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Inaugural WELLVET SPORT AND WELLBEING WEEKEND is here!
Like the event page and follow for updates… more details coming soon!
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Sports blogs and sponsored events:
ROB POPE is the world-record breaking real-life Forrest Gump vet-runner from Liverpool, who ran over 15,000 miles across the USA to raise funds for WWF and Peace Direct. Read his blog and sponsor him here. He was also the after dinner speaker at the inaugural WellVet weekend in August 2018.
LAURA MUIR, the international athlete who, while still a vet student, became British Record Holder 1500m 3:55:22, double European Indoor Champion 2017. She qualified in 2018 and continues to go from strength to strength with her achievements. Follow her on twitter @lauramuiruns (anyone else feeling inadequate?)
JASMIN PARIS ‘Talking of the fells…’ blog. She is a small animal vet working at the University of Edinburgh and took up running after graduating. She now holds the records for the Bob Graham Round and the Ramsay Round. She is also champion of the 2016 Skyrunner World Series. In October 2016, she set a new women’s record for the Paddy Buckley Round. She also ran the day before she was due to give birth!
JO SUTTON is a vet and GB age group triathlete who competed in Challenge Herning Denmark in June 2017 gaining a 5th position. She has just competed in Castle Howard half ironman and out of the top 5 women 3 were vets! Read her blog, and sponsor and support her fantastic efforts.
NAT SCROGGIE is a vet, and runner, who started a blog on running after experiencing personal tragedy. Running helped her find positives through the hard times. Her posts are varied, open, honest and encouraging.
PENNY BARKER completed arguably the toughest cycle race in the world, the Race Across America starting June 2017. Over 8-10days the cyclist barely sleep, averaging 22 hours of cycling per day. Bonkers! She did it in aid of the British Heart Foundation and Hounds for Heroes. Read her FB posts here.
CAROLYNE CROWE is a veterinary coach and mentor who completed 10 marathons in 10 days, culminating in the London Marathon for The Brooke charity for working horses and donkeys. Check out the journey on their website
The inaugural WellVet weekend proved a huge success, bringing together sports, socials, relaxation and wellbeing workshops.
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What better way to ease back into work and exercise after having your second child than signing up for a half ironman?