John Melbourne has been victorious in the Heroes Ultra Marathon

We are delighted to report Tadworth Athletic Club runner John Melbourne has been victorious in the Heroes Ultra Marathon which took place on the 21st of May 2016 in Crete, Greece. The gruelling event involves running from southern to northern Crete with over 5400 metres of climbing. John finished with a winning time of 21 hours and 31 minutes, a fantastic performance.

The amount of preparation involved to achieve this result is not to be underestimated and unfortunately John’s training for the event in Crete was interrupted when he suffered an injury to his right knee after a fall whilst running in a 45 mile ultra-event. John says this was a crucial time in terms of preparing for Crete and therefore maintaining his running in the water at Aqua-Physio really helped not only maintain fitness but also helped heal his injury quickly.

One of our physio’s Phil caught up with John recently to talk about the event and why he chose AquaPhysio for his recovery.

Watch the interview here:

Deep water running is not only a fantastic means of maintaining your fitness whilst recovering from injury, but may also be substituted into your training programme to speed recovery and reduce the risk of an overuse injury when training hard.

Our physiotherapists have a special interest in running injuries and are trained in the techniques of aqua-running. We are able to advise on the most appropriate method and help you find the most efficient technique to simulate land running to help improve or maintain your fitness levels. We have many previous success stories just like John who include elite sportsmen and women through to amateur athletes.

Our state of the art pool is specifically designed to allow for several forms of aquatic running. More information available here:

Check out the Heroes Ultra Marathon course route across Crete here:

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