We are very active within the charity community and love to help those embarking on tough challenges. To date, we have been the main injury treatment providers for individuals and groups completing athletic challenges with them having raised a total of over £750,000 for charities around the world. We have also assisted many other charitable challenges as part of a larger group of support staff. If we were to include these, the total raised for charity would be over £2.5 million!
Jo Whiley Sport Relief
‘Jo in a box Challenge’ 26 hours on a treadmill
Who? Jo Whiley – BBC Radio 2 DJ
The Challenge? 26 hours on a treadmill raising money for Sport Relief. She completed over 100 miles during this time.
“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!” Jo Whiley
Amsterdam to London Cycle Challenge
Who? 15 employees of Altum consultancy
The Challenge? Cycling from Amsterdam to London raising money for Street Child. We travelled with the group throughout the challenge ensuring they all successfully made it to London and raised over £15,000 for charity.
Great Britain Triathlon
Run 3 peaks : Swim the 3 great lakes ; Cycle between them
Who? A group of three individuals who call themselves the Islanders
The Challenge? Run the three peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, swim across Lake Windermere, Lock Lomond and Lake Bala and cycle between them all (over 500 miles). They completed this incredible feat in 82 hours!
It’s great to have been chosen by the Islanders as their company for injury prevention and treatment. We enjoy the challenge of keeping them injury free as they push their bodies to the extremes with this and future challenges.
Worlds Longest Cross-country ski pursuit race
120km cross country ski race
Who? The Islanders
The Challenge? The worlds longest cross country ski race (120km). They successfully completed the challenge in 10 hours and 14 minutes.
“Fit Again Sports Therapy have been amazing at treating me throughout the last 18months. They have shown great support to our challenges and have helped the team achieve our goals! They have now become great friends. Thanks a million.” Alan Morgan – Islander
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
Paris to London Challenge
Run the Paris Marathon then back to London for the London Marathon
Who? Rob Evans – recreational Rugby player
The Challenge? Run the Paris Marathon then run back to London to complete 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 Evans
Since then Rob has gone onto become a serial marathon runner and has become a London Marathon Pacer for the past three years. We are pleased to still be assisting Rob having helped with each step of his running career.
14 Marathons : 14 Capital Cities : 14 Days
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.
Walking 26 marathons in 26 days between every Premier League football stadium.
Who? Jez George – former CEO of Cambridge United
The Challenge? Walking 676 miles (a marathon a day) between all premier league football grounds raising money for the Cambridge United Youth and Community Trust.
Eddie Izzard Sport Relief
‘Marathon Man Challenge’ 43 Marathons in 51 Days
Who? Eddie Izzard
The Challenge? Marathon Man Challenge, 43 Marathons (1100 miles) in 51 days raising money for Sport Relief.
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, get in touch and see if we can help.