Adam Dobson from Revolution Sports Injuries Clinics is pleased to announce that they will be providing sports therapists for the 2011 Forces March in aid of the military charity Project 65.
PROJECT 65 – The Veterans Charity was founded in 2008 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day by erecting a lasting memorial at the site of one of the greatest operations in British military history – PEGASUS BRIDGE.
Money raised by PROJECT 65 – The Veterans Charity is given to carefully chosen beneficiaries who provide care, support and assistance to the members of our armed forces community as well as invested in unique initiatives which are designed to make a REAL difference to the lives of those who have served our country and their families. Our aim is to support ALL veterans, young and old, serving and retired as well as their families and children.
The Forces March is one of the UK’s top challenge events. Participants attempt to complete five stages in five days. Each stage is at least 26.2 miles in length – 5 marathons in 5 days! The undulating all-road route begins in Ilfracombe, North Devon and passes through Exmoor, the Quantocks, Somerset and much of Salisbury Plain before finishing at The Forces Festival just outside of Bulford Camp, the UK’s biggest Army Garrison.
Adam Dobson from Revolution Sports Injuries Clinic was involved with a team taking part in the 2010 event. He commented “This is a tough event for the competitors, last year I worked with two runners Geoff Woodward and Steve Reynolds. I was in charge of their nutrition, and medical needs throughout the event.” “With the nature of the event and the mileage the runners are doing the nutritional element really counts”
He goes on to say “there was a number of the runners and walkers who required patching up by the last day. It was over use injuries – tight IT band and plenty of blisters!
Adam is working for the whole event this year, providing a morning clinic service preparing athletes for the day ahead, then be present at the halfway point to offer help during the grueling runs. Then offer injury assessment, treatment and sports massage at the end of the days.
Entries are invited from military personnel, emergency services teams, ex-forces, civilians and corporate teams. In fact The Forces March is for EVERYONE. Whether you are a keen walker or an ultra-athlete the march is whatever challenge you want it to be. Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 persons and each team must have their own support crew and vehicle to assist with transportation, camp set-up and equipment supplies. Individual entrants will be assisted by our support crew.
Entries are limited so if YOU are up for the challenge, submit your entry TODAY
The course is particularly challenging with many hills and valleys along the way. Spectacular scenery is very much a part of the route!
25th – 29th MAY 2011
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