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Are you looking to run a Marathon in 2022?

May 6, 2022

The name Marathon comes from the legend of Phillipedes, the Greek messenger. The legend states that while he was taking part in the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, he ran the entire distance from Marathon to Athens without stopping to announce the victory over the Persians. He died from exhaustion shortly after.

The modern Olympic marathon began at the very first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and they have become increasingly popular since then.

Running a marathon is the classic test for any runner. 26.2 miles (42.195km) is achievable for most people after a lot of hard training – and long and tough enough to make it one of life’s most memorable experiences.

Looking for a new challenge? Here is a list of some of the most popular marathons/ half marathons in UK and Europe:

Marathons:

  • London 02/10/22
  • Seville 19/02/23
  • Richmond Park 11/9/22
  • Paris 02/04/23
  • Berlin 25/09/2022
  • Edinburgh 29/05/22

Half Marathons:

  • Hackney Half 22/05/22
  • The Big half 04/09/22
  • Ealing Half 25/09/22
  • Royal Parks 9/10/22

If you’re a beginner who wants to run their first half/full marathon or you’re an experienced runner who wants to beat their personal best, we offer a Marathon preparation programme, spanning across 17 weeks in the lead up to the event of your choice. The programme will be tailored towards your goals and availability, and you will be under the guidance and constant monitoring of our expert running physiotherapists.

This programme includes:

  • Assessment with state-of-the-art VALD equipment, Footscan technology and in-house treadmill and gym
  • Injury risk assessment
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Weekly physiotherapy/massage sessions
  • Physio-led runs
  • Running workshops with members of the GB athletics team
  • Weekly monitoring via Strava
  • Nutrition advice
  • Bonus recovery treatment session post marathon

 

“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon” Emil Zapotek

 

If you’re a runner and want to avoid injury during this marathon season, why not book a FREE 15-minute discovery visit? In this complimentary visit you will have a chance to speak to a physio about your needs/and or condition and they will let you know if physio is right for you.

To book an appointment or a discovery visit, call us on: 0207 636 8845

TESTIMONIALS

Recovering from a full Achilles rupture. Started my work with Nina in feb and my progress has only been positive and upwards and I am almost at full speed again. Nina put me back together again almost from scratch. She is the best physio I have ever worked with and will again. Very knowledgable and very hard working. Can’t recommend enough.

Bojan

What a great find! My orthopaedic surgeon recommended them and I can't rate Luigi, Gloria and the team more highly. Excellent service and very effective treatment- recovering nicely!

Justine

I am 84 years old, and have always been fit and healthy and exercised regularly. 3 years ago I underwent emergency surgery for peritonitis, and had a colonoscopy bag for 6 months and straight after surgery to reversal of the stoma. After this surgery I felt my legs very weak. To complete my drama, during the last summer I developed an abdominal hernia and had surgery for hernia repair. This made me even weaker specially at my legs. I have recovered but felt weak. I started my sessions at ALO Physiotherapy at the beginning of January, with the Vibra Machine combined with specific exercises. I have now recovered my body strength, particularly in the legs. I am now walking normally and without pain. I am delighted!

Barbara

Great clinic with great people! I was so lucky to find this clinic and even more when I met Andre. He's a very talented therapist and a wonderful person who makes you feel comfortable every time. He helped me to resolve my back problems in few appointments and I will be always grateful to him! From my experience is the best clinic in London and I highly recommend them without any doubts!

Daniele

One of the best physiotherapy centres in the world! The professionalism and knowledge of this centre amazed me.

Pierre

I am so glad I found this clinic. Luigi has been amazing. After my 1st session I felt an improvement and now have ALOT more movement and significant reduction in pain. I couldn’t recommend this clinic & Luigi enough. So helpful and flexible whenever I have needed to amend appointments. Every one is fantastic. I will continue to come here for as long as I need.

Mital

Andre is the best physiotherapist I came across. As a dedicated martial arts practitioner, I regularly use his services. He has always managed to fix my various back and leg injuries. I would recommend Alo Physiotherapy to anyone who suffers from body pain.

Thomas

Where do I begin? The journey has been too long with Andre Oliveira and ALO Clinic , as he helped me both physically and mentally to overcome an injury I had in both of my knees. A small injury , after following wrong treatment became chronic and I found myself unable to walk/stand/run and do the simplest things- the mental impact was worse. I was introduced to Andre by Eleftherios Pavlidis who runs Laertion in Athens. lefteris with his team were the first to accommodate the problem and told me what I need to do. As a Londoner, I was introduced to Andre and ALO Clinic, and the rest is history. Since February 2017 when I had the first session with Andre and he identified the biomechanic nature of the problem, along with the use of Tecar the results were visible after one month. Since then, along with personal effort and strengthening I did always guided by Andre, I the problem is restored and the pain is gone. I highly recommend ALO Physiotherapy Clinic , and Andre Oliveira for anyone who suffers from sport injuries , amateurs or professional top athletes.

Constantinos

Very professional staff and friendly environment. I felt a lot better after very first session. Appointment are easily available. I would definitely recommend this place

Muhammad

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