Since 2013 I have managed the NSPCC Sports Massage Therapy team of over 30 therapists treating over 400 NSPCC fundraising runners at the NSPCC post marathon reception.
This is always a highlight of my year, and this charity is very close to me as I ran 3 marathons for ChildLine (London, Edinburgh & Abingdon) from 2001 to 2005.
Fingers crossed that next year we all return to some degree of normality which will see everyone enjoying athletic events together.
With my son Adam and daughter Chloe!
The tough but correct decision.
London marathon NSPCC Soft Tissue team
The tough but correct decision.
I have been the manager of the NSPCC Soft Tissue teams for the past 8 years supervising the 30 therapists at the London marathon post race reception for the NSPCC fund raisers and also for the Brighton marathon too, and it's so sad to see these great events postponed due to the current health concerns.
This is such a shame for all those who have trained so hard for these events, but it is obviously the correct decision as these events can be run later in the year.
I would like to thank all those who had volunteered for the NSPCC Soft Tissue teams for these marathons, and I hope that everyone stays safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing everyone later in the year.
My clinic in Headington remains open, and I am continuing to take every precaution with cleanliness, as I always have, to ensure the most professional environment available for my clients.
You need a head for heights!
The Gherkin Building
The 2019 NSPCC Gherkin Challenge
On Sunday I enjoyed managing the NSPCC Soft Tissue team for my 7th Gherkin Challenge and as you can see from the photo you need a steady head for heights to work on the 40th floor of the exclusive Gherkin building in London.
My team of 11 fantastic therapists treated just under 200 fundraisers who have run, walked or pulled themselves up the stair bannister of the 1030 steps of the Gherkin building to raise much needed funds for this wonderful charity.
It is always a fun event and the sports massages received at the top of the building were very welcome and much appreciated, followed by a nice glass of champagne.
This year I enjoyed recruiting & managing the NSPCC Soft Tissue teams for the London marathon and Gherkin Challenge for the 7th consecutive year and I am already looking forward to next years events.
Next shipment ready to go!
Together with Jonah Chesum at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Proudly wearing Oxford City FC kit for both pupils and teachers.
Putting the kit and footballs to good use!
I am very fortunate to be able to support the children of Kiboi Primary school, Kenya with another donation of sports equipment.
My link with the school came via a friendship I made with Kenyan athlete Jonah Chesum during my time working as part of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Since 2012 I have provided football kit for the boys and girls (shown in the photo), sports equipment including balls, bibs and cones but today's package is one of fun equipment including frisbees, balls and skipping ropes to allow the children some much needed fun time playing outdoors!
I am an avid supporter of ChildLine and the NSPCC and have run three marathons, the Great South Run and a 'HellRunner' in aid of ChildLine.
I am also the NSPCC Sports Massage Team Manager for their large events including the London marathon where my role is to recruit and manage and large team of therapists at the NSPCC Post Marathon Reception.