The 2nd Challenge Henley event was now almost two weeks ago, so the competitors should be feeling rested and relaxed after their phenomenal achievement. Almost 600 of these Ironmen and women passed through the athlete recovery tent to receive an expert recovery massage from Dave Kershaw and his team of volunteers; a marathon day in every sense which showcased Henley’s finest therapeutic talents with staff from Back in Line, Tonic Massage and CP. Complete Physiotherapy would like to extend a huge thank you to these professionals for their time and services on the day.
Dave led his own relay team by getting into the Thames for the swim leg at 7am, and emerging in 2nd place an hour later handing over to wife Yvette who went on to tackle the bike course.
A last minute change of competitor due to illness meant Keith Lewis of Shed Triathletes stepped in and valiantly concluded Team Complete Physiotherapy’s first Ironman event in 12.29 hours. Dave continued to lead his physio team in treatment for a further 4 hours finally finishing his day when the last competitor had received his well-earned massage at 11.45pm.
Complete Physiotherapy have been fundraising for The A21 Campaign via online donations and proceeds on the day from the half-ironman competitors and are delighted to have so far raised over £750. The money will be spent rehabilitating the victims of human trafficking in the UK and donations can still be made at www.justgiving.co.uk/completephysiotherapyA21.
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Hi, We are Phil and Gill Chappell. We own the Best of Henley-on-Thames. We live in Henley so would love to hear your views and opinions about all things Henley.