We are making the final preparations for the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 28th February. In three days time we are proud to have a team from Sundial running the race as well as a team offering pre- and post-race massages, all in support of the Sussex Beacon.
The runners are in their final stages of preparation after months of training. They have endured windswept downs and blustery seafront training runs as they gradually clock up the miles to harden their muscles for the task ahead. Their gaunt stares and smelly gym bags at work give away who is doing the race and who is not. Injury and illness have taken their toll and the full complement is down by two. Hopefully the rest of the Sundial team will remain healthy until they cross the half marathon finishing line on Sunday. The race starts at 9:00 on Madeira Drive so do please come along and support the team who will be running in Sundial colours.
We are also pleased to be part of the support team for the race itself. We have over 40 physiotherapy students from Brighton Medical School helping us out on the day. We will be providing pre- race massages to warm up those stiff muscles and get the blood flowing so the runners can fly round the course. Hopefully a few personal bests will be forthcoming too.
After the race we will help soothe tired and aching muscles and aiding recovery with wonderful massages. Massage also aids recovery so the muscle stiffness over the following days will be reduced. The Massage Tent on Madeira Drive by the Yellow Wave cafe will be a blur of activity as the massage therapists and physio’ students go to work. We expect the first runners will be back about 10:05 with the bulk of runners coming in at around the 10:30-10:45 mark. We have over 200 massages booked and priority will be given to those that have pre-booked. If you want to arrange a massage then book here.
Sundial are also the partners providing clinical care and advice for sports injuries for the runners. If you have any niggles then give us a call and our physio’s, chiropractors and massage therapists can see you quickly. All the money raised from the pre-and post race massages will be for the Sussex Beacon and we will be supporting their wonderful work by donating £10 from each new consultation to them too.