40 Miles in 17 hours…why and how!

Walking for Cystic Fibrosis.

Team member Emma Speers was joined by her team mates Heidi Bellamy, Victoria Marriott, Sarah Whittingham, Nessy Smithson-Paul as she took to the peaks to walk 65Km (40miles) in 17 hours – raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis as she did.

emma speers and team during their cystic fibrosis charity walk

A walk in the park…but not as we know it!

The Great Strides 65 walking challenge takes place across the country each year and  takes in some of the most beautiful scenery the UK has to offer!

Emma and her team mates trained for the event to ensure they could get the miles done within the target time of 17 hours. This was the 3rd year that team Isle Stride had taken part but that didn’t mean injuries could be avoided completely.

emma speers injury glutes tape

Emma was suffering with pain associated with weak glutes and turned to physio Steven for assistance.

Emma had pain associated with overuse of her left gluteus muscle and this was treated successfully with balance tape. The tape serves to relax the over-worked muscles and also improves the flow of oxygen.

Other causes of gluteus pain

  • Hip mis-alignment
  • Muscle imbalance
  • An abrupt change in training

To the finish line…

The team successfully completed the challenge and crossed the line at 22.50 clocking up a total of 43 miles. A great effort from everyone.

If you would like to sponsor the team and help them smash their £4000 target you can do so here: Just Giving

If you have or are planning to take part in a sporting event and need injury advice or treatment contact one of our clinics.