Preparations for London Marathon 2019 are already underway at Team Saint Francis Hospice #TeamSFH!
On Wednesday 7 November, Nicole, Sophie and Fleur attended the first of three London Marathon evenings at the hospice - meeting their amazing 2019 runners and discussing everything running-related, including:
getting organised and finding the right training programme tailored for you
gait assessments, trainers and running socks
the importance of recovery, self help, stretching, foam rolling
the benefits of maintenance sports massage during the 16-week training programme
what running injuries to look out for, what they feel like and what you should do if they happen
getting together and running as a group for some training runs
Other professionals sharing their knowledge were:
Andy Preston, sports coach/psychologist
David Dixon, sports nutritionist
Sarah Williamson, Head of Fundraising at SFH
Sue Spong, SFH bereavement counsellor and marathon runner (who is a veteran of marathons!)
And Frankie the lion, of course!
It was a pleasure to meet these amazing fundraisers who are taking on their epic challenge and raising at least £2,000 each for SFH.
Everyone signed up to our exclusive monthly London Marathon 2019 newsletter. If you would like to join in, email Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to subscribe.
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We look forward to our second presentation in February, just before the Brentwood Half Marathon.