Vetsports

Link up with other sporting vets on the Facebook group Veterinary Sports, join the Strava club and compare activities, blog about your sporting exploits and request sponsorship.

Inaugural WELLVET SPORT AND WELLBEING WEEKEND is here!

Like the event page and follow for updates… more details coming soon!

Vetsnet Strava™ club 

New to Strava™?  It’s an app based global community for everyone involved in all levels of sport, with either free or premium memberships.
Read more about Strava™ or download it here

Already a Strava user?  Simply login to your profile, search clubs for ‘Vetsnet’ and click ‘Join’

Sports blogs and sponsored events:

Do you want to leave a testimonial of your sporting exploits?  Send us a post to upload, or a link to your own sporting blog.
Are you doing a sponsored event? Leave a link with details in the forum, or send me the details and I’ll pop up a post.

ROB POPE is the real-life Forrest Gump vet-runner from Liverpool, who has already run across the US… FOUR TIMES!  And he’s still running to raise funds for WWF and Peace Direct.  Read his blog and sponsor him here

LAURA MUIR, vet student, British Record Holder 1500m 3:55:22, double European Indoor Champion 2017.  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

Sport and chronic pain

Did you know 1 in 7 people suffer from chronic pain?   On a recent bike ride we met Cambridge based entrepreneurs who have set up a cycle clothing company, alongside a 1 in 7 campaign to raise awareness of low impact exercise as a tool to manage chronic pain.  “There is no question that the psychological … Continue reading “Sport and chronic pain”

Sport Combats Stress Study

“Did you know: vets are 3-4 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide? 38.7% of vet students have experienced suicidal thoughts? These figures are real and taken from the VetFutures project. Stress is one of the key contributors to depression rates, and it seems the veterinary profession is particularly susceptible. This includes … Continue reading “Sport Combats Stress Study”

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