Captain Chris Howard Reports on Use of the PhysioPod on his 5 Marathons in 5 Day s at Challenge at the RMA Sandhurst Captain

Chris Howard has now completed the fundraising challenge for the charity HELP FOR HEROES, running 5 marathons in 5 days, in the grounds of The Royal Mil itary Academy Sandhurst between the dates: Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2012. In Captain Howard's blog, he thanks PhysioPod UK Limited for their financi al and physical support. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, July 18, 2012 -- Captain Chris Howard has now compl eted the fundraising challenge for the charity HELP FOR HEROES, running 5 marath ons in 5 days, in the grounds of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst between th e dates: Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2012. In Captain Howard's blog, he thanks PhysioPod UK Limited for their financial and physical support. Captain Chris Howard's Blog Entry: "I am now 45 years old and have spent all of my adult life serving in the Britis h Army as a Physical Training Instructor and Combat Soldier. On my return from Afghanistan I decided to represent injured soldiers by running various events for Help for Heroes. This year I decided to take on my biggest challenge yet, five marathons in five days. As if this wasn't hard enough, I also decided to run each marathon round a 1 mile repetitive loop. Yes, 26 loops a day for five days. When I announced this to the rest of thre World I was pleased to be contacted by Physiopod, who not only sponsored me financially but also offered me one of the ir portable Physiopod products. I have used the Physiopod throughout my training, the challenge and my recovery phases. During the challenge itself I had access to a Physiotherapist who massag ed me and gave me traditional recovery activities, such as ice baths, massage an d flexibility exercises. In addition we also extensively utilised the Physiopod. I found this to be a more relaxing and comfortable way of maintaining and recove ring from a highly intensive endurance challenge. In particular, I found the abi lity to use physiopod through the physiotherapist's hands very useful. This gave the Physiotherapist the ability to massage and utilise electrotherapy at the sa me time. Needless to say, it is impossible to do a high-intensive endurance event without obtaining some very sore joints. Therefore, the utilisation of Physiopod during my recovery phase has been excellent. After only half a week I am already condu cting low impact cardiovascular fitness activities. I have done many of these ultra-endurance events previously for Help for Heroes and have, not surprisingly, suffered from the effects before, during and afterwa rds. This time, however, I feel that Physiopod has minimised the pain and damage on my body and significantly and enhanced my recovery dramatically. Thank you Physiopod" Chris Howard Captain Chris Howard AGC (ETS) | SO3 Coaching Advisory Team, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey GU15 4PQ The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, centre for coaching excellence. The RMAS C

oaching Advisory Team was formed on the 25 July 2011, its function is to collabo ratively develop and maintain the highest standards of coaching within the Acade my. Previous Military Fundraising Events that Captain Chris Howard has organised and participated in. 2004 - Organised a charity boxing event raising £12,000 for the Army Benevolent Fun d 2008 - Ran a half marathon around a helicopter landing site in Musa Qala, Afghan istan raising over £5,000 for Help for Heroes 2009 - Ran a full marathon wearing Ospray body armour around Winchester training camp raising just under £6,000 for Help for Heroes 2010 Chris took a team of wounded (Battle Back servicemen/women) to run the Tu sk Trust safari marathon in Kenya. Tusk Trust is Prince Williamâ s principal charity, whom they met prior to their departure. (This was supported by Help for Heroes ). Click below if not done so already: Please join {{pp}} support Captain Chris Howard supporting HELP FOR HEROES (http ://www.justgiving.com/5marathon5days) Thank you in advance. Mary Fickling and Julie Soroczyn Sisters and Directors of {{PP}} Contact: Mary Fickling PhysioPod UK Limited Sherbrook Road Daybrook, Nottingham, NG5 6AY 0115 9167 685 info@physiopod.co.uk http://www.physiopod.co.uk

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