As the knowledge of training, recovery, nutrition and biomechanics increases so does the incredible feats of endurance running. What appeared impossible previously has been proven possible time and time again. We are proud to have supported an ever-growing number of people completing these challenges and raising phenomenal amounts of money for charities in the process (currently over £2 million). Please see below for some inspiration.
Jo Whiley Sport Relief
‘Jo in a box Challenge’
Who? Jo Whiley – BBC Radio 2 DJ
The Challenge? 26 hours on a treadmill raising money for Sport Relief
“Undertaking a Sport Relief challenge is plainly an act of madness. You tend to say ‘yes’ then panic after. However there was no need to panic because I was in the hands of The Professionals…
Rich was my adviser from the very beginning. He gave me exercises to undertake and worked on me when I was trying to get on top of a thigh injury throughout the process. Over the course of the challenge the attention I received was invaluable. I honestly don’t know how I would have got through the Sport Relief experience with my feet/legs and sanity intact without his diligent care. He was with me literally every step of the way, administering massage, draining blisters & changing my socks and shoes to protect my feet and get me to the finish line. Albeit with ice packs strapped to my knees! I couldn’t be more thankful to Rich and Megan! They were calm, professional and knowledgeable in the extreme. Thanks guys!”
Paris to London Challenge
Who? Rob Evans (recreational rugby player)
The Challenge? Run the Paris Marathon then back to London for the London Marathon a week later (216 miles in 8 days).
“Leading up to and during my Paris to London Challenge, Richard and Chelsea were invaluable. With their high level of knowledge and professionalism, they were able to keep me injury free throughout the gruelling challenge. On my low days, Richard and Chelsea managed to lift my confidence and spirits to take me through to the very end. In addition to all these great attributes, they are both genuinely really nice people who are easy to get along with, and I would recommend them to any other athlete.“
Rob has now become a serial marathon runner and has been part of the London Marathon Pacing Team for the past three years. We are pleased to still be assisting Rob having helped with each step of his running career.
Eddie Izzard Sport Relief
‘Marathon Man Challenge’
Who? Eddie Izzard
The Challenge? 43 Marathons (1100 miles) in 51 days raising money for Sport Relief
It was a joy to work with Eddie before the event and follow his progress throughout his incredible achievement.
Who? Four football fans with the same ambition
The Challenge? Complete 14 marathons in 14 consecutive days in the 14 European countries that were competing in the 2018 Football World Cup.
We were delighted to help arrange the sports therapy provision throughout the process including supporting the group in several countries.
The HOPE Tour
12 Marathons in 12 Days
Who? Four runners with the same goal
The Challenge? 12 marathons in 12 days raising money for HOPEHIV
“Just because the clinic is called F.A.S.T. doesn’t mean they rush your treatment. In December 2012 Rich and Megan accompanied myself and a team of friends on an adventure down the length of the country as we ran 12 marathons in 12 days for the charity HOPEHIV. Having to treat half a dozen knackered grumpy runners in pain day after day is no easy job and yet they managed not only to fix any injuries and get us back out on the road each day with spirits lifted and limbs loosened, but they did so with such easy expertise, charm and good humour that being hoisted onto a massage table and having an elbow dug into your bum-cheeks was not nearly as tortuous as it might have been. Do yourself a favour and put yourself in their hands.“
Kerry McCarthy, Senior Writer Runner’s World Magazine
World Record Treadmill Challenge
521 miles in 7 days on a treadmill
Who? Amy Hughes
The Challenge? The furthest anyone has run on a treadmill in a week. Amy completed an astonishing 521 miles in 7 days.
We are also proud to have supported some of Amy’s previous challenges, including running 53 marathons in 53 days and running from Oswestry to London before completing the London Marathon.
We were on hand in Manchester for part of this challenge to help ensure she completed such a remarkable feat.
If you are looking to complete a similar challenge, please get in touch and see if we can help.