Physio-logical Fundraising for Rowans Hospice – Please show your support today

Oct 4, 2018

I thought I would share with you my journey so far.

As you may be aware Physio-logical have decided to support the Rowans Hospice, this is a charity very close to our hearts. At the beginning of this year I sadly lost my mother-in-law to her fight with cancer. The Rowans Hospice supports more than 1,000 people living with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers, every year from across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.

They provide quality care, delivered with compassion and completely free of charge, yet it costs £5.8 million to continue their vital work. Only 15% of this comes from the NHS. The rest is thanks to the generous support of the people in our local communities.

As part of the Rowlands Castle Village Fair in July 2018 I provided free 15 minute MOT physiotherapy sessions. In exchange for this service we took donations towards our chosen charity.

I will also be taking part in the Great South Run on 21st October and then I will be taking part in my first half Marathon in Gosport in November 2018 all in support of The Rowans Hospice.

So how is the training going?

I do run regularly with Denmead Striders, a great, fun and sociable club.

I go to the gym to work on strengthening and stability exercises on Mondays after my long day of treating at Rowlands Castle.

Some of the things I do are:

Cross trainer

Single leg leg press

Single leg squat on the bosu

Single leg bridging

Side leg raises



Heel raises


Chest press

I attend Denmead Striders training sessions on a Wednesday evening – we do a variety of training such has 400m reps, fartlek training, sprint sessions, hills.

On a Saturday I do my long run which ranges from 6-9 miles, I mainly run with Denmead Striders early run 7.30am meet by Lidl in Cowplain – it normally ends up being a hilly run! Steve loves hills the leader of the run!! All good for training though.

I have been out to do some long runs on my own on a Saturday too.

Plus along the way we sometimes go for a family buggy run too, the kids love it!

So training is going well, just need to put in a few more long runs in preparation for Gosport Half but feeling prepared for Great South Run which is only 2 weeks away now.

If you would like to support me by donating to my chosen charity Rowans Hospice then please donate via my just giving page. Thank you to all the people who have donated so far.



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