This Sunday, the ladies of the Forge ran the Race for Life 5k in Old Deer Park to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

We set ourselves a target of £500 and are delighted to say we exceeded our target – our total currently stands at £530! Thank you to all who donated and if you didn’t manage to sponsor us before the race, our Just Giving page is still open for donations and you can find it here.

The team was made up of a variety of ages and fitness levels – including Clinic Manager Vicky’s four year old daughter Evie, who managed to run the first 2.5k without stopping! Some of the team tore around the course and managed to finish in around 20 – 25 minutes. Others were a little slower – receptionist Nikki was hampered by too big a breakfast, she would recommend not eating a bacon and egg roll so close to the start of a race!

Vicky was even able to run the race, despite injuring her knee the week before. She has been seeing our osteopath, Alan Burke, for treatment ever since. By the end of the race she was singing his praises because she was able to job the whole thing, with no pain at all!

The whole team made it in in under 40mins, beating the rain and making it through in one piece, despite the uneven ground.

If you ran the Race for Life this weekend, or you’re planning to take part in one of their upcoming 5k10k or Pretty Muddy events, please let us know, we’d love to hear from you. If you fancy treating yourself to a massage after your run this weekend, don’t forget you can call us on 020 8332 6184, email us at or even book online.

If an injury is getting in the way of your training or preventing you from taking part in a great event like the Race for Life, you can also visit one of our physiotherapists or osteopaths. Just call, email or book online!