Congratulations to all who ran their own London Marathon at the weekend!
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.
London & Brighton marathons postponed.
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.
2019 NSPCC Gherkin Challenge
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.