Please meet your Sports Massage Team for this years Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon. Post-event Sports Massage will be FREE at this years event (located at the Finish Line) so please do take up the opportunity to aid your recovery, pick up a jelly baby, share your story, and dish out sweaty hugs to the team;
Danny Clayton Owner of DC Injury Clinic, Advanced Sports Therapist, Level 5 Sports Massage Therapist and keen (but very average) runner. I have taken part in the old Swindon Half 3 times, volunteered twice, and this is my second year running the Sports Massage Tent. My advice to runners of half marathons is always the same; look out for those tricky middle 11 miles…
Lisa Wright Lisa will be back as the organising brain behind the operation on the front desk, taking charge of the booking-in system and guarding the jelly babies (alongside youngest member of the team, 5 month old mini-Lisa!), so treat her well! She is also one of the gutsiest runners I know and will be on hand for huge levels of empathy!
Charlotte Wilkins Charlotte has a BSc Honours in Sports Therapy from the University of Gloucestershire, and has great event experience having been an integral part of the sports massage team at the last Swindon Half Marathon. More information can be found at www.Stepup2fitness.strikingly.com
Lai Haddon Lai has been qualified as a Level 5 Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist for two and a half years, and is mobile therapist serving Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas. Interests include rugby, yoga, kettlebells, and running possible! More information can be found at www.haddonstm.co.uk
Lizzie Prew Lizzie is a recent graduate from the London School of Sports Massage (L.S.S.M), and has a Level 5 Qualification in Soft Tissue Therapy, the highest stand-alone Soft Tissue Therapy qualification available in the U.K. Based in Southampton, away from the couch Lizzie enjoys cooking and traveling!
Ben Fitzgibbon Ben is a Swindoner; another graduate of the L.S.S.M; and another member of the team with an impressive Level 5 Qualification in Soft Tissue Therapy. Ben is an Arsenal Fan, but we have an inclusivity policy here and don’t hold it against him!
Hannah King Hannah is from Farnham, and is yet another Level 5 qualified Soft Tissue Therapist out of the L.S.S.M, having trained with both Lizzie and Ben. When not working, Hannah enjoys yoga and chocolate!
Graham Bell Graham resides in Chippenham and has recently qualified as a Level 4 Sports Masseur, alongside a range of health industry qualifications in Exercise Science (Personal Training, Strength & Conditioning, Fitness Instructor). Graham is a fan of judo, the gym and mountain walking.
Louise Pfeil Louise is another member of the team with a BSc in Sports Therapy. When not piecing people back together, Louise enjoys playing netball, going to the gym and having down time with friends having drinks or watching movies.
Megan Murphy Megan is a local girl, and is currently studying Level 3 Sports Massage, before starting her Level 4 Qualification. When not studying, Megan can be found walking her dog and/or socialising!
Emma Allen Emma is a graduate sports therapist, based in West Surrey, with appointments also available in London and Swindon. Interests include dance, running, and rehabilitation. More information can be found at www.completesportstherapy.co.uk/
N.B. There are no ‘one size fits all’ style quick fixes in most injury scenarios, so these article shouldn’t be seen as such. They are merely guides to a better understanding of how our bodies work.
For more information please visit www.dc-injuryclinic.co.uk