“I have always been an avid sportsman, enjoying competition at high levels. In August 2008 I was diagnosed with serious osteoarthritis within my right hip and was told I would need surgery as a result.
After 6 months of intense rehabilitation, I had not made the progress I had hoped for and running was still very painful. At Triathlon Cycling and Running Show 2009, I met Mike Antoniades who convinced me to come down to The Running School and meet his team of specialists to help improve my running. By the end of the initial consultation, I was convinced I had come to the right place. My physiotherapist Annie and rehab coach Dan worked together designing a program that was specifically adapted for my experience level, needs and limitations. My running was analysed and within a short period of time my strength and technique improved.
I am now feeling and racing at a level I thought I would never reach again after my surgery. In 2010 Thanks to the advice of Annie and Dan I have achieved some great results including; 3hrs 25min finish at Virgin London Marathon. 6th place in the National Duathalon Championships in a time of 2hrs 26mins. I finished off this season with a lifetime best at this years Ironman Switzerland Triathlon (3.8k Swim/ 180k Bike/ 42.2k Run) in a time of 11hrs 11mins.
After surgery I was told that running would be a thing of the past and I would need to slow down but thanks to the guys at The Running School I’ve proven everyone wrong and even surprised myself. As the Ironman mantra goes- Don’t say you can’t. Anything is possible.