13 May Event massage to prepare Birmingham Business men for the Velo
Last weekend saw Kathy and Chantall from the team providing pre-event massage to support local Birmingham business men in preparation for their participation in the Birmingham Velo on Sunday 12th May. The ideal way to prepare their legs for the mammoth journey ahead of them!
Kathy Scott, owner of Hands On At Work commented…
“As a business we like to give back to the community where we can and this was an ideal opportunity. Supporting wonderful business contacts with the best way we know how.”
“Anyone taking part in any sport needs to look after their body; eating well, good hydration, having regular massages and stretching before and after their chosen sport. 100 miles in a day is a tough ask for anyone ! Not only a physical challenge, it’s a mental one too.”
John Pottinger of Packenham Wealth, Stuart Mosley of S J Financial Solutions, Andrew Kay of Arkade Property and Peter Adkins of Emms Gilmore Liberson were the lucky recipients of the massage and the not so lucky ones taking on the incredible challenge.
Corporate law firm and licensing specialists Emms Gilmore Liberson offered their offices as a base for the morning and supplied everyone with refreshments whilst they waited for Kathy to work her magic. As they waited for their massage, between them they reminisced about cycling stories from their past, this soon turned into listening to passion, excitement and anxiousness as they realise the event was soon upon them.
Andrew Kay, Owner of Arkade Property commented…
“There must be some connection between having my first ever massage and riding my fastest ever sportive!
I attended at the sumptuous offices of Emms Gilmore Liberson the day before the Birmingham and West Midlands Velo and had the most relaxing soft tissue and muscle massage. I left with an overwhelming feeling of relaxation and wellbeing! The Velo was an extraordinary experience; a mixture of camaraderie with a hint of competitiveness through the beautiful rolling hills of South and East Birmingham.
I particularly enjoyed riding over the cobbled streets in the centre of Coventry and the fast swooping corners before the sprint to the finish, past the cheering crowds. It made one feel so special, if only for a few moments.
I was delighted with my time of 5 hours 45 minutes at an average speed of 17.6mph – especially as I am a useless and very old man! The sense of achievement when crossing the finishing line after 100 miles and 5,300 ft. of ascent should be bottled!
Thank you so much for organising the massage Chantall. It was a wonderful experience.”