achieving 7th place out of 6,000 runners.
The problem first started four years ago for Nick, who is single and currently lives in Dubai where he teaches at a British curriculum school. After graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University, he was teaching at schools in Leeds and competing in a series of races around the UK when he fractured the tibia (long bone) in his right lower leg. However, it was not correctly diagnosed straight away. It was thought to be shin splints and doctors prescribed ‘rest’. (more…)