It’s Saturday and I am taking it easy this weekend. Perhaps will do a little plod on Sunday but nothing too strenuous to allow my legs to recover from last Sunday. They say it takes 1 day to remove a race mile from your legs so hopefully by Monday all will be good because technically we only ‘raced’ 7 miles of it!
Last night I was both fortunate (and in the last 5 minutes unfortunate!) enough to get a leg massage from Chris Domoney of the Sports Clinic Bluewater. Two years ago when I ran The London Marathon for Fairhavens we were introduced at the initial ‘pasta party’. Fortunately for me whilst he helped out in Southend he has a much more local setup in Kent. Chris is a top bloke and tends not to mince his words, if there is any issues he will send you onto Paul the Physio. I have yet to hear any negativity about either. Quite often Physios/Masseurs are quick to take your money but may not be specific enough to your needs or worse still be scaremongering. After-all if they aren’t involved in running they will often miss-advise or suggest to give up running entirely. Chris is a runner, if you head to his clinic you will see medals and numbers from marathons all around the world including all 5 majors (inspirational in itself…Chris I will have my own display like that one day!). Fortunately, I haven’t needed to see Paul the Physio but have close relations that have and have come back with glowing reviews – these chaps aren’t out there to rob you and if you treat them with the respect they deserve I’m sure the treatment will be top notch.
I hadn’t intended on this blog post being an advertisement for Chris but every so often it’s worth shouting out to the people who have helped out along the way. If you have used either Chris or Paul in the past why not write a quick comment or review below – I’m sure they will appreciate it! If you want to get in touch with either of them see info below (copied from elsewhere):
Chris works privately in Essex as well as having clinics in Surrey and Kent. He is on hand to reply to any running,dietary or general fitness enquiries being an Athletics coach and experienced personal trainer. If you would like to get in touch with Chris you can contact him on 07739 765587.
Paul Smith is a Physiotherapist and can be contacted on 07989 282237.
Thats all for now, till next week!