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Connect Health’s expertise helps Ward Hadaway’s runners get up to speed in 135-mile charity run

17 September 2018

Connect Health was delighted to support law firm Ward Hadaway’s 30th anniversary celebrations, whereby more than 50 people teamed up from Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th September to run a non-stop relay between their offices in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

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Connect Health physios were available to support the runners with hands on advice following the 135-mile relay race known as “Three Points North”. It took 34 hours, covering terrain including city streets and rambling countryside and so far has raised over £6000 for charity.

Tim Raffle, Senior Physiotherapist at Connect Health commented “Myself and fellow physio Chris Hainsworth set up a pop up clinic in Ward Hadaway’s Newcastle office to offer advice on exercise and recovery to around 15 of the runners who all did extremely well.

“One runner limped in, as he had just completed the Great North Run on the Sunday before and then proceeded to do the charity run on Friday. His knee was really sore but after a little bit of treatment, he was able to walk away pain free for the first time in a week.”

Lisa Davidson, HR Director at Connect Health also lended her support on the day

“I was so impressed by the enthusiasm of the runners and huge commitment, shown by the whole team, some of whom had ran through the night. It was a fantastic achievement to celebrate their 30th year and I’m glad we were on hand to support.”

They were joined by Team GB athlete Laura Weightman, a middle-distance runner from Alnwick in Northumberland, who recently won the 1,500m title at the British Athletics Championships, and who supported the last leg of the relay along Newcastle’s Quayside with the Ward Hadaway team.

All funds raised will go to two fantastic charities – COCO (who provide sustainable sources of quality education to children living in poor and marginalised communities) and Greggs Foundation (to support their Greggs Breakfast Club Programme, helping primary school children get a nutritious start to their school day). Click here to go to the fundraising page.

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